Optic Nerve 14 Film Festival: call to artists

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Early submission deadline: July 15, 2012
Final deadline: July 29, 2012
Public screening: September 14, 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161

T 305 893 6211
F 305 891 1472


The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is seeking film and video submissions for the 14th edition of Optic Nerve, the museum's film and video showcase for emerging artists. "MOCA’s Optic Nerve program is designed to provide emerging artists with an important venue in which to show their works and we want this year’s program to represent the most innovative and important film and video being created in the United States today. Encouraging new work is an important part of our mission," said MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of film and art professionals and the selected films will premiere at Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami) on Friday, September 14, 2012.

One of the films will be purchased for the museum’s permanent collection.

Optic Nerve 14 will also be screened at BIG SCREEN PLAZA, New York and de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami.

Submission guidelines
All submissions must contain original material and must have been created within the last two years. Entries must be with a running time no longer than 5 minutes length (strictly enforced). Entries are limited to two per person.

Apply online at www.mocanomi.org or www.mocanomi.org/2012/07/optic-nerve-14.

All artists will be notified by mail or email as to the status of their submissions

For more information, please contact Janice Angel, Programs Director:
T 305 893 6211 ext. 29 / jangel@mocanomi.org.

Media contacts
Donna Fields, Director of Communications: dfields@mocanomi.org / T 305 893 6211 ex. 31.
Valerie Ricordi, Public Relations Director: vricordi@mocanomi.org / T 305 893 6211 ex. 27.

Exhibitions and programs at MOCA are made possible through grants from the City of North Miami. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, the Florida Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. The Museum of Contemporary Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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