The Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes Mexico is looking for recent audiovisual works for ULTRAcinema 2018, the seventh edition of our annual festival that will be held from November 22nd. to 25th., 2018 in Xalapa, Ver. ULTRAcinema 2018 presents new film and video works by emerging and established filmmakers, in different categories. We look for non-commercial works, created by artists of all genres.
Reappropriation Open call to all audiovisual works created with some form of appropriation of films or videos in any format, including those works that are made entirely with found footage or that use only some segments of reappropriated material. Maximum duration of 20 min.
Archive Fever Documentary films made with or around found footage or archival footage. Without duration limit.
Experimental Any experimental short film of any genre, without found footage and with a maximum duration of 20 min.
50 years ’68 The year of 1968 was a watershed in several senses for the history of humanity, several social and student movements were raised in several countries, this anniversary is a good time to reflect on images. The spring of Prague, the French Strike, the repression and the Olympics in Mexico, military dictatorships and the Vietnam War are just some of the events of that paradigmatic year. The works must have a maximum duration of 20 minutes and have the characteristics of our categories Reappropriation, Experimental or Archive Fever. We accept works of any year and country of production. Please do not send scripts of any kind or commercial movies. The maximum duration of the works we accept is 20 minutes, except for Archive Fever that allows documentary feature films. The final selection will be made by our guest curators and they will also select the works that will be shown online. ULTRAcinema 2018 will be held from November 22 to 25, 2018 in Xalapa.
Guidelines Call of entries open: February 1, 2018 Deadline for submission: July 31, 2018 We implemented a small fee to recover the expenses of organization. You can not send files online anymore, please use FilmFreeWay only. Make sure that this information is included with your submission: Title, director, duration, a synopsis of no more than 30 words and contact information (phone and email) as well as at least one .jpg image in 300 dpi. REMEMBER • Reappropriation and Experimental must be no longer than 20 minutes. • For Archive Fever should be documentary films that use archival footage or found footage as a primary part of their approach. • Acceptable presentation formats: Vimeo, YouTube or the FilmFreeWay file upload system. • Acceptable screening formats: Digital file or any type of online video platform for the On-Line section. We will have an official selection of the best movies submitted programed at our venues, as well as an official selection of works to be selected exclusively for the internet just because we are getting so many good things. By submmiting your movie you accept that if selected it will be consireded for the national tour of the festival. Be creative, use all kind of strategies and send only good movies!