Video Social Club #1: Weekenders

OPEN CALL for submissions: Experimental film, video & moving image works

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Video Social Club presents Weekenders

Video Social Club, an artist-led initiative, is seeking moving image work responding to the thematic ‘Weekenders’ for its inaugural event, as part of the Plymouth Art Weekender 25th – 27th September 2015.


What is Video Social Club?

Video Social Club is a peripatetic artist video screening night, held in social clubs across Plymouth. This is an artist-led project developed by Rachel Dobbs, Steven Paige and Beth Emily Richards. The events are held in social clubs, and as a licensed premise there is also an emphasis on the social aspect of each event.


What is the Plymouth Art Weekender?

The Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event celebrating visual art across the city, taking place on 25/26/27th September 2015.

Confirmed exhibitions feature over 100 artists including Gerhard Richter, Tim Etchells, Gillian Wearing, Mary Kelly, Richard Deacon, Ivan Chermayeff, Hew Locke, Grayson Perry, Keith Harrison, Claire Twomey and Bill Woodrow. These will be complimented by public art, talks, music, film, workshops, performance and local, national and international artists and community groups taking over empty spaces across the city following an open call for ideas.

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How to submit?

The work should respond to the thematic Weekenders

Living for the weekend / Dirty weekends / Downtime / Weekend getaways / Happy hour / Work Hard, Play Hard / Road trips / Escape / Easy like a Sunday morning / R&R

  • Single Channel Video
  • Max runtime: 5 mins
  • Send: Vimeo / YouTube URL to individual submitted moving image works (with a short CV / link to website) to


DEADLINE: 1st September 2015




Submitted film and videos should be appropriate for single channel digital projection with stereo capable audio, and no longer than five minutes. We aren’t able to host moving image installation or work to be shown on monitors. Please note we plan to create an archive of the work screened at this event on our webpage

Please email with a vimeo or youtube link of the proposed work, a link to your website and an artist bio/CV. If selected, we will need to be able to download the video from this link or you will need to use wetransfer, mediafire or other file sharing service to share the file. Format is mov, avi, or mp4, ideally presented at 1080p.