Synch Festival
Electronic Music and Digital Arts
2nd Edition

1-3 July 2005
Lavrio Technological & Science Park, Athens, Greece

www.synch.gr
 

Synch Cinema
International Call for Entries
 
This year’s Synch Festival will take place at Lavrio Technological & Science Park during 1-3 July 2005. In it’s 2nd Edition, Synch is being expanded to include contemporary trends in the field of Media Arts. Part of this expansion, Synch Cinema is introduced, as a non-competitive short film/ video festival that wishes to present and promote works of Greek and International film and video artists who overcome the conventional narrative cinema while they experiment with image and sound by creative and innovative use of new media.    
 
For the 2005 edition, Synch Cinema wishes to gather works that investigate the concept proposed by the festival’s very own name: Synch.

Synch, as a concept, is central to all time-based arts, denoting the  fundamental relationship between sound and image. In synch, out of synch, synchronization, synchronous, asynchronous: whichever approach or free interpretation of this theme is welcome.
 
We invite international independent film and video makers to submit their works so as to be taken under consideration for the selection process for the festival’s programme. Short films (less than 30min) of every genre are welcome. Works that deviate from, or challenge traditional genres are more than welcome. Selection shall be made according to the innovative quality of the works, and treatment of the festival’s 2005 theme: synch. Emphasis shall be put on very short films (less than 2min).
 

ENTRY TERMS



-       We accept short films (trt<30 min) completed after January 1st, 2003.

-       Selected films and videos shall be screened in BETA SP and/or DVD format. Please send your work in a format adequate for high resolution screening as preview copies are screening copies. We accept: PAL mini DV, PAL BETA SP, all region dvd, data-dvd with uncompressed video file.

-       Please do not submit original copies, we cannot be responsible in case of damage or loss.

-       Submitted copies are not returned but remain in the festival’s records. Copies can be returned only if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included.

-       Please  include in your submission package a CD with 2-3 high resolution stills of the work (jpg or tiff format), a short biography note, as well as a short description of the work (50 words or less).

-       If your work is accepted, you will be notified by e-mail, by June 10th, 2005.





Submission Deadline (postmarked by): May 23, 2005



Please complete the entry form ( to be found at Synch Cinema International Call: www.synch.gr) and mail it with a copy of your work and the relevant material to:



Synch Festival
Synch Cinema
To the attention of:Ms Eleni Gioti
10-12 Chimaras Str.
15125 Maroussi
Athens - Greece
 
 
For any queries please send e-mail to: cinema@synch-festival.com