Who can submit?
- Anyone is welcome to submit work, from students and emerging artists / filmmakers to professionals.
- You can submit any number of works (though multiple submissions will probably be screened over several months).
- We also welcome submissions from groups or curators. If you wish to curate a section within one of our screenings, please email us with your request or proposal.
Content of work
- We screen both narrative and experimental works (or anything in between).
- If the work features essential dialogue in a language other than English, please submit a subtitled version.
- For the duration of works, the shorter the better. Our regular screenings are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. As we try to exhibit as diverse a selection of work as possible, shorter works ( 5 - 10 mins or less) are preferred for the majority of submissions, though we also like to show a few longer works (15 - 25mins) each month.
- We do not currently use submission forms. Please send us the film title, duration and director / artists name both by email and on the submission tape itself.
- If submitting several works, you do not need a separate tape for each work. Please leave at least 3 seconds of black tape inbetween films where possible.
- We currently do not include artist / film information other than title, name, duration in our printed programmes. However, an archive of such information will be held on our website, with space in the director & film sections for any details or information you wish to add about yourself or your work.
- There is an ongoing submission deadline for our regular screenings (2nd Monday of every month). Submissions arriving at least a week before a particular screening will be considered for that month. If the submission arrives later, or there is no longer space in that month's screening, it will be considered for the next month's screening.
- There is no submission fee for entries.
- We cannot currently offer any payment for screened film works.
- We accept VHS (pal), MiniDV (pal) or region-free DVD. For shorter works, we can also accept uncompressed .avi or .mpg files on CD.
- We can convert works from other formats (for example VHS ntsc / secam) but as this takes more time, please make this clear when contacting us.
- We do not accept film prints (i.e. 8mm, 16mm 35mm etc).
- Whatever the original submission format, all Hull based screenings are shown from a compiled VHS screening tape.
- We ask to show the work at one monthly Slack Video screening (at The Lamp, Hull), with the option to re-show the work at a 'triannual review' (every four months we re-screen a selection from the previous three screenings). We also ask to keep a copy of the work for our archive, and for potential use in programming for other events.
Return of original copies
- If you require your original tape to be returned, please send an SAE with your submission. If you need your film returned by a particular date, please make this clear and we will try to return it as soon as possible.
The above submission preferences only apply to the monthly Slack Video screenings. Different rules for submissions will apply to other events and opportunities we are involved in. The submission preferences for Slack Video screenings are not strict rules and are (within reason) adaptable on a person to person / film by film basis.
If we wish to use your work for anything other than one of our own screenings, for example, an opportunity to curate a selection of work for another event / festival, we will email you personally to ask for your permission.
For submitting work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within 1 week with the postal address and answers to any questions.
If you have any enquiries or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com
Slackvideo.com and all previous slackvideo.com email addresses no longer work. Please use .org addresses from now on. Thankyou.
Please pass our details on to any other artists / filmmakers who may be interested in submitting work.
Thankyou. We look forward to seeing your work.