Update: Unfortunately, we have to announce that the Open Call has been closed on Wednesday 22 September. Due to the overwhelming response to our Open Call, we will no longer be able to accept any further work, nor will we be able to respond to individual emails about presentations of works.
In spring 2022 we will open a new call for our festival in May.
Open call: short film programme FIBER 2021
FIBER 2021 will host a short film programme to enrich our three-day event consisting of talks, art and music. Are you a video artist, experimental/abstract filmmaker, media artist, musician/audiovisual performer? We welcome you to submit your work.
These works can be short experimental films (no traditional documentaries), video art, video clips, performance registrations or registrations of works that highlight the changing relationships between technology, ecology and society in daring new ways.
We are looking for works that focus on mutation, more-than-human futures, adaptation to new worlds, shapeshifting and non-human interactions. Below we provide more info on the festival’s theme.
We offer a fee of €50 when your work is selected.
- Work must not be older than 3 years.
- No traditional documentary work.
- You may submit a maximum of two works.
- Submit your work before 1 October 2021 23:59hrs
- Your work must be no longer than 8 minutes
Fuelled by the now critical quest for human adaptation to a radically changing world – both technologically, ecologically, and culturally – the festival compiles a wide selection of immersive experiences and conversations in line with its theme Mutation. From an artistic viewpoint, we examine the (in)ability to shapeshift into new ways of being.
In the domain of science, mutation is the alternation of genetic material. The cells of organisms and viruses undergo changes due to mutation, after which their being – and the interactions with their environment – can radically transform. One of the most well-bespoken cases of mutation are, of course, the current COVID-19 variants and our constant mitigation with these shapeshifting viruses.
Within the FIBER Festival programme we will be working with the concept of ‘mutation’ in a more broad and artistic sense. Through art, sound, audiovisual experiences and talks we will explore the (in)ability to change or adapt to strange, unexpected and hostile environments. Mutation can be seen as an unwanted development, but might also present opportunities to change habits and minds. In the face of a planetary emergency, the Western societies will need to leave behind their untenable separation from ‘nature’. Mutation, explored and practiced as the blurring of separations, could provide us with both speculative and actionable modes of moving towards a new existence.