* * * CALL FOR ENTRIES * * * The 31st Annual NEW YORK EXPOSITION OF SHORT FILM AND VIDEO AND INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA 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] http://yrd.com/nyexpo ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.