UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL

(UPDATES appear at the bottom)

The dates & place(s) of the festival are now scheduled:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9PM Screening START time

The Glitter Box Theater

460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 8PM Screening START time

The Mini-Melwood Screening Room, Pittsburgh Filmmakers

477 Melwood Ave (upstairs), Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

Friday, August 3, 2018, 9PM Screening START time

The Glitter Box Theater

460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

(doors will open a half hour earlier than start time)

 

Have you been making movies for at least 30 years without receiving much attention?

Do you have a large body of work that you don't get credit for?

Have you seen younger, richer friends of yours imitate you & go on to well-paying gigs at places where you're more likely to be confronted by security forces wondering why you're there?

Are you still controversial after decades of dedicated work?

Is it almost impossible for you to get a screening anywhere?!

Is your work almost never written about?!

 

THEN THE UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL IS PROBABLY FOR YOU!!

The UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL is searching for YOU. There are NO ENTRY FEES, there are NO LENGTH LIMITS, there are HYPOTHETICALLY NO CONTENT RESTRICTIONS (although, c'mon people, this is the fucking 21st century, please leave your bigoted hate shit behind you - I don't want to support racists & nazis & genocide-mongerers, etc, in the name of free speech).

Write "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" at idioideo at gmail dot com & convince me that you fit the criteria. Then we can discuss your getting your materials to me.

I'm open to a wide variety of mediums but digital media that can be sent via the internet are easiest to deal with.

The provisional deadline is July 1, 2018.

 

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This festival is very DIY No-Budget. For those of you who worry that participation might be a waste of your time.. well, if you're expecting to become a millionaire, a thousandaire, a hundredaire, or a frigidaire after participating.. it probably will be.

BUT, if you're hoping to be a bit more appreciated than you are at the moment, & if you're hoping to participate in something that might make it into some history somewhere or another, this might be perfect for you.

For those of you who've never heard of "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" you can check out the portal to most of my websites here: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE.

Here's a list of some of the events I've organized &/or screenings I've curated of other people's work in the last 40 years:

 

October 13, 2017 - "MM 76 RELEASE"

Glitter Box Theater - Pittsburgh, US@

(shorter versions of the above-linked-to movie are also here:https://archive.org/details/MM76RELEASEmediumRare & here: https://vimeo.com/241244343 )

 

May 8, 2016 - "Limpolysemia"

Minsk, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Rotterdam, South Carolina

 

September 26, 2015 - Matthew Day program

BYOC - Pittsburgh, US@

 

August 13, 2013 - "The 29 Mmmms"

Melwood Screening Room, Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Pittsburgh, US@

 

August 8, 2013 - "MM 26 Release"

Modern Formations Gallery - Pittsburgh, US@

 

November 9, 2011 - "Selections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Movie Archive 3"

Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room - Pittsburgh, US@

 

June 9, 2011 - "Selections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Movie Archive: Direct-on-Film/Optical Printing"

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Harris Theater - Pittsburgh, US@

 

April 15, 2011 - "Indelible Mark, A.C.E. - Selections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Movie Archive: Direct-on-Film/Optical Printing"

Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, US@

 

November 7, 2010 - "Selections from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's Movie Archive",

Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room - Pittsburgh, US@

 

March 6, 2004 - "In Celebration of Women" (as part of an event organized by Deanna Hitchcock)

Waldorf School - Pittsburgh, US@

 

March 20, 2000 - June 8, 2000 - "1st Non-Existent International Neoist Apartment Festival in the Year 000" (with Karen Eliot & etta cetera)

multiple locations - Adelaide, Australia

 

July 11, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

June 13, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

May 23, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

April 18, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

March 28, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

January 17, 1999 - "The Suppression of Black Radicals in the U.S.",

"The Pollinator", The Beehive - Pittsburgh, US@

 

April 4-5, 1997 - "LatinAmeriMIX!can",

Chatham College - Pittsburgh, US@

 

October 27-29, 1991 - "International PXL-2000 Movie Festival",

BAUhouse - Baltimore, US@

 

June 29, 1988 - "INAUGURATION OF THE G.S.B.B.T.O.U.C."

- Glasgow Suburban Branch - Bal Tim Ore Undergound Club (in an abandoned subway station under the botanical gardens), Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 

January 24, 1984 - "Telectropheremoanin'quinquennial"

- Galaxy Ballroom, Baltimore, US@

 

September 20-28, 1983 - "APT 7 - the 7th International Neoist Apartment Festival"

- various locations: tENTA's APT; Galaxy Ballroom, Congress Hotel; That Frame Place Gallery - Baltimore, US@

 

September 16-18, 1983 - "14BX Sub-Par/Con (The 3rd Church & Foundation of the SubGenius Convention)" (co-organized with Sam Fitzsimmons)

Galaxy Ballroom, Congress Hotel; various guerrilla locations - Baltimore, US@

 

December 31, 1982 - "INAUGURATION OF THE B.T.O.U.C." (with Dave Bakker & Randy Hoffman)

- BalTimOre Underground Club, Baltimore, US@

 

May 29-June 7, 1981 - "81 APT - the 3rd International Neoist Apartment Festival"

Greenway's Folly - Baltimore, US@

81 APT - May 29

81 APT - May 30

81 APT - May 31

81 APT - June 2

81 APT - June 3

81 APT - June 4

81 APT - June 5

81 APT - June 6

81 APT - June 7

 

Fall, 1978 - "Experimental Films" (co-curator Jimmy Seraphine),

Community College of Baltimore, Harbor Campus - Baltimore, US@

 

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UPDATES:

I proposed this festival on various places on the internet & by email on January 3, 2018. Within less than 24 hours I received emails expressing interest & my Facebook announcement was shared somewhat.

As of today, January 6, 2018, if all goes well, the festival will screen works by:

Florian Cramer

William Davison

Lili White

Owen O'Toole

Mark Nugent

myself (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE)

& Dick Turner

A trailer for Dick's "La Grosse Commission" ("Shit Happens") is here: https://youtu.be/hlXTUZYmfkg . Dick Turner's "La Grosse Commission" & "Nature Morte avec des Oranges" (Still Life with Oranges) will be given their North American premiers as part of the UNDERAPPRECIATED MOVIEMAKERS FESTIVAL.