Call for Films

Application Dates:
Jan 23, 2012 – Sep 25, 2012

Application Fee:
$40.00

Late App. Dates:
Sep 26 – Oct 18, 2012

Additional Late Fee:
$90.00

 

Notification Date:
Nov 6, 2012

  Love Unlimited Film Festival

& Arts Exhibition

Prospectus

Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition celebrates its Fifth Annual International Event and showcases art from all over the world. In addition to over one hundred eighty juried exhibitor booths, the Arts Exhibition features a juried art exhibition and members’ show, live music performances, artist demonstrations, Runway Fashion/Functional Art and live model Jewelry Show, film festival and script reading exhibition (after the arts exhibition), a Gala Red Carpet Awards Ceremony and much more!

Awards

Up to $30,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded including $1,000 cash and prizes to “Best of Fest” Award, People’s Choice Exhibition Award, Exhibitor’s Choice Award, best in each medium award and awards of merit in each medium. All award winners will receive an invitation to exhibit the following year. Please note: Exhibition in previous Festivals does not guarantee acceptance.

Art Exhibition Information

Dates of Art Exhibition

April 13, 2013 [Sat.]: Love Unlimited Art Exhibition 10am­ – 6pm

April 14, 2013 [Sun.]: Love Unlimited Art Exhibition 10am­ – 5pm

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Location

Los Angeles, CA

Application Fees and Late Application Fees

Jan 2, 2012 [Tues.]: Application Available

September 25, 2012 [Wed.]: Application Deadline $40 fee (non­refundable)

October 18, 2012 [Thurs.]: Late Application Deadline $90 fee (non­ refundable)

Jury Panel Meet­up

October 23 & ­October 24, 2012 [Tues.­ & Wed.]

Notification Date

November 6th, 2012 [Tues.]

Registration Forms and full payments or  our optional 50% payment plan

Due December 3rd, 2012

Single Inline (10ft x 10ft) ­ $350

Single Corner ­ $550

Double Inline ­ $850

Double Corner ­ $850

Last Day for Withdrawal /Refund without forfeiture of Table Fees

December 26, 2012 [Thurs.]: Last day to cancel participation with refund of booth fee; no refunds after 12/26/12 (less $50 processing fee)

Artwork Sales

The Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition is a not­-for­-profit event and we do not take a commission from artists who negotiate the sale of their own work.

Jury & Selection Process

The Jurors evaluate the four images of the Artist’s work as a body of work and an Artist Statement.  A booth image is optional and never required.  The Jurors score artists on a scale of  1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).  We do not use a 4 and each Juror gives a score of the combined points.  Artists living in states where Love Unlimited has, had or plans to take place in the future (AK, WA, CA, OR, TX and IL) will receive one bonus point in the selection process. The number of applicants for each category will help determine the number of Artists accepted in each category.  The Artists scoring highest are invited to participate in the Art Exhibition of the Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition, the Fifth Annual International Event & Experience. The Jury Selections are final.  Each medium will also have a Wait List.  Love Unlimited also accepts by invitation outstanding international, national and local established and emerging or youth artists, jurors and award winners from prior years.  Nevertheless, everyone is required to submit a completed application for consideration.

Open to all artists worldwide with any form of artwork within the following mediums:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Fiber
  • Functional*
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry*
  • Metal
  • Painting
  • Printmaking, Digital or Graphics
  • Mixed Media ­ 2 Dimensional (2D)
  • Mixed Media ­ 3 Dimensional (3D)
  • Sculpture
  • Watercolor
  • Wood
  • Other or Beyond Categorization­ (Specify)
  • Photography**·

*If applying to the Functional Medium (which includes, but is not limited to, non­manufactured clothing) or the Jewelry Medium or another medium that may include several pieces of jewelry: please note: Love Unlimited will host a Runway Fashion/Functional Art and live model jewelry show and provide models of different genders and backgrounds at no extra charge with signed model release forms to enable professional photographs of this amazing event. Past professional models have included local professional models such as Kacie Flowers and British Model Maria Del Carmen, as seen in the photos and video on the Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition website.

**Photographers: Please Note, Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition takes place during the Inaugural Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA)* in April 2013, showcasing the enormous photography community, inclusive of fine art and much more. We encourage you to plan your networking schedules to take advantage of this timing when travelling from out of state or out of the country. Los Angeles is the second largest photography community in the U.S.A.

Exhibitor Standards

  • All work must be handmade using original designs.
  • Acceptable media includes decorative and wearable fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, basketry, metal, jewelry, print making, ceramics, and paper.

Unacceptable work includes flower arrangements, groups, bouquets or wreaths and craft made from kits or unoriginal designs. In addition, the following types of jewelry are not permitted: Enamels on manufactured representational copper shapes, cut coin jewelry, jewelry made of manufactured components and commercial beads. Beads must be made by the artist (two exceptions to this rule are: If the beads are not made by the artist, they must play a subordinate role in the final piece; and the requirement that beads must be made by the artist does not apply in the ‘bead weaving technique,’ however, commercial bead weaving kits are not permitted). Also not permitted are stud earrings in commercial settings and pearls (whether in necklaces or bracelets unless they have a handmade ornament and/or fastener that is an intricate, focal point of the piece). The following types of clothing are not permitted: T­shirts, sweat shirts, hats, and other commercially manufactured clothes, no matter how embellished by the artist, anything made in a commercial mold, in any medium, manufactured belt buckles. Dough art, CDs, tapes, food and edible art are not permitted.

Age Eligibility:

Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists under the age of 18 may submit art only if a parent or guardian submits the work on their behalf and signs the form along with their child and appears at the event with their child. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors are welcome to submit artwork on behalf of artists provided that a signed letter of consent from the original artist is included. All artists who win an award will have a press release sent to the artist’s local newspaper(s) unless the artist requests otherwise.

Artist Presence

All Artists must be present during 60% of the posted hours of the Art Exhibition, which are April 13th and 14th, 2012.

Fine Art Multiples

Only hand signed, limited edition and numbered reproductions of artworks are permitted. Artists must provide a definition of “limited edition” through their Artist Statement displayed in their booth. Limited editions may not exceed 450. We require that original art occupies more than 50% of the applicant’s booth. In the case of printmakers and photographers this means framed work of gallery quality. Offset reproductions are not permitted.

Layout/Operations

Each exhibitor must provide a set­up to accommodate a 10’x10’ square space unless they have purchased a larger, double or corner booth size.

Terms

We assume the right to photograph or video an accepted work for promotional purposes only, unless requested otherwise.

Artwork Sales

The Love Unlimited Film Festival & Art Exhibition is a not­for­profit event and we do not take a commission from artists who negotiate the sale of their own work.

Honors

Among our amazing art jurors we are honored to have Michael Monroe.

Michael Monroe has been involved in the American contemporary craft movement for over 40 years. From 2004 to 2010 he served as Executive Director and Chief Curator of Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington of which he is now Director Emeritus.

For twenty-one years, Monroe was associated with the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. From 1974 to 1986 he acted as Associate Curator and in 1986 became the Gallery’s Curator-in-Charge, a title he held until 1995.

Following his tenure at the Renwick Gallery, he became the President of the Peter Joseph Gallery in New York City and in 1997 he became the Executive Director ofthe American Craft Council. He also held the position of Director ofthe Martin Mullen Fine Arts Gallery at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta, from 1970 to 1874.

In l993, Monroe was invited by President William Clinton and Hillary Rodharn Clinton to organize a collection of American craft for the White House commemorating The Year of American Craft. After its initial presentation at the White House, the collection toured nationally for 11 years.

Monroe received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin with additional study at the American Academy of Art and School of the Art  Institute of Chicago.

Benefits

  • We have extensive marketing and worldwide exposure
  • We will ensure that the opening reception will be an amazing event
  • We have an international publicity strategy that brings considerable media attention to the art and the artists
  • We will create a photo­music­video collage of the magical event and place it online.
  • We will create a very artistic exhibit program
  • Outstanding artist amenities including complimentary continental breakfast,lunch, snacks.
  • Flat Tabling Fee, no Commissions.
  • Artist Relations, “Concierge” Services
  • We will provide complimentary continental breakfast, snacks, lunch, beverages and more to artists.
  • Complimentary table sitters
  • International, National and Regional advertising, promotion and public relations
  • Free Schedule/Program highlighting the Artists
  • A Runway Fashion/Functional Art and live model jewelry show
  • Art Exhibit Website promotes exhibiting Artists throughout the year
  • Two VIP Complimentary Tickets to the Film Festival enabling priority, free of charge access to all films that screen on April 17th and April 18th, 2012
  • You will have the opportunity of a lifetime and promote love through your works of art with many artists from all over the world in one place
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