Fogo Island Arts is seeking submissions of short films (running time of 30 minutes or less) for the 2019 edition of Fogo Island Film. Winning submissions will be screened during two festival weekend events on Fogo Island and St John’s in November 2019. Submitting filmmakers will also have the opportunity to qualify for a Residency Award with Fogo Island Arts and Story Development with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and other partners to encourage new creation.
Fogo Island Film (FIF) is an international program on Fogo Island devoted to films that examine the diversity of relationships between nature and society. Organized by Fogo Island Arts, FIF is devoted to actively supporting independent and experimental film production and to participating in contemporary artistic and scientific debate that addresses nature and culture as an indivisible whole.
Successful applicants to the open call for short films will be selected by a jury which includes Annette Clarke, Executive Producer, NFB Quebec Atlantic Studio; Lasse Lau, director, editor, producer; Alexandra McIntosh, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, Fogo Island Arts; Matthieu Orléan, artistic collaborator, Cinémathèque Française, Paris; and Goran Petrović-Lotina, researcher, theorist and founder of FIF.
How to Apply
Short film submissions are accepted exclusively via FilmFreeway. Multiple submissions are accepted. Applications must include a completed entry form and a preview.
Application Deadline: April 28, 2019