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Call for Contributions

Location: Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 7-12, 2023

feminist elsewheres is situated between continuities and breaks of feminist
struggles, relationships, and film histories. We want to approach this elsewhere
through (filmic) fictions, excavations, and analyses of collective structures that exist
in between a buried past and a not yet drafted future – moving towards a critical
inventory of a feminist present in moving images.

feminist elsewheres is a collaborative, intergenerational, and international project
that provides a platform for historical as well as contemporary forms and actors of
intersectional film work to further think through feminist history and future.

feminist elsewheres is organized by a group of curators, artists, and academics
who reexamine two events in Berlin that they were not able to participate in: the
1973 “First International Women’s Film Seminar“ which marks a pivotal moment in
the West German feminist film movement as well as its 1997 revisitation titled
“... the point is to change it. Films, Festivals, Feminism” to which various European
Women’s Film Festivals were invited.

In November 2023 feminist elsewheres celebrates over 50 years of feminist film
work and invites you to submit contributions for the film program.
feminist elsewheres is put together by Elena Baumeister, Fiona Berg,
Charlotte Eitelbach, Sophie Holzberger und Arisa Purkpong.

Submissions can include (but are not limited to):
contemporary and historical fiction-, documentary-, and experimental
film / artistic contributions and interventions / archival research projects
/ distribution programs and more that

  • work on and with feminist issues.
  • are working through intersectional fights and activist film heritage.
  • were made in collective contexts and are invested in collaboration as a mode of production and aesthetics.
  • are invested in ethnographic or artistic research.
  • are based on ephemeral knowledge production, e.g. oral histories.

Participants are invited to Berlin to introduce their work. feminist elsewheres has a
budget for expense allowances, film copies, as well as travel costs and
accommodation. Hybrid participation is optional. The works, including a short
description (150 words) should be submitted as a nonchargeable link, available
until December 2023. Either submissions should have German or English audio or
be subtitled in German and/or English. If possible, please submit two stills that can
be used for future advertisement.

Deadline: May 31, 2023
Email: feministelsewheres@gmail.com
Subject: Contribution feminist elsewheres

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