Open Call: All-Screened Video Fest at the BAE

By Editorial Team on November 24, 2014

Deadline: Sun, 28 May 2023

Photo courtesy of the Brentwood Arts Exchange.
Photo courtesy of the Brentwood Arts Exchange.


Deadline: Monday, January 12 at 5pm


The Brentwood Arts Exchange All-Screened Video Fest is an open-call feature of short film and video work by regional producers. Presented to the public in a social and appreciative atmosphere, the one-day festival is a showcase of known and unknown talent alike. One artist/filmmaker will be awarded Best in Festival with a $300 prize.

All submissions must be at the gallery by 5 pm January 12, 2015.

Event Date:
All-Screened Video Fest will be Saturday, February 7, 2015 starting at 1 pm and ending when all the videos are finished.

This call is open to all artists and filmmakers 18 years of age or older who live within 250 miles of Brentwood, MD. Submissions are limited to one video per artist/filmmaker.

Video Format

  • Videos must be no longer than 10 minutes in length.
  • Submissions must be in DVD format.
  • DVDs should open to an easily navigable menu.
  • Segments of longer works should be on discs containing only the segment to be shown.
  • Please write your full name and the title of your video on the outside of your disc.

Mailing Address for Submissions:
Attn: Video Fest
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

All video submissions will be screened by a panel of film and video professionals from the community. The judges panel will vote to select one video as “best in show,” awarding the title with a $300 prize.

By submitting work to be presented at the Brentwood Arts Exchange All-Screened Video Fest, you agree to allow the Brentwood Arts Exchange to show your work to the public on the day of the event with no compensation. You also agree to have your name included in publicity for the event.

Right to Refuse Submissions:
We will accept and present all submissions that meet the outlined criteria for format and length and that also are suitable for a publicly-funded venue. We reserve the right to refuse to present any submissions with content considered unsuitable for reasons including but not limited to: hate speech, religious or political advocacy, promoting illegal behavior, or graphic violence.

About the Brentwood Arts Exchange:
The Brentwood Arts Exchange is The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s component of the Gateway Arts Center, a public-private partnership that serves as an anchor for the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. Dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts, the Brentwood Arts Exchange features a contemporary art gallery featuring mid-career and emerging regional artists, a Craft Store promoting local artisans, and arts classes for youth and adults. It is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about art, purchase locally made art.

Return of Media:
If you wish to have your media returned after the screening, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage. Media sent without SASE will be not be returned.

Additional Information:
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Phil Davis, Acting Director, Brentwood Arts Exchange
tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802; fax. 301-277-2865