RPFF 2019: Call for films
CALL FOR FILMS 2019: THE EFFECTIVE PRESENCE
RPFF will celebrate its 6th edition with a new cycle of film screenings, workshops, a retrospective, and roundtable discussions. The festival will take place from the 25th - 28th April.
Our call for films is focused on narratives that attempt to understand the filmmaker as a fully realised character within the film.
The curating team for this edition of RPFF is calling for films of a broad anthropological persuasion that depict the filmmaker as a constitutive component of the film. The 2019 RPFF programme intends to profile films that acknowledge, develop, and engage with the role of the filmmaker in the content and form of the film. We seek films that indicate ways in which cinematic introspection offers insight into the broader world. The programme will highlight films that suggest that the description of a phenomenon becomes more convincing when the filmmaker elaborates on their presence and role in the filmmaking process.
Some themes that we are after:
Different ways in which reflexive subjectivity is achieved in documentary cinema.
What is the value and what are the limits of introspection?
What are the narrative, ethical, and cinematic considerations at stake when the filmmaker develops his/her presence?
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 21, 2018 (23:59 EET time)
Submissions that are not in English must be subtitled in English.
No submission fee required.
Screening formats accepted by Kino Bize: HD videofile (preferably .mp4, 1080 and higher), BluRay.
RPFF does not provide screening fees.
We will notify all entrants about the selection results by February 25, 2019.
Full festival programme will be publicly announced by March 27, 2019.
The holder of the copyright agrees that the preview copy of the film will remain within the film archive at the Department of Social Anthropology of Tallinn University, as part of their research and educational film collection and that the film can be used for non-profit screening events with no screening fee, organized by the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology of Tallinn University.
Festival committee: Carlo A. Cubero, Ieva Lange, Māris Prombergs, Madara Bunkše, Daniel Allen