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Latin American
Festival of
Identity and
Digital Image

Byte Footage is the 1st Latin American festival of identity and digital image that will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during May 2018.

Faced with the growing production of digital images and their circulation logic in the virtual space, Byte footage emerges as a critical proposal on the images we consume.

Byte Footage is an instance to interrogate the image in terms of identity, territory and memory. We thus propose a space for the re-interpretation of the global image based on a local and Latin American perspective.

We call for the production of digital works created from images and sounds available on the web.

open call

CLOSED CALL
1st November - 31st January

Byte footage invites Latin American artists to produce digital works from images and sounds available on the web. New media, circulation, social networks, accessibility, an-archive, metadata and copyright among other topics.

From digital recycling, adopting re-interpretation as a mechanism, we propose a reflection about the image in terms of identity, territory and memory.

Audiovisual works may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Photography, video, net.art and other forms of representation will be accepted as long as the final format is digital.

The selected works by the committee, composed of Albertina Carri, Francisco Medail and Leandro Listorti. Will be part of a group exhibition in the CNB Contemporanea, and at the same time, will be available for free viewing on the web platform of the festival.

jury

ALBERTINA CARRI
Director, producer and screenwriter. Her films have been exhibited and awarded at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Locarno and Rotterdam among others. And they have been premiered in theatres in Argentina,Madrid, Londres, Paris, Atenas, Australia, Chicago, Los Ángeles and New York. Albertina Carri is noted for her versatility and constant investigation indifferent genres. She had created several short films, tv series, video installations, and five films: ‘’No quiero volver a casa’’, ‘’Los Rubios’’, ‘’Géminis’’, ‘’La Rabia’’ y ‘’Cuatreros’’. Actually she is completing her next film 'Las hijas de fuego'.
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FRANCISCO MEDAIL
Visual artist and producer. Actually is being represented by Rolf Art Gallery.
His work has been selected in numerous prizes, among them Paul Huf Award (2016 selection), PHmuseum New Generation Prize (Honorable Mention, 2016), AMMEC Contemporary Photography Prize, (2014 and 2016 selection), Curriculum Cero (Ruth Benzacar, 2011). His work is included in public and private collections and has participated in several international fairs among them: arteBA (2014, 2016), artBO (2015, 2016), Paris Photo (2015) and ArcoMADRID (2015, 2016). In 2014 was selected to participate in PAC Project, program developed by Gachi Prieto. In 2016 he was given the National Endowments for Art fellowship. Since 2015 he manage the artistic direction in Buenos Aires Photo, an Art Fair specified in photography.
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LEANDRO LISTORTI
Filmmaker, programmer and projectionist. As filmmaker has directed short films in Super 8, exhibited in international festivals such as Edinburgh Film Festival and Ann Arbor, among others. In 2010 he directs his first long film, ''Los Jóvenes Muertos''. Between 2005 and 2015 he works as programmer for The International Film Festival of Buenos Aires (BAFICI). He is one of the founders of ARCA (Regional Archive of Amateur Cinema). Actually is professor in subjects such as documentary film and archive in several Universities, among them National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Center of Research and Experimentation of Cinema and Video (Cievyc) and University of Cinema (FUC). Since 2016 he directs the technical area of the ''Archivo del Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken'' in Buenos Aires.