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Punto Y Raya Festival - call for entries - by July 4 '11

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Punto Y Raya Festival - call for entries - by July 4 '11

Postby Charles » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:11 am

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Dear friends of Punto y Raya Festival,

We´re delighted to inform you that on February 7th we have launched our third CALL FOR ENTRIES open to dot·line films.

Registration is free and the films must be submitted before July 4th 2011 through our brand new website http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com

If it’s your first participation in the festival, you must register as an Author to enter a film. If you’ve already been selected in a previous edition, we have created an Author profile for you that you just need to update. Soon you’ll receive another email with your access details to the Users Zone. :)

For those who still don’t know about Punto y Raya, this festival -that’s been called the “most abstract in the world”- explores the creative possibilities of dots and lines in various spheres of science, art and thought. No representation, only dots and lines as ends in themselves! After gaining the recognition of the experimental audiovisual community and the specialized critic with only 4 years of trajectory, Punto y Raya currently constitutes a creative platform based in 50 cities all over the world.

· The first edition took place at La Casa Encendida in Madrid (September 1-2, 2007).

· The second edition, at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona (November 25-29, 2009).

In this third edition we return with more dotline screenings, workshops, conferences, installations and live PyRformances. All information will soon be available on our website, so stay tuned :).

This project is only possible thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm and collaboration of everybody participating in it. That’s why we’d appreciate it if you could help us spread the word and forward this message to whomever you consider appropriate. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook for detailed information about the selection process and other activities we carry out around the world.

Looking forward to seeing what amazing stuff you’ll come up with this year.

Warm regards from Barcelona,

Come back to basics!

Best regards,

Punto Y Raya Festival
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Re: Punto Y Raya Festival - call for entries - by July 4 '11

Postby Charles » Mon May 23, 2011 11:23 pm

Dear friends of Punto y Raya Festival,

It’s a pleasure to inform you that the third edition of the “most abstract festival in the World” will take place from November 3rd to 6th, 2011 at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid (Spain), with free entry.

As usual, we’ll carry out multiple screenings (official competition, the 16mm retrospective section by the iotaCenter, and a guest section by l’Alternativa, the Independent Cinema Festival of Barcelona), PyRformances (live dot·line visuals), workshops for families and conferences.

We remind those who want to take part in our third AUDIOVISUAL CALL, that the deadline is Monday, July 4th.

There’s no entry fee and you can submit your films online.

Check out all the info at:

http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/bases_eng.php


The Punto y Raya platform keeps growing. We’ve recently added an Online Store on our website, where you can purchase DVD’s from the previous editions and PyR Fest T-shirts.

http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/tienda_eng.php


And we take this opportunity to announce the launch of the Punto y Raya Blog, where we’ll broaden the participation of our international community by posting artist profiles, unedited videos, interviews, articles, interactive applications and games, as well as organizing regular dot·line entry calls in various formats (photography, design, mobile art and more…), and with appealing prizes.

http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/blog


We hope we’ll meet you all again in Madrid under the motto “Back to Basics!”

And as always, thank you for your works and support :)

http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com
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Re: Punto Y Raya Festival - call for entries - by July 4 '11

Postby Charles » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:57 am

Dear friends of Punto y Raya Festival,

There're only a few days left to submit material to our third international CALL for entries open to abstract short films.

We remind you that the deadline is Monday July 4th 2011, there is no entry fee and you can submit your film/s online.

For more information on our selection criteria and participation rules, please visit:

http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/bases_eng.php

Also...

The third edition of the “most abstract festival in the world” will take place from November 3rd to 6th, 2011 at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid (Spain), with free entry until full capacity.

We'll soon be posting all the information regarding the screenings, PyRformances, workshops and conferences.

Looking forward to receiving your submissions,
Best regards from

MAD :)
pyr@mad-actions.com
http://www.puntoyrayafestival.com
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Re: Punto Y Raya Festival - call for entries - by July 4 '11

Postby Charles » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:07 am

Dear friends of Punto y Raya Festival,

The third edition of the “most abstract festival in the world” that took place from November 3rd to 6th at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid has been a success, with an exceptional quality in all its sections and an appealing meeting point for fans and artists from various corners of the planet.

We want to thank you once again for your participation: without people like you, going back to basics and experimenting with dots and lines, this festival would lose all its magic (and contents ;)

We’re currently editing the videos and posting photos of all the activities; some are already available on our website, Facebook and Flickr pages.

Please feel free to add more photos and videos of the event, they’ll be always welcome :)

For those who haven’t heard, this is the list of the films awarded by our deluxe jury (Eugeni Bonet, Paul Glabicki, Laboratorium, Bärbel Neubauer and Vladislav Severtsev) and the audience in Madrid.

FIRST Prize
Chasma - m13
Konstantin Palyanov
2010 · Russia

SECOND Prize
Lines for Clarinet
John Osborne
2011 · Canada

THIRD Prize
Sensology
Michel Gagné
2010 · USA

Award AUDIENCE (Madrid)
Neón. El fuego en las ciudades | Neon. The fire in the cities
Lisi Prada
2011 · Spain

Honorable MENTION
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Matthias Fitz
2010 · Germany

Honorable MENTION
Midnight At Loch Ness
Donald Craig
2011 · USA

Honorable MENTION
Visual Music for ten voices
Steven Woloshen
2011 · Canada

Honorable MENTION
The Night After I Kicked It
Jane Cassidy
2008 · Ireland

Our most sincere congratulations :)

By the way, we have included on our website all the videos that the authors have made public through sites such as Vimeo and Youtube; they can be viewed on the 2011 Competition page and on the author profile pages. If one of the films is available online but hasn’t been posted here yet, please let us know :)

We also take this opportunity to inform you that we have released “the Best of PyR2011” DVD, which can be purchased at our online store.
To see the list of the featured films, follow this link.

We’d be thankful if you could share this information with your friends :)

Warm regards and wishing you all the best with your current projects,

pyr@mad-actions.com
www.puntoyrayafestival.com
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