Lower West Side Film Festival

Our pal’s at Collective:Unconscious are now accepting submissions for the first Lower West Side Film Festival! Located at their new space in Tribeca, the LWSFF will run concurrently with the Tribeca Film Festival – kind of like a Slamdance to their Sundance. Leave it to the kids at Collective to bring the alternative spirit to the TRIangle BElow CAnal!

(New York, NY) Collective: Unconscious launches the first Lower West Side Film Festival, April 22 – 27 2005, as an alternative exhibition opportunity for emerging film artists and multimedia artists. The Festival will feature a minimum of eight screenings showcasing more than 50 alternative filmmakers at Collective: Unconscious and other venues in Lower Manhattan. Collective: Unconscious envisions the Lower West Side Film Festival as an alternative to the corporate style entertainment being promoted by other film festivals and hopes to reawaken the artistic spirit of the neighborhood that once inspired some of the most significant artists of our generation. Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church Street, New York City.

Deadlines & Fees
Early: February 15, 2005, $25
Late: March 1, 2005, $35

The Lower West Side Film Festival is accepting submission of short films in all genres, including experimental, narrative, sexy, sensual and edgy, documentary and animation. Additionally, the festival will feature parties that showcase alternative uses of film, video and digital media. Other screening opportunities will include a roving video van and Open Film Night which will showcase films that are ten-minutes and under on a first-come-first serve basis. All films will be screened in digital video or DVD format. The only competition in the festival will be the Best of the Festival awards selected through audience surveys.

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