Oil. It fuels our cars, it furnishes our homes, it feeds our debates, our wars. Oil, almost magic, which can be transformed into a multitude of products, toys, fertilizers, carpets, shampoo, insulation, golf balls, credit cards, lipsticks, plastic bags, bottles. A strange philosophers’ stone giving immortality to pop bottles and plastic forks.
How are we going to negotiate our dependency and oil addiction with our environmental concerns? Who defines the Industry practices? How can the individual contribute to the emergence of solutions? What is the role of the artist, writer, poet?

OIL is looking for slick short videos to fuel the discussion! Daniel Dugas will curate the program, through a call of submissions that is open to local, national and international artists. We are looking for videos that address and explore the issues and relationships we have with oil, either politically and/or poetically. The program will be screened on July 12, 2011, which is the one-year anniversary of the capping of the BP well in the Gulf of New Mexico.

To submit your short film/video:

Must be under 5 min.
Must be submitted on either data DVD as a .mov file or Mini DV, if sending by mail.
A .mov file can be uploaded onto our FTP server (Please contact programming@emmedia.ca
for more details)
Must not be an original copy as EMMEDIA will not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to any submissions.

Please send your submissions to:

Attn: OIL submission
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 – 11 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0C7 CANADA

All submissions must be received by EMMEDIA on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @ 4:30PM (MST). Postmarked or late submissions will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact Vicki Chau, Programs & Outreach Coordinator, at: programming@emmedia.ca or 403-263-2833.