Entries are welcome from participants over 18 years of age, of any nationality that may attend the call individually or collectively, with original works.
Entries will address LGTBQ issues of all kinds from any wished perspective. The only restriction will be the respect for LGBT rights. Proposals that question or contravene these rights will not be accepted.
Deadline and submission
Opening date for submissions will be on April 10 and final deadline for all submissions will be on June 16 2017.
Videos will be sent as AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, MPEG2 or MPEG4 files, with an acceptable quality to be displayed and maximum length of 8 minutes. All works in languages other than Spanish must include subtitles in this language or in English. Only one video will be accepted per artist or group of artists.
Submit your film/video through our online submission form. You will be required to provide a Vimeo/YouTube or another platform link for your video (if it is set to private, please provide the password to allow the access).
If you do not have link, please upload your video file via our online submission form or send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, but we highly suggest providing a link.
A response will be sent within 24 hours. If such is not the case, it is recommended to send an email with personal data and the video title to the same address, and we will contact you as soon as possible to solve any setback.
Two JPG 300dpi stills of each work must be attached with the same title as the video. A dossier can also be attached if desired, including a text explaining the work and a brief presentation of the artist or collective, with an extension no longer than 2 pages.
The works can also be delivered by mail until June 16th, 2017. Only those applications submitted no later than June the 16th will be accepted – (postmark date will serve as reference). The delivery address it’s:
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid
Avda. Juan de Herrera nº 4, 28040 Madrid
Jury and selection criteria
The curatorial team will be part of the jury, together with other members of Arcópoli’s Culture Division. Relevance to the topic, originality and audacity of the proposal will be considered as assessment criteria.
Works selected for the exhibition will be announced publicly on our website and via e-mail to the participants on June 21.
Arcópoli reserves the right to modify entry requirements and to cancel, suspend, reschedule or delay it if necessary.
Authors will commit to transfer exhibition rights for the duration of the event, as well as for promotion and archiving purposes.
Proposals under a Creative Commons license are also allowed. Authors hold intellectual property and assume responsibility for the originality of works, music, images or texts that might show in their videos, assuming the consequences thereof.
Organizers agree not to use any materials received for commercial or lucrative purposes, as well as to give as much publicity as possible to the selected works and their proper exhibition.
In order to ensure privacy, personal data collected in accordance with the terms of the open call will be used only for the archiving of the works and location of the authors. Only the organizers of the call will have access to them. No third parties will be allowed to access to this information except by express desire of its author.
Once the contest is over, personal data will become part of a historical archive, not being used for any other purpose, except for sending electronic communications. Authors may request the deletion of their personal data sending an email to email@example.com.
Participation in this open call involves the knowledge and acceptance of these conditions, as well as the acceptance of the jury’s decision, which will not be open to appeal. Any questions that may arise or any other issue not considered in these terms will be solved by the organization.
Information on possible modifications in the terms of this call will be available on the association’s website: www.arcopoli.org.
In case of questions regarding the terms of the call and for any other consultation or suggestion, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org