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Pride Film Festival: Seeking Queer Film [Call for Submissions]

SEEKING QUEER FILM!

PRIDE, a Bloomington, Indiana film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, is seeking full-length and short films and videos for its 2011 festival held at the end of January. The films can be on any topic relating to a diverse range of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and/or transgender issues.  The deadline for submissions is September 31st, 2010. The Midwest festival spans three days, with multiple showings at the historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater in downtown Bloomington.

Select filmmakers will be invited to attend the festival and speak about their work, and three awards will be given to the Audience Favorite, Jury Selection, and the Alfred C. Kinsey Prize winners.  The Alfred C. Kinsey Prize is given annually to a film that furthers our understanding of gender and sexuality, and the filmmaker is invited to submit a copy of the film to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which is located at Indiana University in Bloomington.

PRIDE seeks films that express a range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. The goals of the festival are to strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.

Film Requirements
The film must be recent: no entries of films produced prior to 2009, please.
Length:
            Short films – maximum 30 minutes
            Feature-length films – maximum 120 minutes
Submission Formats:
            DVD
Presentation Screening Formats:
            miniDV
            Beta SP
            DVD
Entry Fee: None

Deadline: Sept 31, 2010

You may submit your film by sending a DVD along with a document giving details of the film, including length, format, year of production and a short synopsis, to:

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
ATTN: PRIDE
P.O. Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402

For more information about PRIDE, please visit: www.pridefilmfestival.org

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Call for Submissions: The Red Umbrella Diaries [Blog Carnival]

(from Audacia Ray)

For the last year, I've been running a co-hosted reading series called Sex Worker Literati in my hometown of NYC, but now I'm striking out on my own to create a monthly event, The Red Umbrella Diaries, with a solid online dimension. I love my city, but I know that by putting down my roots and hosting events here I'm discriminating against those who can't be here!

Lots of people ask how they can be involved with the Red Umbrella Diaries if they can't get to New York to see or perform in the show. The Blog Carnival is a way for sex workers and their allies to participate in the Red Umbrella Diaries from afar. Every month, I'll do a carnival of pieces of writing on the upcoming event's theme. I would love it if you could help me spread the word about the Carnival and the series itself.

For the next event, the theme is Coworkers and Co-conspirators. Here's a little something to get you started thinking:

In every industry, quirky coworkers keep jobs entertaining, livable, or sometimes downright miserable. But what’s too much information and even sexual harassment at other jobs is just a day in the life in the sex industry.

Writers can send me a piece that is up to 700 words long, and I'll pick my favorite to read at the event - and of course then I'll put the recording in the new Red Umbrella Diaries audio podcast, which will launch in July. Your piece can be previously published on your own blog or elsewhere, or you can conceal your identity and email me a piece that you can't put your name on. The themes can be interpreted all kinds of different ways, I love to see creativity.

Send links or text to stories@redumbrellaproject.com by June 15th.

--
Audacia Ray
Website: audaciaray.com
Blogs: wakingvixen.com * blog.iwhc.org
Advocacy: iwhc.org * sexworkawareness.org
The Red Umbrella Diaries: redumbrellaproject.com
Videos: intlwomenshealth.blip.tv * youtube.com/audaciaray * sexworkerliterati.blip.tv

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Call for Submissions: "21st Century Queer" (new 'zine)

Call for participants – please pass this on to other queer artists

Darin Klein & Friends Present:

Suzanne Wright
at Amy Adler’s Echo Park studio
March 27-April 24

Details at www.darinkleinandfriends.blogspot.com

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves

‘Zine submissions must be received by April 15

Queer Pile-up!

A one-night exhibition of queer LA artists on April 17

21st Century Queer Artists Identify Themselves

A ‘zine by and about queer artists living and working in the 21st Century.  A resource for sharing information and educating ourselves and our peers. A guide to identifying, contacting and inspiring each other.   Not a visual artist?  Queer artists work in many ways, and all are welcome – I’m sure you can think of a way to contribute!

Mail me 100 standard 8 1/2×11” copies (black ‘n white or color) of text(s) and/or image(s) documenting or representing your work.  Limit one page per artist, please.  On the backside, print info about yourself and your work.  I need everything by April 15!

Darin Klein

1529 1/2 Rosalia Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Your work is done!  I’ll collate and staple it all together.  The result will be 100 ‘zines including all the submissions, released to the public on April 17 at the Queer Pile-up!

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Call for Submissions: International Girl Gang Underground Zine

THE INTERNATIONAL GIRL GANG UNDERGROUND compilation zine aims to document and dissect how Riot Grrrl's legacy has manifested twenty years later, as well as provide guidance for those who want to transform "revolution girl style now!" into "REVOLUTION GIRL STYLE FOREVER!"

If Riot Grrrl doesn't resonate with you or your cause, that's okay! We also want to know about all the do-it-yourself, grassroots music movements currently being run by women/girls/trans/genderqueer/queer folks today.

We want your submissions!  Talking points include, but are not limited to:

  • ESSAYS ON...
    • What would a modern-day "Riot Grrrl manifesta" look like?
    • The successes and failures of Riot Grrrl and what we've learned from them
    • Your experience as an immigrant grrrl, genderf**king boy, revolutionary pornographer, Muslimah punk, working class queer, etc
  • REPORTS ON...
    • What was your experience as a Riot Grrrl in the '90s?
    • What's going on in your community that supports feminist & queer DIY musicians today?
    • Scene reports from regional DIY music scenes that traditionally are lady- and queer-friendly (London, Berlin, NYC, or your town)
    • Individuals who are making a difference--musicians, activists, writers, whomever!
    • "Where are they now?" (Riot Grrrl edition)
  • HOW-TO...
    • "Get off the Internet and meet in the street"
    • Reclaim feminism for the 4th wave
    • Organize conferences, protests, benefits, etc
    • Combat the "dude-first" mentality of your music scene
    • Use new technologies to organize effectively
    • Start a band/go on tour/create a zine/etc
    • Create spaces for working class, POC, international and rural women and queers
  • BAND/ZINE/COLLECTIVE/ACTIVIST GROUP INFO...
    • We're creating a directory for the International Girl Gang Underground--send along info on your project to be included!
  • ART...
    • Print, digital, audio, video, whatever--so long as it's in an easily rendered format for a black & white zine or can be included on an accompanying CD-R for distribution, we want it!
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Call For Submissions: Queering Sexual Violence

Queering Sexual Violence

An LGBTQ Anthology Call For Submissions

Description:

An anthology of LGBTQ writers, survivors and activists confronting heterosexual privilege and the gender binary system while creating a dialog about the limitations of the anti-sexual violence movement in hopes of creating change.

Edited by Jennifer Patterson.

Queering Sexual Violence seeks 20-25 LGBTQ writers who are interested in submitting pieces that confront the current state of our anti-sexual violence climate. Part memoir / part criticism / part call to action, this anthology seeks to address the limitations of a society that is not only unequipped to deal with rape culture but also unable to look at it without the lens of heterosexual privilege and through the interests of a gender binary system.  The anthology seeks to destroy the image of the "perfect survivor" and motivate the anti-sexual violence community to embrace a more radical perspective in order to foster sustainable change.

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