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Outcasting: Fourth Wall

Deadline: June 1, 2014, 9:00 am

Outcasting: Fourth Wall (O:4W) is the first artists’ moving image festival for Cardiff, Wales. It aims to take artists’ moving image to a wider public through a number of different platforms, venues and opportunities both virtual and physical using traditional screenings, installations and site specific commissions. The festival runs from 25th September to the 1st November 2014 and is calling for submissions for screening and commissioning.

To create a breadth of engagement with the public the festival will take place in public places and spaces – empty shops, parks, projections on buildings etc., and will be supported by two programmes: an education programme in association with Ffotogallery’s Education department, designed to help teachers at primary and secondary level engage with artists’ moving image; and a professional development programme to help artists to develop their skills in making and presenting their work.

The Outcasting: Fourth Wall Festival grew out of an awareness that more and more galleries were programming artists’ moving image work, but that there was no dedicated platform for this discipline in Wales, nor regular opportunities for public engagement and professional development around it.

The newly formed community interest company Fourth Wall . Pedwaredd Wal (4W) has been set up to promote existing activity within, and of interest to, Wales and to provide an access point for UK and international curators and Welsh audiences to this strand of activity.

The main part of the festival will be a series of screenings and events, but there will also be longer installation setups around the city. New works will be commissioned and there will be some exclusively on-line content that will be featured on the Outcasting web site.

The festival aims to be collaborative to work with a wide range of partner organisations throughout Wales, while working with the festivals, exhibitions and cultural tourism initiatives in and around Cardiff during the festival period.

For more information about commission and screening opportunities please click here.

All artists selected will receive either a commission or a screening fee and there are no registration or submission costs for this event.

The festival is funded by the Arts Council of Wales Festivals fund, with support from Cardiff Council. The festival will be curated by Michael Cousin (Outcasting).

The deadline has been extended for commissions and will now be the same deadline as screenings on 1 June.