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Optic Nerve Seeking Video Submissions
(released 4/30/2007)

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is seeking film and video submissions for the ninth annual Optic Nerve, the museum's popular film and video showcase featuring the work of emerging South Florida artists and filmmakers.

Rules: Submissions must be on VHS or DVD, no more than 6 minutes in length, contain original material and has been made within the last 2 years. All applicants must include the artist's resume, contact information, a brief description of the work, a biographical statement, price of work and number of edition. Submissions must also include a $10 entry fee for MOCA members, $20 for non-members, payable in check or money order to Museum of Contemporary Art. Entries are limited to two submissions per person. A separate entry fee applies to each submission. Films will be selected by a jury of film and art professionals, and will be screened at MOCA during Optic Nerve on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 7PM. One of the films will be purchased for MOCA's Permanent Collection.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked no later than June 22, 2007. Only those submissions accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope will be returned.

All artists will be notified early July via mail if their work has or has not been selected for the July 28th screening.

Optic Nerve is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company.

"Optic Nerve has become a wonderful way to discover new South Florida artists. It has also inspired artists to create new works for submission to the jury," said MOCA Executive Director Bonnie Clearwater.

Send submissions to:

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Attn. Optic Nerve
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL 33161

For information, call 305.893.6211 ext. 29

For more information, please contact Esther Park, Programs Manager at 305-893-6211 ext. 29 or e-mail:

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