Artist Calls: "word", "film"

Murze Mag


Summer Film Festival

Submissions are now open for the Murze Summer Film Festival

This celebration of film will take place across our website throughout July and August. The Murze homepage and our social media platforms will be filled with changing film from a wide variety of artists and filmmakers over the two month period. We will be accepting submissions of all themes and topic, with a focus on inspirational and challenging pieces exploring the edge of film.

This is an open call for both current and emerging artists and filmmakers, the work will be juried after the submission deadline (30th June) based on the ability to engage and captivate an audience, through the quality of film and subject matter.

Artist and Film-maker Charlotte Prodger won the 2018 Turner Prize with her film, ‘Bridget’, created entirely on an iPhone. This demonstrates a shift in the arts, the fact a piece created on a phone has not only been considered for one of the most prestigious art awards in the world but also won the award, is an indication both of the quality in progressed technology and the ability for anyone to be able to pick up a device and get creating.

The advancement of smartphone technology and the diminishing price means there is no limitation on who can produce film today, so with this open call for the Summer Film Festival we encourage individuals of all backgrounds and skills to create and share their work with us and our audience.

  • Non refundable admission fee of £10

  • Maximum runtime of 30 minutes

  • The deadline to submit work is the 30th June 2019

  • Filmmakers can expect to be contacted by the 10th July latest, regarding their submission

  • Throughout July and August we will be hosting a range of short films across our website and social media, focusing on a variety of themes and topics.

  • Your film must not be in breach of any copyright

For more information and to enter head to our website -

Word International Artist Project

From the 15th to 20th May we will be holding an artist lead project ‘Word’ each day artist will respond to a different theme and create work accordingly. At the beginning of the five day period we will give artists a series of works and descriptions to create a responsive series of works.

For this project we are looking for fast paced responses, creating quick expressive works using physical mediums such as painting, sketching or modeling. The idea is by the end of the process we will have a collection of works from a variety of artists demonstrating the diversity in approach different backgrounds and preconceptions create. Each day the words will form a starting point for artists to create work, however this word need not be reflected in the outcome, it should be used only as a stepping stone to create the piece.

  • Non-refundable submission fee of £12

  • The project will run from the 15th - 20th May

  • Each day artist’s will respond to a different theme

  • Deadline for entry is the 12th May 2019

  • There are no other requirements, this project is open to all

All artists who enter this project will see their work featured in issue six of murze magazine, coming out in June 2019. The project will be featured across our social media platforms and website. The process will give contributing artists a space to explore different processes and directions in their work based on the themes given at the beginning of the five day process.   

For more information and to enter head to our website -

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