October, 2021

15octSee info24Notes from Bloomsbury: 50 Seconds Later(See info) Online via bloomsburyfestival.org.ukEvent Type :Exhibitions,FREE event


October 15 (Friday) - 24 (Sunday)


Online via bloomsburyfestival.org.uk

Event Details

An interactive film map of the Bloomsbury area, created using short films created by members of the public.

About the map

To make the map, we are asking participants to send their short films or movie snapshots, which ‘shine a light’ on a person, a place, a community, an activity or an object, located in the Bloomsbury area. The chosen films will be added to an interactive map of Bloomsbury, pinned to specific locations dotted around the area stretching between High Holborn and Euston Road, and between Tottenham Court Road and Southampton Row.

Gesturing towards the early films made by Lumière cameramen at the end of the 19th century, each film on the map should be no longer than 50 seconds – a time sufficient to tell a story, record a sense of place or capture a unique moment.

The map will be launched during the Bloomsbury Festival 2021 and will be freely available on Google Earth platform. It is curated by the Derek Jarman Lab and Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

Call to participants

Look around you, pick up your camera or smartphone, and send us your contribution to a mosaic of moving image works that together will form a multi-perspective portrait of Bloomsbury, its people, buildings, streets, and communities.

You don’t need to be a professional filmmaker – we are looking for authentic, original, creative films that ‘shine a light’ on any aspect of Bloomsbury life. Your film can be serious or light-hearted, complex or simple, a one-off improvisation or a carefully crafted mini-classic!

Submission guidelines

The chosen films must observe the following editorial and legal guidelines:

  1. Films can be shot on any camera, including smartphones, and edited with any software.
  2. They should be submitted as .mov or .mp4
  3. No more than 50 seconds in length.
  4. If you add music to your film, use only tracks that are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) and credit their authors.
  5. Films cannot advertise businesses or services.
  6. You need to be over 18 to participate in the project.
  7. Submit your entry here: https://blog.jarmanlab.org/?page_id=336#page-content
  8. The deadline for submissions is 13:00 Friday 15 October 2021.
  9. By submitting your film, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any third party’s legal rights. You also confirm that you have the express consent of anyone who made a significant contribution to your film: those that the camera is following or that speak to camera, or whose words are caught on camera.
  10. By taking part in the project, you agree that we will distribute your work as part of the Notes from Bloomsbury: 50 seconds later project in all media and without time restriction.
  11. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the film in any way including allowing others to use it.
  12. Please indicate how you would like to be credited in relation to the film you submitted.


Notes from Bloomsbury: 50 Seconds Later
Notes from Bloomsbury: 50 Seconds Later