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"Blackchair Productions Independent Exposure Program"
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Seattle video and film artist, Joel S. Bachar founded Blackchair
Productions in 1992.
Due to the overwhelming lack of independent-oriented screening venues,
began the Independent Exposure microcinema screening program in 1996.
This program, held
every month at the Speakeasy Caf╚ in Seattle has presented the short film,
video and digital
works of over 300 artists from 91 cities in 39 states and 13 countries and
has gained an enviable
reputation in the network of microcinemas around the country as well as
around the world. 2000,
the fifth season of the program, is partially funded by the King County
Cultural Arts Commission
which means the artists whose works are shown will be paid an honorarium,
a gesture that is
practically unheard of in the independent film, video and digital arts.
Independent Exposure is
fast reaching a wider audience by being hosted at other microcinemas
throughout the world and
has been seen hundreds of times in 45 cities, 20 states and 20 countries!
Some of the hosting venues have been:
Cinema-Rex (Belgrade, Serbia); OvarVideo Festival (Ovar, Portugal); The
Bar (Dublin, Ireland);
Cine-Fantom (Moscow, Russia); Project304 (Bangkok, Thailand); Animac
International Festival of
Animation (Lleida, Spain); The Terminal Bar (Prague, Czech Republic);
REVelation Film Festival
(Australia); Volcano Film and Video Festival (London, UK); the Vrij Media
Cafe (The Netherlands);
The Soros Center for Contemporary Art (Skopje, Macedonia); Videomedeja
Festival (Novi Sad,
Serbia); the Eiga Arts center in Japan; CinemaTexas (Austin, TX); The
Video Lounge at the
Knitting Factory (New York City); The Mansion Theatre (Baltimore, MD);
Film Festival (Tucson, AZ); Blue Sky International Film Festival (Las
Vegas, NV); No Dance
Festival (Park City, UT); Basement Films (Albuquerque, NM); IMAGE Film
and Video Center
(Atlanta, GA); and ArtistÝs Television Access (San Francisco, CA).
Additionally, the program is netcast every month on
The Sync (www.thesync.com).
Ultimately, Blackchair Productions, through their Independent Exposure
program and other advocacy efforts, hope to expose, promote and distribute
video and film arts to the widest audience possible.
For those interested, here is our Call for Works
(which differs from previous years):
Blackchair Productions is accepting short video, film and digital-media
15 minutes or less on an ongoing basis for their monthly screening program
Independent Exposure. 2000 is the fifth year of the program and we want
to include you in the
show! Artists will be paid an Honorarium! We are looking for short
humorous, dramatic, erotic, subversive, animation and underground works,
but will review
anything for a possible screening. Works selected will, in most cases,
continue on to national
and international venues for additional screenings. Submit a VHS/or S-VHS
clearly labeled with name, title, length, phone-number along with any
support materials including
photos! Also include a US$5.00 entry fee and an SASE if you wish the
We will get back to you!
Send submissions to: Blackchair Productions, 2318 Second Ave., PMB 313-A,
Seattle, WA, 98121,
USA. Info/details: 206-568-6051, email@example.com, www.blackchair.com