[NetBehaviour] Open call: 1 second movies | One-Off Moving Image Festival 2018

bjørn magnhildøen noemata at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 14:50:06 CET 2017

*One-Off Moving Image Festival 2018*

Open call

Noemata <http://noemata.net> is exited to invite artists and film-makers to
participate in this first edition of One-Off Festival!
We're looking for *one second moving images* on the theme of 'Home is...'.

All movies will be screened during the festival February 19-25, 2018 in
public, urban spaces in Valencia, Spain, in addition to the net.
A selection, possibly of all, of the movies will also be screening in
parallel at 60Seconds Festival <http://60sec.org> in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In addition, all movies will be included in the next Leap Second Festival
<http://leapsecond.online>, an irregular x-ennale lasting one second.

One-Off will award two selected videos a symbolic prize:
Jury Award: 1500 NOK.
Audience Award: 800 NOK.
(If at the time of the festival we have gathered support and funds we'll
raise the award amounts accordingly).

*Deadline for participation: February 1, 2018.*

   - 1 second short
   - original material
   - no credits
   - about: HOME IS...
   - 4x3 aspect ratio, mp4/gif formats

Submission and contact: one-off at noemata.net

Be sure to also check out 60Seconds Festival's open call
<http://60sec.org/participate.html> for 1 minute movies. Their awards are
much better!

*For more information, continue reading...*

Theme for the 2018 festival:
Keywords: Habitat, safety, homesick, refuge, the right to a home,
migration, homeless, retreat, the making of a home, precarity,
technology-induced precarity, material or psychological welfare or lack
of it.

Home provides shelter, security and the shield from where we can look at
the world. Homes are an integral part of complex social structures,
adapting and taking form after cultural and geographical environments.
Everyday millions from around the world are forced to flee their homes,
some search for a new safe haven holding on to the figth of building new
lives elsewhere, others accept their new situation becoming a paradox of
the world's metropolis.

What does home mean on the net? A virtual environment in which we are
neither here nor there, and always on the other side of the screen. What
is a virtual home?
How does technology empower or impoverish a sense of safety and
belonging? Or coupled with a globalization without borders, and another
one with walls? Or privacy-intrusing surveillance and tracking?
Compatible with a home?
The awkwardness of a one second movie about home emphasizes a strained
relation between technology and precarity. How pervasive technology
allows for a self-precarization, a return to a nomadic or possibly
dislocated way of life, a hunter-gatherer of jobs, money, material or
general welfare. Are we satisfied carrying our homes with us? A recent
study showed that teenagers would prefer breaking an arm to breaking
their smart phone.
The one second format is almost like an empty message, like the snapchat
'streak' - a meaningless, random image just serving to keep the daily
communication going. And not unlike the computer-command ping, meant to
check whether the network and destination is alive. It reminds of the
obsolete 'HERE IS'-key on old computers or teleprinters, it identified
you on a network once you pressed the key.
The home key on an english keyboard today, mostly brings you to the
start of a document, the top of a page, in a sense, to the start of your
own history as a human browser - home as your starting point. But where
are you when you hit the end key - have you come home like you would in
real life - home as also an end point? Where are we at the end of
history? With our knowledge and consciousness of an ultimate end to
ourselves and the world, does it make home an even more cherished
notion, in spite of its impossibility? A tiny flash in the dark? But
when you _are_ that flash, it makes a difference, to be what you are, a
perspective from home, a 'here is'-message, no beginning, no end.

About the festival:
One-Off Moving Image Festival is collaborating with 60Seconds Festival
for call, theme, movies and screenings, and both festivals run in
parallel February 19-25 (Monday-Sunday) 2018. We'll be sharing the works
so the screenings will be a mix of 1 minute and 1 second movies. One-Off
will focus on virtual screenings using routers and wireless technology,
while 60Secs will make physical screenings using projectors. We both use
public, urban settings as the exhibition space.

One-Off is an offspring of the Leap Second Festival
<http://leapsecond.online>, an x-ennale lasting
one second (three former editions 2012, 2015, 2016/2017). Since the leap
seconds are inserted into clock-time irregularly we wanted in addition
to have a yearly festival of one second movies, also to be able to run
in parallel with 60Secs festival. 60Secs on their side has more than ten
years of experience in organizing screenings of short movies in public
(streets, walls, metro).

In autumn 2017 Leap Second Festival and 60Secs collaborated on 6
screenings in Europe consisting of movies from both, with the practise
of mixing short and ultra-short movies. More info <http://noemata.net/5455>.
This in turn lead up
to the establishment of the One-Off festival. We're running it without
funds for the moment, in line with a 'streak'/'here is'-format and the
theme of home, technology, precarity

Jury for One-Off Festival 2018: To be announced.

Web: http://noemata.net/one-off/
Please forward and share the call: fb event

Looking forward to your participation!
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