The Front

Film Fest Open Call
Due Jun 30 2018

Submit your work to The Front's Annual Shorts Festival : Fertile Ground

It’s The Front’s Fourth Annual Film Shorts Festival! This year we are including both short videos as well as video installations. We invite artists to submit work to be considered for this boundary pushing presentation. Selected works will be exhibited within our unique gallery space. All exhibiting artists will be included in the festival catalog and in The Front’s online archive. One outstanding work will receive a cash prize for “best in show.”


Submit videos, 10min or less, and video installations that visually or conceptually address this year’s theme: "Cultivation". When our environment is toxic, what do we do to amend our conditions and improve our circumstances? The idiom, “Growth takes work,” can be applied to many areas of our lives and our societies. Please submit videos that approach this idea, whether it be through growing a garden, fostering relationships, engaging in our communities, or taking political action. More abstract interpretations are also encouraged.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2018
Notification of selected videos and installations: July 7th
Due date for selected video files : July 10th

Install dates for video installations (artist must be present for install and deinstall, Front members will be there to assist):

Install July 12th – 13th

Deinstall August 6th – 7th

Opening reception: Saturday, July 14th, 6 - 10pm

Open hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm, July 15th – August 5th

Kevin Baer, Vanessa Centeno, Nurhan Gokturk, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Cristina Molina, and Ryn Wilson

Entry Fee:

*Image: The Greenhouse, 2015, Robyn LeRoy-Evans,