Jane Gillooly’s (Film & Video Fellow ’07) film Today the Hawk Takes One Chick was a 2008 pick for the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, a documentary film festival hosted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Now it’s your turn: the 2010 festival is currently accepting submissions. The Mead Fest considers a range of documentary films and videos, including: experimental films, essay films, animation, and new media. Productions must have been completed within the last three years. Early Deadline: March 31, 2010, Final Deadline: May 3, 2010.
If you’re a chamber music ensemble looking to commission new chamber works: First, thank you – you are awesome. Second, Chamber Music America, a national service organization for the chamber music profession, is accepting applications for its Classical Commissioning Program. The program provides support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters, and festivals that commission American composers to create new chamber works. Applicants must be organization-level members of CMA. Funding is available for the composer’s fee, the ensemble’s rehearsal honorarium, and copying costs. Deadline is April 9, 2010.
For Berkshire artists: don’t miss the upcoming Tricks of the Trade events sponsored by Berkshire Creative. April’s topic: how to secure an artist residency so you have time and a space to create new work. Artist and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts professor Melanie Mowinski will host three different events to discuss residencies: Tuesday, April 13th, 6:30 PM, MCLA Gallery 51 (Guest: Heather Phillips, Director, Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside); Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 PM, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts (Guest: C. Ryder Cooley, Artist); and Thursday, April 15, 6:30 PM, IS183 Art School (Guest: Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts). Events are free but require registration; contact Jessica Conzo at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center to register.
For Asian American short story writers: Hyphen Magazine and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop present the 2010 Asian American Short Story Contest. The national, pan-Asian American competition will name 10 finalists and one grand prize-winner who will win a cash prize of $1000 and have the winning story published in an upcoming issue of Hyphen. There is a $20 entry fee. Deadline is March 31, 2010.
Video: an excerpt from TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ONE CHICK by Jane Gillooly. The film has upcoming screenings at the Addis International Film Festival (March 31) and Festival International de Films de Femmes (April 2-11).