How Creative Are You? (An Open Call For Freewaves Submissions)


Millions travel annually to fabled Hollywood Boulevard between Vine and Highland, the site of the (Freewaves Hollywould…) festival. Instead of a street filled with glamorous boutiques and celebrities, tourists find a gritty neighborhood in transition populated by entertainment seekers, the homeless, runaways, media industry workers, art lovers, and ethnically diverse residents. Notions of Hollywood as Xanadu, perpetuated by our media culture, don’t match reality.


Freewaves’ HollyWould festival will take place in October 2008, in the perceived world capital of media. Until Feb 29, 2008, we are looking for interesting works that represent an alternative to mainstream media or directly relate to Hollywood.


Selected festival works will be installed in this urban hall of mirrors – in screening rooms, art centers, stores, vacant walls – intersecting with audiences where they live, recreate and shop.


Media art works include experimental videos and films (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), cell phone videos, DVDs, websites, simple installations, wifi events and silent video billboards. Works from the festival will also appear on television and video-streamed on the Internet. Competitive selection process will be conducted online by a group of international and local curators with a range of specialties and backgrounds.

The 2008 Freewaves Hollywould… Festival will take place in October. Your submissions are due by February 29, 2008. If you are accepted, you will be notified in July. Your artistic statement, whatever it may be, will be on display on Hollywood Boulevard in October as a part of the aforementioned festival.

This is your chance to let those tourists from out of town know in no uncertain terms just what Los Angeles is all about. Make it happen.


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