Scenes and Screens Festival

Submit by May 7th, 2018

 

The 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival is currently accepting submissions for papers, machinima, films, performances, VR installations, and digital prints that center around the theme: Hyperconnect.
Though this term is commonly used to describe what we consider to be intermachine communication, it can also be used to describe a state of interpersonal and human-to-machine interaction as well. Alternatively, hyperconnectivity is used as a medical term to describe a rapid firing of neurons making excessive connections within the brain. 
The Scenes and Screens Festival committee encourages those submitting to consider the impact of all existing connections in our society, both organic and digital. Some ideas to pursue include but are not limited to the following topics: attention mining, artificial intelligence, biological enhancement, fractured identities, organism vs machine, and technological singularity. 

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:

The Scenes and Screens Festival is an event that was created to solve the gap in physical divides by providing contemporary artists a platform to bring their work to a global audience. Our goal is to provide recognition to a variety of educators and artists through a virtual platform in which these artists may express and present their ideas. In addition, it is an opportunity for these individuals to create meaningful experiences. It is our hope that this festival will inspire those interested in the bridge between art the technology to rethink the way that social VR platforms can be used in contemporary society.

The run of the festival will take place within AltspaceVR over a week-long showcase of in-world events that will be carefully curated around this year’s theme. The works presented at the Scenes and Screens Festival will be documented and archived by AltspaceVR through a series of live-streams, which will also be provided to the artists involved as their personal takeaway.

APPLICATION TERMS:

The Screens and Scenes Festival will be held between June 4th and June 10th, 2018.
Applications for Scenes and Screens Festival should be received by no later than 11:59PM PT, May 7th, 2018. Chosen works will be notified of their selection by May 21st.
All works submitted must be completed at the point of submission and follow all guidelines for their categories, which are listed below. 

The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. AltspaceVR reserves the right to not choose any work for this festival as the decision of the committee is final. 
Must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply. 

#SAS2018: Call for VR Installations 

Submissions for Installations at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for visual artists to showcase their VR Installation within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, please submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of the Installation
– A List of Credits
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Artist Biography
– Two 1920×1080 Images of Your Completed Piece Constructed Within AltspaceVR in the Form of a .jpeg or .png Format
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen installations will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

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#SAS2018: Call for Machinima 

Submissions for Machinima at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for visual artists to submit a work of machinima within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, please submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of the Film
– A List of Credits
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Artist Biography
– A Link to the Machinima in High Resolution (YouTube)
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen Machinima will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

#SAS2018: Call for Performances 

Submissions for Performances at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for performers to submit a proposal for a short performance, either musical or theatrical, within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, pleas submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of the Performance
– A List of Credits
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Artist Biography
– A Written Script or Screenplay, When Performed, Has a Runtime of 3-30 minutes
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen performances will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

#SAS2018: Call for Digital Prints 

Submissions for Digital Prints at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for writers to submit prints for inclusion within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, pleas submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of the Project or Series
– A List of Credits
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Artist Biography
– The Image or Series in the Size of 1920×1080 Pixels and in a .jpeg or .png Format
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen digital prints will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

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#SAS2018: Call for Film 

Submissions for Film at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for visual artists to submit a film for inclusion within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, pleas submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of the Film
– A List of Credits
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Artist Biography
– The Link to the Film in High Resolution (YouTube)
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen film will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

#SAS2018: Call for Papers 

Submissions for Papers at 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival

An open call for writers to submit papers for inclusion within the 2018 Scenes and Screens Festival. To apply, pleas submit the following materials:
– Your First and Last Name
– Your City
– The Title of Paper
– A Short Description of the Project
– A Short Writer Biography
– The Link to Full Paper, To Be Presented Between 20-30 Minutes in Length
– Your Social Handles [LinkedIn & Twitter] (optional)
– A Company or Organization Website Link (optional)
The AltspaceVR committee will be looking through the works submitted and will choose which ones will be included in the program this year. All those accepted for the festival, or those who may represent them, must be able to present the submitted work in-world through a 2D browser or in VR. 
Applications should be received by no later than May 7th, 2018. Chosen film will be notified of the selection by May 21st.

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