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"janet owen (by way of Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>)" <[log in to unmask]>
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                          CALL FOR ENTRIES

Send us your "time-based media" projects for a new international festival
that defies the traditional media boundaries. Art In Motion focuses on
innovation content and diversity. The criteria for entry is time base rather
than medium and therefore video, film and digital projects, websites,
CDRoms, animations etc. are all eligible. Hybrids are particularly welcome.

The festival will take place on January 28, 2000 on the University of
Southern California Campus. The deadline for entries is November 1, 1999.
There will be a $1000 "Best of Show' award along with several other prizes.
Rules and an entry form are available online at:


               or by calling (213) 740-ARTS


                           PRESS RELEASE

                       For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Keller & Janet Owen, festival organizers

(213) 740-2787

(213) 740-8938: fax

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The University of Southern California School of Fine Arts today announced
its ground breaking new international festival of time-based media, 'Art in
Motion', with a call for entries.  The entry deadline will be November 1,
1999. Submissions are expected from around the world and the selections will
be screened at the festival on January 28, 2000 on the U.S.C. campus.

Unlike other festivals which limit entries on the basis of media the only
criteria for this event is that the work be time-based. "We anticipate
submissions will rage from 30 second CGI, through artists' video pieces,
animated shorts and web sites, to feature-length movies;" said festival
organizers Jim Keller and Janet Owen; "and any hybrids that slip between
these definitions are particularly welcome."

Ruth Weisberg, Dean of the University of Southern California School of Fine
Arts, describes the festival as catering to the new breed of garage film and
video makers, web jockeys and cross-over media artists. " Everywhere
image-makers and storytellers are seizing the opportunities offered by
advances in multi-media technology to create extensive projects without the
sanction of corporations, major funding bodies and studios," she said. "Big
themes are being tackled on shoestring budgets and the results cover a
spectrum from raw urgency to sophisticated polish."

"There is an explosion of 'grassroots' creativity that is crashing the
traditional barriers between disciplines," added Owen. "The galleries try,
but they just can't accommodate the diversity of this type of work and the
film and video festivals are dominated by Hollywood sensibilities. Art in
Motion is a place for the work to be seen."

"AIM will focus on the creative and expressive potential of film, video,
animation, and interactive media," stress Owen and Keller. " This is a
festival about content and energy, not polish or commercial viability."

"This will be a truly international event," added Keller. "Information on
the festival is being sent to organizations throughout Europe, Asia and the

Entrants will compete in four categories: Features, Shorts, Animation, and
Interactive/New Media.  A $1,000 award will be given for the one work
selected as Best of Show, and one First Prize will be awarded in each
category.  Bruce Hainley, Artforum contributor, writer, critic and curator
will be one of the trio of Art In Motion judges. The two other judges;
prominent professionals in the fields of film, video and media
experimentation; are yet to be confirmed.

Anyone wishing to have information on entering the festival can either visit
the Art in Motion web site at or call the U.S.C.
School of Fine Arts at (213) 740-ARTS and request printed information be
sent to them.

Information on festival tickets and schedules will be posted on the web
site, at a later date.

The Art in Motion Festival will be part of the USC millenium exposition
entitled Southern California In The World/The World In Southern California,
or SC/W for short. Details can be found on the SC/W website at


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