The Art(s) of Slow Cinema is looking for slow, contemplative films for its forthcoming video-on-demand platform!
The Art(s) of Slow Cinema VoD platform is an extension of the website of the same name. It seeks to promote hand-picked little to entirely unknown slow films, whose directors struggle to find adequate distribution for their work. At the same time, through the purchase of viewing access and/or DVDs, the platform seeks to support the directors’ new works financially.
I’m looking for films which place emphasis on the art of slow looking; films which allow the viewer to take his/her time with a subject; films which observe life in detail; films which show the everyday in ordinary simplicity and rendering it extraordinary; films which allow the subject matter to breathe, to develop; films very much in the vain of what I’ve been writing about for the last three years. I’m looking for the new, yet unknown generation of slow-film directors from around the world.
If you have a short or feature film, or even a poetic documentary that you think may qualify in the context of Slow/Contemplative Cinema, please get in touch. Also, if you know someone who has a suitable film, please ask him/her to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And please spread this message widely.
Please note that films which have already secured distribution will not be considered for this project.
Many thanks for all the films that have been sent to me already and I’m looking forward to seeing many more!
Edit: This is a call without a deadline. Whenever you feel like you have a film ready, please submit it and I’ll take a look at it!
Edit: You can now donate to our crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.