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"Call for Entries: Independent Exposure 2001"
2000-12-29 until 2001-12-31
Microcinema, Inc. / Blackchair Productions
Seattle, WA, USA United States of America

Seattle video and film artist, Joel S. Bachar founded Blackchair Productions in 1992. Due to the overwhelming lack of independent-oriented screening venues, Blackchair Productions began the Independent Exposure Microcinema screening program in 1996. This program, held every month at the Speakeasy Cafes Backroom in Seattle, has presented the short film, video and digital works of over 500 artists from 100 cities in 40 states and 17 countries. The program has also gained an enviable reputation in the International Microcinema Network maintained in 60 cities, 20 states and 30 countries.

2001 is the sixth season of Independent Exposure, and will be operated by Blackchair Productions newest venture, Microcinema, Inc. Microcinema will cultivate and nurture a new, international do-it-yourself media making and exhibition culture - the Microcinema Movement.

Through the development of the offline and online International Microcinema Network, Microcinema will become the premier source of the growing creative output of international film, video, and digital media makers.

Microcinemas expertise in discovering, curating, exhibiting, promoting, and distributing international, DIY - produced short films and videos will ensure success of this International Microcinema Network and firmly plant this new culture in the media industry.

Ultimately, Blackchair Productions and Microcinema, Inc., through their Distribution through Exhibition efforts, microcinema.com website, and other advocacy efforts, hope to expose, promote and distribute the independent video, film and digital arts to the widest audience possible.

Specifics for Entry
Microcinema, Inc./Blackchair Productions is accepting short video, film and digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less on an ongoing basis for their monthly screening program called Independent Exposure. 2001 is the sixth year of the program and they would like to include you in the show! Artists will qualify for a non-exclusive distribution deal, which will include additional license fees for international offline and online sales! They are looking for short narrative, alternative, experimental, avant-garde, humorous, dramatic, erotic, subversive, animation and underground works. Works selected will, in most cases, continue on to national and international venues for additional screenings and may qualify for the DVD/VHS home video compilations as well as Netcasting via the microcinema.com website. Submit a VHS/or S-VHS (NTSC preferred) clearly labeled with name, title, length, phone-number along with any support materials including photos! Due to the large amount of entries, they are unable to return your submission(s).

Send submissions to: Microcinema, Inc., 2318 Second Ave., #313-A, Seattle, WA, 98121, USA. Info/details: +206-568-6051, info@microcinema.com, www.microcinema.com

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