Rotterdam midway…: Lewis Klahr wins a Tiger Award!

Plenty of old friends (and new) are at IFFR as works by James Benning, Deborah Stratman, Ben Russell, Makino Takashi, Ute Aurand, Ben Rivers, Paul Clipson, Michael Robinson and many, many more unspool in Rotterdam. Some of these films have already screened at Cinematheque. Some will screen in the season that opens 20-February. And a few others will screen at CROSSROADS in April. Though we’ll make a full announcement of the schedule in late-March, we can confirm that we’ll be presenting Lewis Klahr‘s Tiger Award-winning Wednesday Morning Two A.M. in the weeks ahead!

If you have a film you’d like us to consider, definitely send it along in the next few days. For you convenience, we’ve repeated the complete submission details below.

A Festival of New & Rediscovered Films
April 16–18 at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco

Postmarked submission deadline: February 10th, 2010 (walk-in submissions accepted)

San Francisco Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films and videos for the inaugural presentation of its (projected) annual festival, CROSSROADS. Occurring April 16-18, 2010, at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, the festival will showcase new works of emerging and established filmmakers in the avant-garde along with a number of special presentations and events. Cinematheque is seeking submissions of compelling non-commercial, artist-made work of all genres and durations.

• Submitted works must have been completed after January 1st, 2008.
• Include one submission form with each entry.
• All submissions must be on DVD — clearly labeled with the film title, filmmaker name(s), contact telephone number and email.
[*Please email us at festival@sfcinematheque.org for inquiries of submitting other formats.]
• Please include a pre-paid, self-addressed package with your submission if you would like items to be returned. If not, all materials will be recycled.
Entry Fee: $10 for each individual film; Entry fee is waived for Cinematheque members.
Please make checks or money-orders payable in U.S. currency to: SAN FRANCISCO CINEMATHEQUE
or send payment via PayPal to: cashier@sfcinematheque.org
• We will notify all entrants once the submission is received.
[Please note, only work that can be shown in a theatrical presentation can be screened.]

The CROSSROADS program will be announced April 1, 2010. If your work is selected, we will contact you by email before that date.
You will be asked to present the following:
1. Exhibition copy of your work (film or video) to arrive at the address below no later than April 9th, 2010.
2. 75 word artist bio.
3. A minimum of one photo or .jpg still image (300 dpi) of your film for publicity use.
Cinematheque will pay rental fees for all works screened at the festival. All selected works will be returned to their makers (at the expense of Cinematheque) at the conclusion of the festival.

To request an Entry Form, contact: festival@sfcinematheque.org