Submissions should be experimental works of film or video that are 10
minutes or less and utilize moving images as a means to poetic
expression, formal exploration, or abstract and open-ended narratives.
Compelling, personal works that push the boundaries of cinematic
convention will also be considered for publication.
Submit film or video works as Vimeo or YouTube links and include
any passwords required for viewing. Works accepted for publication will
require an .MP4 or .MOV file that will be uploaded and hosted on Aquifer’s YouTube channel long term.
There are no requirements for year of completion or premiere status, but please note these videos will be available to the public online for an extended period of time. We
recommend entries be works that have completed any intended festival
screenings and do not have plans for future distribution.
Please ensure that you have the right to use and share all film and
video content before submitting. Please note that before publishing any
work, we will ask for a signed publication agreement that confirms you
have acquired permission for use of any visual, auditory, or other work
not your own included in your film or video, and that you accept full
responsibility for doing so.