VISCULT 2015: FOOD FOR THOUGHT – CALL FOR FILMS
FESTIVAL OF VISUAL CULTURE, JOENSUU 30.9. - 2.10.2015
The annual Viscult Film Festival of anthropological and ethnographic documentaries will be held 30.9. - 2.10.2015 in Joensuu, Finland. The theme of Viscult 2015 is ”Food for Thought”. This points towards cultural and social issues of food and culinary cultures. Food makes us all think: What will we put in our mouths and what not? Where does our food originate? In which ways are aspects of food hierarchically organized? What meanings relate to traditional culinary cultures and how have they transformed in modern society? How does the global food industry affect local food and culinary cultures? What ethical issues should be highlighted in audio-visual documenting activities related with food? How can documentaries address issues of food production and participate in public discussion?
We are now inviting documentary filmmakers to send in preview versions of their recent films relevant to the theme, ”Food for Thought”, to be considered for selection in the Viscult 2015 Programme. A specialist jury will watch the films received and select 8-12 films to be included in the Festival. The organizing committee hopes to invite directors (or producers) of the selected films to the Viscult 2015 Festival to introduce their work and also for a discussion with the audience after the screening. The deadline for sending films is 8 April 2015.
Please fill the film submission form at http://www.viscult.net.
The Viscult Film Festival focuses especially on anthropological and ethnographic documentaries. The programme consists of film screenings, student-focused workshops and plenary lectures. The events are free for all. Moreover, much of the programme will be streamed in the Internet as a real- time net broadcast, so the events can be followed from across the world.
For the preview by the festival jury, please send a link to streaming services, preferably Vimeo or YouTube. A link to Dropbox or similar is also accepted. Also, please send us the password to access the film if needed. Please make sure that the film file is available for the Viscult jury until the end of May.
In case a streaming link cannot be provided, you can send a DVD copy to the following address:
Pohjois-Karjalan alueellinen elokuvayhdistys
(North Karelia Regional Film Association)
80100 Joensuu, Finland
The received DVD versions will not be returned but stored in the Festival Archive.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Dr. Jari Kupiainen
Principal Lecturer, Media
Karelia University of Applied Sciences