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open call 2022

The open call for hungry eyes festival 2022 is closed!

We will get back to you with our decisions by the end of may.

The hungry eyes festival is once again looking for artistic works that situate themselves at the intersection of film, performance and installation art and question film in an interdisciplinary way. This year, hungry eyes festival will once again take place in the urban exhibition space KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum) and poses the question of how cinematic works can relate to, as well as challenge that space. A program consisting of short film series, performative and installative works will explore what constitutes the medium film and how cinematographic elements and working methods can be translated into other media. What can cinematic work mean in the context of installation art and performances if it does not only mean the playing of audiovisual clips? To what extent can also a short film address its own form and play with performative elements? By which means does film become a field of experimentation that expands its own concept and practice in an interdisciplinary approach? 

We would like to ask and investigate together to what extent film can set political or social impulses, how films or projections can intervene in real existing space, which presumptions about (cinematic) aesthetics can be turned upside down, or in which relation the repeatable two-dimensional film stands to the performance emerging in the moment and both in turn to the installation work intervening in space and unlimited in time. From a ballet of overhead projectors, an exhibition with flip-books to a silent movie screening with virtual reality glasses – everything is possible.

 

Since we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary works, we also want to encourage artists to apply with projects that do not fit perfectly into one of these categories!

short film

We are looking for any kind of short film, regardless of the year and country of production. There are no thematic restrictions. We particularly welcome submissions that reflect on film, deal with it in an experimental way, resist formal categorizations and/or understand themselves as cinematic experimental arrangements.

length: maximum 20 minutes

language: We welcome submissions in any language. If subtitling is possible, please indicate it in the respective place on the application form.

playback-format: For the screening at the festival we can use physical storage media (like a usb stick) or download links. Unfortunately we can not use analogue playback formats, but of course we accept digitized productions.

The short film program will be presented on screen in a screening situation set up for this purpose in the exhibition space.

short film for the trash-night

In this category we are looking for films that take themselves seriously in their unseriousness and do not take themselves too seriously in their seriousness – that develop their artistic potential beyond technical skills – that have failed in their own ambitions or have never been finished – that deal with film and their own artistic position in an unpretentious and self-ironic way. The Trash–Night including its accompanying moderation thrives on the mode of playful and casual viewing and finds its grand finale in the awarding of the “Golden Toast”.

length: maximum 20 minutes
playback-format: For the screening at the festival we can use physical storage media (like a usb stick) or download links. Unfortunately we can not use analogue playback formats, but of course we accept digitized productions.

The Trash–Night program will be presented on screen in a screening situation set up for this purpose in the exhibition space.

installation art

We are looking for installation art that relates in content and/or form to film, visual media, image spaces or projections and can be realized in an exhibition space. It is not necessarily required to work with video technology. We are also explicitly looking for works that deal with film/moving images in other (non-audiovisual) ways.

length: 3 exhibition days

location: At the exhibition space KiZ. Space requirements and layout by prior arrangement.

set up: maximum 8 hours on the day before the festival starts (August 25th)

Due to the spatial conditions, it is not possible to drill holes in the ceiling, walls and floor.

 

performance

We are looking for performative formats that relate in content and/or form to film, visual media, image spaces or projections and can be realized in the exhibition space. It is not necessarily required to work with video technology. We are also explicitly looking for works whose cinematic examination takes place in other (non-audiovisual) ways.

location: At the exhibition space KiZ. Space requirements and layout by prior arrangement.

set up/take down: maximum 1 hour each

rehearsals: Rehearsals in the exhibition room are unfortunately limited due to organizational reasons and are only possible outside the opening hours of the festival. Other rehearsal rooms might be available upon request.

Due to the spatial conditions, it is not possible to drill holes in the ceiling, walls and floor, nor to hang spot- lights. Spotlights can be used with tripods if required.

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