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Robert Withers <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 20 May 1997 14:11:59 EDT
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         *    *    *    CALL FOR ENTRIES    *     *     *
                         The 31st Annual
                         November 1997
New York's premiere showcase for cutting-edge and classic
independent shorts seeks narrative, animation, documentary,
experimental and dance film and video under 60 minutes in length,
and digital multi-media works of any size.  The New York Expo is
the nation's longest-running annual festival of independent shorts.
Over the years, the Expo has sought out and presented the best of
the new -- both unconventional, non-commercial works and classic
shorts in all genres.  The Expo has provided early recognition for
many major directors, including Spike Lee, Martha Coolidge and
George Lucas.In the 90's, the Expo has embraced the exciting new
world of digital multi-media, presenting CD-ROMs and Websites.
This year, the New York Expo and Dance Films Association will
present a special progam of new dance film and video.
Finalists are screened for the public and the New York film/video
community at The New School in Greenwich Village, and are seen by
distributors and exhibitors in this major media market.
Distribution opportunities are available through Drift, the Expo's
sister organization.  Selected finalists will tour to other venues.
The 1997 New York Expo will feature panels and sidebar screenings,
with digital multi-media works presented at Cyberfelds, an internet
caf .
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are granted in each category, plus
Blockbuster and Cyberfelds cash awards and Eastman Kodak
filmstock awards.  Judges for the Expo have included academy
award-winning directors, noted independents, and eminent scholars
and critics.  Expo sponsors include: Blockbuster Entertainment,
Sundance Channel, the New York State Council on the Arts, Eastman
Kodak, NAFT International, Cyberfelds, and the New York
Film/Video Council, among others.
The Expo seeks films/videos completed since 1995; CD-ROMs and
Websites since 1993.  Student and international entries are
welcome.  Public screening formats: 16mm and 3/4" NTSC video only;
35mm and Super 8 films are shown in video projection.  Preview on
VHS 1/2" video, NTSC only; CD-ROMs in Mac or PC format, Websites by
URL.  Entry fee: $35. Entry Deadline: July 1, 1997.
           For information and entry forms, contact:
                   Robert Withers, Director
              New York Expo of Short Film & Video
                532 LaGuardia Place, Suite 330
                      New York, NY 10012
                   voicemail (212) 505-7742
                   email: [log in to unmask]
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