Call for Submissions The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival 2015

With a desire to engage the expanding modalities of film and media, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale RSO Film Alternatives proudly announces a worldwide call for digital media submissions for the Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival 2015 program. Selected works will represent a fresh ongoing curation of various trends and practices that engage the illusive notion of the expanding digital narrative. All new and traditional genres will be considered.
Particular attention will be paid to new media, net art, interactive, website based projects, webisodes, digital imaging, user generated imagery, participatory, experimental, social engagement, etc. and sound, film, video, animation that in many ways eludes or refutes its placement inside the black box theater.
Digital artist and curator Nia Burks will jury this inaugural showcase. The selected work will be showcased online via the Digital Muddy website. The online kick off is set to coincide with the beginning of the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, Illinois on Feb 24, 2015. All content will be showcased for a period of six months.
Links to specific project based websites are the preferred method of submission. Decreased attention will be given to media that has found or seeks primarily to be situated in traditional theatrical screening environments.

Submissions will be accepted online through through Friday January 23, 2015. There is NO APPLICATION FEE. One submission per individual, artist, group and/or organization will be allowed. No works in progress will be considered unless is necessitated by the unique nature of the project or work. Finalist should be notified during the first week in the month of February of their acceptance.

Rules & Terms
The Digital Muddy by its nature is designed to be an online platform that promotes interaction and cultural discussion using art as its lens. Digital Muddy reserves the right to further moderate such a discussion when it threatens to disrupt or silence the participation of voices within the community. Application does not automatically indicate inclusion of work. Work is selected at the discretion of the curator and festival programmers.
Film Alternatives is a student run organization associated with the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
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