Launched in 2013, MIFFONEDGE is a special section of the Maine International Film Festival that highlights work that pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of film. By exploring the intersections between art and cinema, the works featured in MIFFONEDGE challenge us to rethink our experience of the moving image. MIFFONEDGE Vol. 1 included:
- a drop-in exhibition space (top right) housed in a vacant downtown building that included looped projection of the following works: Nam Jun Paik’s Global Groove, Robin Mandel’s Motion Studies, Kerry Laitala’s Chromadepth Works (AfterImage: A Flicker of Life, Chromatic Cocktail 180 Proof, Pin-up in 3D), Alejandro Cesarco’s Scrabble, and Michael P. Barry’s E.M.I.T (Everything Matters Involving Time) as well as Perennial, a kinetic sculpture by Robin Mandel.
- performances and events, including: Love Letter to the Fog and Greetings on Behalf of the People of our Planet! (middle right) by Sam Green, an Expanded Cinema Performance by Kerry Laitala (bottom right), MIFFONEDGE Closing Party featuring the music videos of special guest Pam Wise.
MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2 will be held as part of the 17th Annual Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20, 2014 in Waterville, Maine.
The Maine Film Center is seeking proposals from artists interested in participating in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2. We will be working with Common Street Arts (www.commonstreetarts.org), downtown Waterville’s collaborative art exhibition and education space to host an exhibit of alternative/non-narrative/experimental film and video work as well as multi-media work inspired by film. We also have a number of community partners, including downtown property owners and the City of Waterville itself, willing to work with us to present and install works outdoors and in other nontraditional spaces, such as vacant storefronts, upper floor windows, etc. The sky is the limit.
Artists are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2 by April 30, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: MIFFONEDGE. Proposals should include:
- Artist bio;
- A brief narrative description (1 or 2 paragraphs) of the work you would like to present, including an explanation of how your work explores the intersection of art and cinema;
- Technical specs of your piece(s) – format, length, etc. for video/film works and/or performance pieces; size, space requirements, installation needs, etc. for multi-media work;
- Equipment needed to present your piece. (MIFF has a limited amount of equipment, including projectors, BluRay/DVD players, and screens to support the exhibit; please indicate whether you would be providing any of your own equipment or would require use of MIFF’s equipment.)
- 2 or 3 images (JPGs or TIFs, total of 3MB or less) OR 2 or 3 links to online videos or images representative of your work; and
- Contact information, including email address and phone number.
Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for inclusion in MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2.
The MIFFONEDGE Selection Committee will review all proposals in early May. Artists will be notified via email of the selection decisions by May 15, 2014. Artists who are selected to participate in MIFFONEDGE will work with Festival Director Shannon Haines and members of the committee to finalize details of installation and exhibition. Installation will take place July 7-10 with the exhibit opening on the evening of July 11.
Please submit your questions via email to email@example.com.