Diorama Room, LLC was first imagined as an immersive arts space featuring works by artists whose practice is to explore a dialogue between the human and natural realms. Covid-19 rearranged everyone’s plans, but one thing that is being said often is that people are finding solace by slowing down and spending time outdoors. Therefore, for the time being, our dream of a physical space is on hold, but will exist online as a series of quarterly short film exhibitions called Tune in to Green

Humans have a symbiotic relationship with nature because we are part of nature. Now more than ever in our lifetimes, we are seeing the ill effects of our unharmonious disregard for the planet as a living, breathing entity. Our hope is that by offering an outlet for entrants and viewers to become more engaged with the natural world, each will develop a deeper understanding of the non-human-beings living around us. The more connected we are to our surroundings, the more we recognize that making personal changes in an effort to improve the well-being of others, improves our well-being too. We can all think of at least one way to lessen our footprint and become a step closer to creating balance between the realms of society/the manmade and the elemental/organic. Let this be a space where we interweave the surprises of what we do not control, with our own individual mark as artists. 

  See the trailer below for Exhibition Four, ending November 19, 2021. The full exhibition is 80-minutes running time including short films, artist statements, and bios from artists around the world. Featured artists include the following:

Daniela Zahlner – Vienna, Austria; Victória Okubo & Gustavo Maan – São Paulo, Brazil; Eva Klaus – Belgium; Max Schleser & Martin Koszolko – Melbourne, Australia; Jil Guyon & Chris Becker – New York City; Sandra Dyas & Catherine Pancake – Iowa;  Zoran Dragelj – Vancouver, Canada; Enrique Cabrera – Seattle, Washington; Stephanie Reid & Todd Rychener – Austin, Texas; Erika Yeomans – New York City; Alexandra Constantinou – Houston, Texas; Karim Ghonima – Houston, Texas; Deb Todd Wheeler – Boston, Massachusetts; Szabina Péter & Kristóf János Bodnár – Hungary; Lígia Teixeira – Paraná, Brazil; Joanna Decc – Tkoronto, Canada; and Mary Trunk – Altadena, California

 

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Call for Entries

Diorama Room, LLC

is accepting films that are

focused on a dialogue between humans and nature,

and are a maximum of 5 minutes,

for its fourth online exhibition in the

Tune in to Green short film series.

Experimental, animation, documentary, abstract – all welcome.



Submission Information

Submission Details:

Filmmaker Qualifications: The purpose of the fourth online exhibition is to provide an outlet for a wide range of experience levels. Professional, semi-pro, and novice video makers are welcome to submit their works.

All contributors to the project must be of legal adult age in their place of residence before submitting their film. Otherwise, parental permission will be considered if the parent emails us to discuss and if the parent completes the submission form.

 

Fees: In lieu of a submission fee, to help cover operating costs of the series, we do ask that accepted videomakers who choose to watch the exhibition, pay the 72-hour streaming rental price of USD $7 through Vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreenIf viewers are paying in a currency other than USD, the equivalent to the above pricing will be displayed in their local currency including, VAT or GST, where those taxes are collected. Unfortunately, Vimeo does not accept currency from every country, so please keep this in mind when deciding whether or not you want to submit a film. To see the list of currencies accepted at this time, visit the Vimeo How to rent & buy webpageThese fee structures are subject to change in the future. 

Our goal is to include a diverse, international body of work and audience. However, due to complicated tax and accounting requirements, we are not able to pay filmmakers a stipend or a portion of the Vimeo-on-Demand Tune in to Green streaming or downloading fees at this time.

 

Ownership Rights:

Diorama Room, LLC will not claim ownership or copyright of any submissions. The filmmaker(s) will retain ownership of their film at all times.

By submitting a video to Tune in to Green you, the filmmaker(s), grant Diorama Room, LLC a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to offer their film as part of the Tune in to Green series for approximately three months or at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tuneintogreen.

In addition, you, the filmmaker(s), grant Diorama Room, LLC a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use all makers’ names associated with the film; their country of residence; still images captured from your video; and/or a 3-10 second clip captured from your video to be used in a trailer; and descriptions of your project, for promoting the series before and after your full video is shown.

 

Run times and deadline:

We are accepting videos up to five minutes long, including credits.

It is uncertain what each show’s run time will be, but the goal is 45-90 minutes. It is dependent on the submissions chosen before the deadline. If there is not at least 45-minutes of material before that date, the deadline will be extended.

Curation for the fourth exhibition is underway.

The deadline to enter your film for the fifth exhibition is October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

 

Availability to the public:

Again, the date that each exhibition is available to the public for streaming depends on when we receive enough suitable submissions. Once a decision has been made for the release date, all entrants will be informed at least a week in advance. An announcement will also be posted on our website and social media pages on Instagram @DioramaRoomArts and on Facebook as https://www.facebook.com/dioramaroom.natureart

The target launch date for the fifth exhibition is November 20, 2021.

 

 

Technical Details:

Novice video makers, feel free to contact us with any technical questions.

Mediums: The type of camera filmed with can include SLR, digital video, or cell phone camera set to Full HD, shot at 1920×1080. No footage shot in 4K or higher please. It can also include hand drawn, mixed media, or digitally created imagery.

 

Pro tip! Orientation: Please do not send vertically shot video unless the subject matter absolutely warrants it.

Pro tip! If you must handhold your camera vs. using a tripod, tuck your elbows in and hold your breath to try to avoid shaky footage.

 

Frame size: 1920 x 1080, 16:9 aspect ratio, square pixels

Frame Rate: 23.976 fps

Bit Rate: 10-20 Mbps

File Format & Compression:

Your film will look the best on our page if it is a Vimeo HDV mp4 container with H.264 compression. Again, sorry, but no footage shot in 4K or higher.

 

Language requirements:

If there is monologue or dialogue in a language other than English, please include subtitles.

If the credits and context information are in a language other than English, please include an English translation.

 

Title & Credits: To avoid confusion, titles and credits of everyone’s films should be consistent.

Before the film include:

  1. the title of your film
  2. the primary film maker(s) name(s)  
  3. the month and year the film was completed
  4. the geographic city and country it was filmed in

After the film include:

  1. the names of all people involved with making the film + their roles

Closing: At the end of the entire compilation of films, credits will roll with a short bio of each artist, including portfolio URL and Instagram tag.

 

Consent, Clearance, and Release Forms: These legal documents must be in order before filming. You will likely not need one if there are no crew members other than yourself; no clearly identified private property; no talent (including extras or children); and no soundtrack, still, or moving images created by a third-party in your film. If you are uncertain if you need one, consult a legal entity knowledgeable in entertainment law.

 

How to show us your video: You will need to have your film online from a downloadable, reputable source, such as YouTube or Vimeo. We recommend making at least one upload of the film set to private. This will allow you to set a password for viewing and downloading one copy of the film, while allowing you to have a public copy of the film that is not downloadable. If you prefer to wait to allow downloading until you learn if your film becomes an official selection, we will request you to adjust the settings at that time.

 

Content: Films that contain hate speech, threats, violence, attempts to incite violence, pornography, nudity, alcohol or drug use, or profanity will not be accepted. Because you will be agreeing to this in the submission form terms and conditions, if you submit a film that does not abide by these guidelines, you will be blocked from entry into the series indefinitely.

 

Notifications:

All entrants will receive an email by November 15th announcing:

  1. that the video short has been selected for the current exhibition. 
  2. that it is being considered for a future exhibition.
  3. that the video short cannot be accepted due to technical or other reasons, which will be disclosed. 

If your short is not selected for the current Tune in to Green compilation, it should not necessarily be assumed to be a rejection. The best curation may simply call for other videos be shown together instead.

***To avoid our email messages going to your spam folder, we recommend setting your email account to accept messages from info@dioramaroom.com

 

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