Call for participation

Sustensistan is under creation. The first sustainable country will show itself to the world through the first edition of the Ant Film Festival in Copenhagen in December ‘09. Participate in «Documenting Sustensistan», challenge your video skills, create up to 8 minutes of film and help the world join a country with a bright future. With “Documenting Sustensistan”, Cultura21 Nordic wish to create a global manifesto of sustainable imagination. This will feed into a direct dialogue between a worldwide community and local citizens in the city of Copenhagen.

On December 6th to 13th, four “Embassies of Sustensistan” will be set up in four different districts of Copenhagen. These are selected for qualities such as the amount of new construction, issues of sustainable lifestyle, and cultural composition of the populations. In the embassies, citizens will be able to watch the films in mini-cinemas and dialogue with the film creators. They will be offered citizenship of Sustensistan through and be encouraged to use the films as inspiration to take action in everyday life.

We leave it to the creators of the films to determine whether they see Sustensistan as an already existing country, as an object of their imagination, or even as a political and cultural impossibility. All the films entered will be uploaded to a community site and subject to the scrutiny of peers in a P2P process. All categories will be created by the community members and the organizers will encourage dialogue and discussion around the criteria for selecting the best entries. The festival is open to entries from amateurs and professional, individuals and collectives. Running time limited to 8 minutes. Max. size of file is 500 MB. See the website for further information on formats as well as entry and selection procedures.

Entry fee per participant is 10€. Creators unable to pay this fee can apply for dispensation. The organisers expect to allow for approximately 50% free entries. All films must be created/recomposed later than June 1st, 2009. If you use spoken words other than English, please provide your film with subtitles in English (if possible - or call through the community for help!).

The portal will open on October 1st, 2009, on / Entries may be uploaded until December 5th. The community will elect the best entries on December 6th-13th. All elected entries will be screened in Copenhagen on December 14th-17th, at the cinema Byens Lys, as part of the alternative, intercultural climate conference, “Klimabundmødet/Windows of Hope”. Please stay tuned on the project portal for news on prizes, categories, criteria, etc., as these are all developed as a part of the P2P community work.

The Ant Film Festival 1st Edition is a partnership between Cultura21 Nordic and our supporting partners Socialsquare, Klimabundmødet, Liv Lindberg, TV-TV, Gravitations and Kph Projekthus.

For any enquiries please contact Oleg Koefoed or Kajsa Li Paludan Coordinators of Ant Film Festival 2009

Oleg Koefoed 2009/09/22 09:48

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