Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Shooting Žižek

‘Shooting Žižek’ creative brief

Global capitalism is fast approaching its end times, says “the Elvis of cultural theory” Slavoj Žižek in his new book, Living In The End Times.

The upcoming zero-point is heralded by these ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’:
    Impending ecological catastrophes
    The global financial meltdown
    The biogenetic revolution and its impact on human identity
    Social divisions leading to the explosion of protest and revolutions worldwide
But from the ashes of the coming crisis, is there opportunity for a new beginning?
To celebrate the launch of Living In The End Times on paperback, Verso Books and The Church of London are inviting filmmakers to submit short films which respond, in creative and innovative ways, to Žižek’s theory of the end times.


The film – up to ONE minute in total – can take any format: animation, drama, documentary, stop-motion or other.
The winner will be picked by Žižek himself!
The winning film will screen before an open lecture by Žižek in London later this year and the winner will receive a selection of Verso’s back catalogue, curated by the subversive publishers themselves.
Entries can be uploaded to a video-hosting website, like YouTube or Vimeo, with a link sent to by June 30.
NOTE: Although filmmakers will retain ownership over their submissions, Verso Books and The Church Of London will have full permission to feature content across all their platforms.

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