Call for Submissions - Body Culture: Image, Appearance, Personhood
This call for work from Paradigm Shift deals with body image in the media and cultural terms. -arvan
Call for guest blog, video, and graphic art submissions in preparation for Paradigm Shift’s next event:
BODY TYPED short films on perfection
Screening & Discussion Featuring
JESSE EPSTEIN, Sundance award-winning Filmmaker
BODY TYPED is a series of short films about body image, media, and cultural identity that will be combined to make a feature documentary. The films use humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection.
WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
When Dee-Dee the barber learns about the art of photo-retouching, he may never look at his “wall of beauty” the same way again.
Short Subject Jury Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent nose and the effect if has on his career.
Best Short Film, 2007 Newport International Film Festival
A look at mannequins, religion, and perfection.
SXSW, Full Frame, True/False, National PBS Broadcast on POV
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th at 6:30 pm
Just outside the Feminist District
The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Times Square
Cost: $12 students/ pre-paid, $15 at door
BUY TICKETS NOW- LIMITED SEATING:
Facebook invite: http://bit.ly/cofvXX
Submission Deadline- August 22
Use these prompts as guidelines for submissions; essays, poetry, and artwork in all forms accepted:
- the effect of stereotypes on bodies
- body image and health
- expectations that friends and family have of our bodies
- how appearances intersect with gender and sexuality
- the portrayal of bodies in the media
- body empowerment
- social acceptance versus personal acceptance
Submit responses to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include how you would like to be credited (name, anonymous etc). Video submissions- please submit YouTube private link. Email subject line: Your Name- Blog post- 3/30 Event.
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