Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin (2011) Creative Opportunity

Who:Competition is open to the public, hosted by DiverseArts Culture Works
What: A Photo and Video Competition
Where: An exhibition of selected works will be featured at New East Arts Gallery

Shooting Weekend:
August 19th-21st, 2011;
All submissions must be shot between 6 pm on August 19th and 6 pm on August 21st, 2011

Exhibit Run:
Septenber 17th-October 22nd

Submission Deadline:
Photography: August 27th 5:00 pm
Film/Video: September 3rd by 5:00 pm

Participants Notified:
September 7th

*Photo Credit: Kaleema Al-Nur
"East End What'Chu Know About This,"

If you’re talented with a lens and enjoy capturing the life around you on film,
listen up!

DiverseArts Culture Works is calling for submissions for the 11th annual production of Facing East: 48 Hours in the Life of East Austin. Facing East is a multimedia docu-arts exhibit of visual media, shot within a single 48-hour period in East Austin (east of IH 35). Artists will shoot between 6pm August 19th through 6pm on August 21st 2011 to capture a brief portrait of life on the East Side.
Each photo series, film or video must include at least one image, frame or time/date burn that documents the date shot. A time/date prop will be on display at both the New East Arts Gallery (1601 E. 5th, #106) and Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (1106 E. 11th St) during shooting times.
This project is part of DiverseArts’ larger mission of collecting and documenting archival materials on the history and current life of Austin’s East End Cultural Heritage District. DiverseArts seeks submissions that reflect different perspectives of East Austin’s rapidly changing—and in some ways, unchanging—landscape.
Submissions will be accepted until August 27th at 5:00pm (for photography) and September 3rd at 5:00pm (for film and video). A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions and choose the best among them to hang in the exhibition. Participants will be notified on September 7th to confirm whether their submissions are chosen. Those chosen will have selections of their work featured in an exhibition at New East Arts Gallery from September 17th-October 22nd. The judges will award Best of Show to the strongest piece from each category (Photography and Video), and the winners will receive prizes of cash and supplies.

For more information, guidelines and entry forms visit www.diversearts.org, the New East Arts Gallery and various other locations in Austin.