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Do you live near a work of public art?
Can you see one from your bedroom window?
Do you pass by one on your way to work?
Is there one you like in particular?
If the answer is yes, send us a short film about it!
If the answer is no, find one quickly and send us a short film about it!
Although millions of people experience public art first-hand on a daily basis, many of them are not conscious of its presence. Trapped in their daily routine, people walk, drive and sit by works of public art, but they do not always actually “see” them. The association Artists for Public Art, APA1777, was established by some of the leading players in the world of public art in order to change this. It has become clear to us that in order to protect the works of public art, they need to be appreciated and in order for them to be appreciated, they need to be seen.
As film has become a means of intuitive expression accessible to everyone, the general public is invited to discover the world of public art around them, to be inspired by works of public art, and to turn their feelings and thoughts into short films. A jury of world-acclaimed filmmakers and artists will choose the best films. These films will be screened at the Louvre museum as part of its prestigious Journées Internationales du Film sur l’Art (International Days of Art Films) in January 2017.
Participation is free. The contest is open to all members of the public from around the world. There is no restriction on the year of production.
For the purpose of the contest, public art refers to permanent, contemporary, original works of art, in any artistic medium, which are in the public domain anywhere around the world. The works can be outdoor or indoor, as long as they are accessible to all members of the public.
Style and Format
The films should last between 2 and 10 minutes. The films can be in any style (documentary, fiction, video art, animation or experimental). The films can be shot using any kind of camera (video, stills or mobile phones) provided that they are of sufficient quality to be projected on a large screen (e.g. theatre screen). The films can be in colour or black & white. The films may be in any language but must be subtitled in English.
Copyrights and Intellectual Property
Registration form available at http://www.nowyouseeme.org/Application-Form. Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and send registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link and password to access the uploaded film. Films can also be submitted via WeTransfer.com to email@example.com
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