Save the Date!
Please join the California Studies Association on Saturday April 26, 2014 for its annual conference California on Fire: Climate Chaos, Inequality, Urban Transformation.
The day will be packed with interdisciplinary inquiry into the theme of fire in literal and metaphorical terms, via critical and literary presentations exploring the volatility of California. There will also be a short film festival and an original poster/ map display. Schedule TBA.
Please see the call for submissions of posters, maps and films below!
The California Studies Association is looking for large format visual images (such as graphic posters and maps) to display at its annual conference to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the University of San Francisco.
The theme is "California on Fire: Climate Chaos, Inequality, Urban Transformation" in all its aspectsó politics, economics, and nature. Illustrators, cartographers, and artists are encouraged to send imagery that explores the historical or contemporary volatility of California.
FORMAT: The display size will be 18"x24". Please submit pdf or jpeg formatted files with at least 300 dpi at the display size. CSA will produce high-quality digital prints from supplied files. Original prints submitted should not exceed the display size without prior arrangement.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be received no later than March 31.
CSA reserves the right to reject submissions.
We are looking for films or videos, 22 min. or under, that cover a broad range of California topics including but not limited to: culture, politics, the environment, youth culture, immigration, development, housing, transportation, history. Narrative films, documentaries, experimental works, animations, or films that combine elements of these are all acceptable for submission.
The goal of the festival is to showcase work covering the broad range of burning issues that have historical and contemporary resonance in the "Golden State." The theme of this year's conference is "fire"; let your creativity and experiences of California guide and inform your work. Multiple submissions are welcome. Independent filmmakers and students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Films will be screened on the evening of April 26th as an opening event for the conference. Filmmakers are encouraged to attend the conference and screening.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be received no later than March 1, 2014