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Call for film submissions: Momentum'09

Disabled artists and filmmakers are invited to submit entries for a major Disability Art Symposium in New Zealand in February 2009. Films submitted can be about any subject. So the only limit is your imagination.

This international symposium will attract creative people from all walks of life interested in sociology, the arts, arts funding, and disability politics, from all over the world. Selected films will be screened in the venue's lecture theatre at various
times during the symposium.

Accepted formats: DVD (Region 2 or Region free), VHS (PAL) or Mini DV (PAL)
Non English Language films must have English subtitles or a transcription in

Deadline for submissions: 19th December 2008

Please consider making your film as accessible as possible by including
audio description, captioning or sign language interpretation.

If you would like to discuss this or if you are currently in post production stages and are concerned about meeting the deadline, please contact Caglar at filmpro.

How to submit your films:
Contact filmpro for a submission form (or download the submission form from the bottom of this page):
E: film@momentum09.com
T: +44(0) 207 613 5856
F: +44(0) 870 916 0757

Return the completed form with your film(s), by 19/12/08 to:
c/o filmpro, Studio 8.1
1/15 Cremer Street
London, E2 8HD

Please do not send originals at this stage - unfortunately we cannot return submissions.

Enclose any publicity material - blurb, print quality images, biographical information about the artists and filmmakers. This may be used in publicity and marketing for the event.


What happens next:
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 9th January 2009.
Applicants will be contacted about technical requirements if necessary.

About the symposium:

Momentum'09 is an International Disability Art Symposium being held in
Auckland, New Zealand from the 25 to 28 February 2009.

Momentum'09 will bring pace, perspective and prominence to disability arts and provide the next step towards a viable and global understanding of and respect for disability arts and culture. It will be a melting pot of innovation, inspiration, aspiration and the very best in performance and visual arts by disabled artists and performers from around the world.

Keynote speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognised adviser in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources; Victoria Maxwell, actor, playwright and Creative Director of Crazy For Life Co.; and sociologist and writer Tom Shakespeare. The symposium programme will include screenings, exhibitions, performances and workshops, lectures and discussions.


More detail about the event can be found at:


25 - 28 February 2009
Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland


About the Curator:

Caglar Kimyoncu is a digital and video artist as well as curator. In the past eight years, he has focused on collaborating with other artists in a variety of media, including website design, theatre scenography, video and photo documentary, and script development. In his role as Co-Founder (with Julie McNamara) and Artistic Director of the London Disability Film Festival, he coordinated the festival for seven years, working with a range of artists and technicians to design a uniquely accessible screening experience, and travelling extensively to advise other international film
and video festivals.

Caglar has mentored numerous artists in their practices and served on arts related panels, juries and committees. Current projects include touring with Julie cNamara's Crossings, producing Michael Achtman's short film Welcome Stop, developing scenography for Here and Travel in collaboration with Signdance Collective and directing his own short film, imc, an exploration of power dynamics within institutional settings. Caglar is a director of filmpro.

For more details see: http://www.filmpro.net/

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