Documentary Festival 2008
- A Conversation in film –
in association London Review of Books, and with the support
of the British Museumwith
CALL FOR FILMS
PocketVisions is calling for film submissions for the expanded
London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) - A Conversation
in Film, 2008. The festival is presented in association with
the London Review of Books, and with the support of the British
Museum, Curzon Cinemas and the UK Office of the European Parliament.
2008 sees a continued association with The Margaret Mead Film
and Video Festival (New York).
The LIDF is scheduled to run for 6 days between
Monday 31st March, and Saturday, April 5th, 2008. The opening
night gala presentation and reception will take place at the
British Museum, as will the closing day when three screens will
run simultaneously all day in the Clore Educational Centre beneath
the Great Court. Various other London venues are involved and
full and final venue details will be posted shortly.
The call for submissions goes out to an international
field of applicants. All successful applicants will be invited
to be present at the LIDF. We are looking to support new and
innovative filmmaking talent, and to ask filmmakers to participate
in a series of intertwining ‘conversations’ to be run alongside
the screenings. These ‘conversations’ will involve academics,
journalists, policy-makers, NGOs, and other cultural commentators.
The LIDF is calling for documentary films produced between
January 1st 2006 and December 6th 2007, and is particularly,
although not exclusively, interested in films that fall within
the following categories:
* Human Rights
* Heritage and the Arts
* Other social and development issues
Submission Procedure: Film-makers can enter
their films, pay entry fees and find out how to submit their
DVD or VHS preview copy at http://www.lidf.co.uk
Once the on-line submission has been made
entrants will receive a confirmation email and a unique Entry
Deadline for Submissions: 6th December 2007
Late entries accepted until 30th December with penalty (see regulations).
Films can only be returned if the ‘return fee’ is included
in the submission.
Selected films from the LIDF will be automatically
submitted for selection to the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival,
For further information or questions see the
official LIDF web-site: www.lidf.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing your films.