California Arts Council

State of California

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For International artists

GIF is a uniquely contemporary medium of digital communication popularly used in derivative manners to highlight specific moments from pre-existing visual media. The secondhand and easily-sharable nature of GIF has caused it to be misconceived as a frivolous and shallow medium. Gifs are often intended to be witty or humorous, thus making it difficult for the medium to break from its genre template.

Submit a gif that evokes strong emotions within the viewers and subverts the cliche humour frequently associated with the medium. Fanart is discouraged, but feel free to use appropriated content. Sound will also be accepted if it relays the same characteristics as a gif (i.e. looped, brief, etc).

Deadline: 04-06-2015
Pro Practices
Richmond, VA

Contact: Meredith Brindley

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