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Call for Film Submissions: GLOBAL LIVES

Deadline: September 1, 2012

3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

Cultural Analysis and Theory Department

Stony Brook State University of New York

Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Saturday October 13th, 2012

Keynote Lecture to be delivered by:

Professor Una Chaudhuri, NYU


The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of

contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term “globalization.” We are

seeking short film submissions that explore the topic in terms of the issues,

experiences and narratives of groups and individuals as they are faced with the

unique challenges and possibilities of living in a global world.

We are interested in classic and experimental narratives, documentary, fiction

and animation, in traditional film genres as well as alternative aesthetic modes.

Works addressing non-Western themes, as well as minority and marginalized

communities especially wanted. All submissions must be under 15 minutes

(shorter works preferred).

The GLOBAL LIVES conference will attempt to explore some of the many

aspects of this globalized view of culture, as well as other aspects of global lives,

economical, political or other. We seek to engage contributions from a wide

range of disciplines to bring together the different theories and perspectives of

globalization in order to articulate the diverse experiences of living in a globalized

world. The short film program will form an integral part of our graduate

conference, to be held at our Manhattan Campus on Saturday October 13th,


Filmmakers interested in submitting their short film/video should use Dropbox

(“Cultural Analysis and Theory”) and email us with film title, 2-3 sentence bio and

contact information to by September 1, 2012.

Alternatively, you can send us your DVD in NTSC formats in an envelope clearly

marked FILM to:

(please make sure to include your film title and contact information)

Sofia Varino

Cultural Analysis and Theory Department

2048 Humanities Building

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5355

Selected filmmakers will be informed by September 15, 2012. Up to three entries

per filmmaker. Maximum 15 mins length (shorter films 5-10 mins preferred).


1. Entries MUST be 15 minutes or less.

2. Submit online at Dropbox or send DVD in NTSC formats.

3. Submissions in any language other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.

4. Each entry must be accompanied by 1). film title 2). 2-3 sentence bio 3).

contact info.

5. Entries will not be returned.

Conference Website: