Aggregate Animated Shorts | Fourth Annual International Short Film Festival

Aggregate Animated Shorts | Fourth Annual International Short Film Festival

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, June 28, 2020

Fourth Annual International Short Film Festival
Submissions are DUE JUNE 28 20 / 11:59 PM PST
ASG is pleased to announce their “Fourth Annual International Animated Short Film Festival.”

In the ongoing effort to present unique and challenging art experiences to the public, Aggregate Space Gallery is proud to launch this celebration of non-commercial and experimental animation. Animation, as a subset within video art, is unique in its versatility as a communicative form and its ability to place viewers inside adjacent realities. It is a medium without rules or restrictions, and its content can address ideas as simple or as complex as the animator intends.

ASG will be accepting films from 2 – 25 minutes of length in the categories of narrative and non-narrative. Animations of all styles, digital and analog, will be considered. Submissions are DUE JUNE 28 / 11:59 PM PST. You will receive an email by their team regarding your submission in early July, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 and the concern for the health of ASG’s staff, artists, and audiences, this year’s festival will reshape and adjust to new online and offsite screening possibilities, where everyone can access and enjoy the videos safely. Further information will be announced as they figure out the new adaptations of how they present this important programming.

During the presentation of the program, audiences will be rating each film based on the Most seductive, Best Technique, Best Sound Design, and Best in Show, each winner will be included for their award ceremony next to the juror’s awards for Narrative and Non-narrative films. This year, the Award Ceremony will likely take place online and will include screenings of a film by each of the jurors, the viewer’s choice awards, and the juror’s top 2 films and an honorable mention from each category.

The films and their presenters will be publicly announced on ASG’s website and social media the day the viewing period opens. Also to be announced are the identities of the jurors, who will come from the San Francisco, Bay Area art and animation scene, and beyond.

There is a required submission fee of $20

*** ASG WILL EVALUATE ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON ***

Link to submission form:
https://aggregatespacegallery.org/asg-animated-shorts-open-call/

Judy Caldwell
Judy Caldwell
I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the slow movement of rain laden clouds. Areas of sky, water, and land are knit together with brushstrokes to represent their seamless interaction under the common conditions of weather and time. In my acid etched tin pieces, areas of watery marks are left visible to suggest the underlying layers of the landscape. I  do not strive to recreate the particulars of  places that inspire me, but rather the timelessness of the elements of light, weather, and geometries that inform them. My work is not about how the landscape looks as much as about how the landscape makes me feel. I try to create an image that allows the viewer to engage with it in such a way as to invite similar introspection.
Kirby Fredendall
Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media works that embody intense color and graphic forms.  She is a National Honor Society graduate of Drexel University School of Design Arts, and lives and works in the Philadelphia area.  After teaching art for several years in Philadelphia, Fridkin left to pursue printmaking at various studios and schools in New York and Pennsylvania.
Terri Fridkin
Terri Fridkin

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media works that embody intense color and graphic forms.…

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media works that embody intense color and graphic forms. She is a National Honor Society graduate of Drexel University School of Design…

Terri Fridkin is best known for her dynamic, abstract and mixed media works that embody intense color and graphic forms. She is a National Honor Society graduate of Drexel University School of Design Arts, and lives and…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and city streets. In work ranging from large scale sculptural installations, and living compilations, to miniature assemblage and mixed media works on paper, nature is my rubric and my compass. This is the way I make connections between human interests and the environment that surrounds us. 

Simultaneously, nature is my metaphor and material. Grafting together a variety of flat and dimensional elements is not uncommon in my practice.
In different ways, I'll incorporate earth, vines, flowers, roots, seeds, pigment, and wax into sculpture, and mixed media works on paper, more akin to assemblage. Nature and plants frequently act as metaphors for our human experience as they are passively or overtly layered or stitched amidst found imagery, maps, photographs, and words.
Susan Benarcik
Susan Benarcik

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences,…

I spend a lot of time in nature observing plants, the environment, and natures cycles. While in or out of the studio, I'm creating both complex and compact environments that enliven personal residences, gallery walls, and…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable virtual-vistas, and a collection of smaller prints that focus on human connection, much like the ripple effect of a stone thrown in water.
Karen Hunter McLaughlin
Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

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