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Catalyst Arts | Artists Moving Image Commission | Members Open Call




Call for Submissions


Catalyst Arts is seeking proposals for a new artist moving image commission that will be launched as part of 11th Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham 2017. Experimental and ambitious projects as well as alternative visions about contemporary moving images are encouraged.

The final work should be a single-channel video of under 20 minutes in length, and must be completed by 1st March 2017. Artists should be able to demonstrate the commission can be delivered within the awarded budget of £650 and the fixed deadline.                                                                                        

Applicants must submit and email to by 5pm Wednesday 19th October 2016 with the following attachments:

  1. Fully completed Application Form
  2. Artist CV
  3. Single PDF containing 5-8 high res images of current, recent or proposed work (10MB max)
  4. Links to video, sound, durational or performance works (youtube, vimeo, soundcloud or artist website only). Please note: media files will not be downloaded so please do not forward dropbox, google drive, or wetransfer links.

Flatpack premiere: April 2017

Flatpack is a film festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every spring. Since 2006, the festival has been exploring the territory where film bumps up against other artforms. This commission is the first collaboration between Catalyst Arts and Flatpack Projects.

All submissions by email to



Applications can be accepted from Catalyst Arts members only.

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