Since its inauguration in 2009, the Festival of (In)appropriation has emerged as a premiere international showcase of experimental found footage film and video, attracting the work of artists who probe the limits of collage, machinima, remix, détournement, mash-up and more.

Co-curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, and sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum, the Festival of (In)appropriation now invites submissions for its 5th edition, to take place in Los Angeles in November 2013. Filmmakers and artists engaged in the appropriation, re-purposing, and productive “mis-use“of existing visual and sonic media are encouraged to send us their work for consideration. All entries must include some form of inventive (in)appropriation, whether of existing/archival film or video footage, sound recordings, still imagery, or digital media. The most competitive submissions are those which seek to produce revelations and reconsiderations of the relationship between past and present, here and there, truth and lie, intention and subversion.


  • Submissions must be 20 minutes or less in length,contain some form of appropriation,and have been made in 2010 or later.
  • Submission deadline: May 15, 2013
  • Acceptable submission formats: DVD only
  • Acceptable exhibition formats: 16mm film, 35mm film, Quicktime file
  • No submission fee

To submit, you must complete the submission form and send it with your DVD to:

c/o Lauren Berliner
3852 1⁄2 First Avenue
San Diego,CA 92103