I recently discovered that the 2017 AAG Meeting in Boston will be hosting the first annual geographic film session, called AAG Shorts. That is so cool. I’m glad to see that filmmakers have the opportunity to screen that work in an academic setting, particularly as someone who uses film, music, and even film-music to illustrate the importance of cultural geography in my classes. One of my few major regrets in life was letting film making slip out of my set of hobbies at the end of the 2000’s. At the time (before I was actively pursuing Geography as a career), some friends and I produced a handful of short films and sketches, which I’ll be going through to see if I have anything that may be relevant or appropriate for submission here. Or, if you have the time and resources to whip something together now, you have 6 weeks.
Regardless, I’ll copy and paste the call for films below the line in case anybody in the Boston area or anyone planning on attending AAG are looking for a new alternative outlet for your project. Good luck!
New for 2017 in Boston!
Call for submissions of short films for AAG Shorts
Are you a geographer who has produced a short film – or are you thinking of using film in your research? If so then submit your film to AAG shorts launching at next years AAG meeting in Boston. Successful applicants will be invited onto a panel for a special Q&A session. A selection of the films will also be uploaded to the AAG website.
Deadline for submission 30 September 2016
How to apply:
- Send your film via a file transfer service such as wetransfer or myairbridge to firstname.lastname@example.org or if a DVD by date-stamped post to: Jessica Jacobs Queen Mary University of London Mile End E1 4NS London UK
- Submit your film details here http://goo.gl/forms/TZ05aXxjyw1vny6p1
Sponsored by Media and Communication Geography
Terms and Conditions
- Films can be made specifically for AAG Shorts – or already have been produced for other reasons.
- Because this is the first year any year of production and length will be accepted. However the preferred length is 20 minutes or less.
- Preview Format DVD or online secure screener (.eg. Vimeo). You can also submit your film (H.264, mp4, avi etc) via file transfer (e.g. myairbridge) Trailers will not be accepted.
- Applicants need to say whether they will be registering to attend the meeting.
- No film may be withdrawn from the programme once it has been selected
- A copy of each selected film will be kept by the AAG Shorts Panel as part of the archive and for internal purposes.