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The NOMAD Project



NOMAD Films isexcited to announce our partnership with the “Big Screen Project” to screen acollection of films at the public plaza in February 2011.


Through thispartnership, NOMAD Films will curate an exhibition of short films directedand/or produced by independent filmmakers utilizing innovative and explorativeways of filmmaking.  The films canbe narrative or documentary, and should evoke feelings of warmth for its shiveringFebruary audience.  Projects willbe accepted November 1, 2010, through January 15, 2011.  Filmmakers whose projects are selectedwill be notified at the end of January. Date for February screening to beannounced.



For films to beconsidered for The NOMAD Project, filmmaker(s) must:


a.     Incorporate the use of new technology and/orexhibit an ability to creatively use existing or outdated media. 

b.     Complete production with a minimal exchangeof cash, specifically, lessthan 50% of overall budget; filmmakers are encouraged to exchange or barterproduction resources, as well as cast/crew.

c.     Evoke, in your film, feelings of warmth –towards others, towards yourself, towards society and the environment (literalor otherwise).

d.     NO nudity, profanity or displays of orverbiage pertaining to violent acts.



From November 1, 2010through December 31, 2010, filmmakers must submit TWO OF EACH of thefollowing to EACH of the below addresses (for a total of FOUR copies submitted to NOMAD Films):project application, signed and dated Rules and Terms of Agreement, DVD (Region 2, PAL system for FRANCE; NTSC Region 0 forUSA).  The film can be shot onwhatever format thinkable; filmmakers are encouraged to be innovative andexperimental.  If you’ve figuredout how to make a powerful film on your photocopier, we want to see it.  Selected films will be screenedFebruary 2011 at the Big Screen Project, in New York, New York USA.


Sarah Schutzki

The NOMAD Project

P.O. Box 2021

New York, New York 10113-2021



Ari Allansson

The NOMAD Project

91 Rue Villiers del’Isle Adam

75020 Paris



We encourage you tothink creatively and utilize your skills to make a film that will engageviewers while at the same time teach us all something new about the art of filmmakingand means of production. 


*NOTE: It isforbidden to pay cast/crew during production.  All individuals participating should do so because of theirinterest in creating art through cinema and their support for the respectiveproject.


About NOMAD Films

NOMAD Films wascreated as a means for exhibiting new approaches to producing and distributingshort, documentary and feature films. It’s time to stop seeing lack of funding as a problem but to instead seeit as a challenging way for artists to truly showcase their talents. Ourpartnership with “Big Screen Project” creates an ideal opportunity for selectedfilmmakers to share their work with a diverse and public audience in ametropolitan setting, ideally broadening the understanding of and appreciationfor cinema and its makers. []


About “Big ScreenProject”

The Big ScreenProject is an innovative presentation model for video, film, live andinteractive content. It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LEDscreen located in a 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza on Sixth Avenue between 29thand 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic, ranging fromthe best in the arts, cinema, and new media to highlights in sports and videogaming, and the vision of BSP curators is to expose the general public to freshcultural content while also raising awareness for inspirational aims onsubjects ranging from the ecological to the humanitarian. []






The NOMAD Project

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The NOMAD Project
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Short films
Festival Info
Next Festival Dates: 
10/21/2010 - 10/24/2010
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Submission accepted on 
Film call for entry start day: 
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Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Sarah Schutzki and Ari Allansson
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The NOMAD Project is anexhibition of short films directed and/or produced by independent filmmakersutilizing innovative and explorative ways of filmmaking.  The aim of the exhibition is to sharewith the contemporary art audience unique ways in which filmmakers are adaptingto the state of the global economy and/or shifts in technology.  Selected films will engage viewers viatheir originality and teach us all something new about the art of filmmakingand the various methods of production. 

Films can be shot on whateverformat thinkable; filmmakers are encouraged to be innovative andexperimental.  If someone hasfigured out a way to make a powerful film on a photocopier, we want to seeit.  Submitted films can benarrative or documentary, and should relate to Access & PARADOX’sunofficial theme “Nostalgia for Nature”.


For a film to be considered forThe NOMAD Project, filmmaker(s) must:


a.     Incorporate the use of new technology and/or exhibit anability to creatively use existing or outdated media. 

b.     Complete production with a minimal exchange of cash, specifically, less than 50% of overall budget;filmmakers are encouraged to exchange or barter production resources, as wellas cast/crew.

c.     Feature in the film some aspect of nature and/or theenvironment, literal or otherwise (beyond simply shooting outdoors).


*NOTE: It is forbidden to paycast/crew during production.  Allindividuals participating should do so because of their interest in creatingart through cinema and their support for the respective project.


Projects will be accepted July1, 2010, through August 31, 2010. Filmmakers whose projects are accepted will be notified in September.  Selected films willbe screened the evening of Friday, October 22, 2010, at Access & PARADOX inParis, France.

About NOMADFilms

NOMAD Films was createdin an effort to expose innovative and experimental forms of filmmaking, takinginto account the financial limitations within the independent industry as wellas continuously evolving filmmaking technology.  The goal of the exhibition(s) is to create additional distributionoutlets within the arts. Distribution models for low-budget independent films are not alwayssubstantial; NOMAD Films brings to light a selection of the many projects thathave had little exposure otherwise.

NOMAD Films was foundedby Ari Allansson and Sarah Schutzki. Ari, who is Icelandic but who has spent the past four years in Paris, isa filmmaker and the Founding Director of Air d’Islande, an annual eventdedicated to promoting Icelandic culture in Paris [].  Sarah, an American currently residingin New York, spent the past few years living in Paris and working on variousdocumentary film, festival and media projects.  In addition to her work at NOMAD Films, Sarah is also abusiness development consultant for La Blogotheque [] andis working on several independent projects.

For more informationabout NOMAD Films and The NOMAD Project please visit


About Access& PARADOX

Access & PARADOX is anInternational Contemporary Art Fair making its debut in October 2010 in Paris,France.  Access & PARADOX willfocus on the exhibition and promotion of projects of emerging artists incontemporary art. NOMAD Film’s partnership with Access & PARADOX creates anideal opportunity for selected filmmakers to share their work with a diverseaudience, ideally broadening the understanding of and appreciation for cinemaand its makers throughout the artistic community.  For more information about Access & PARADOX please  

Festival Organization
The NOMAD Project
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About The NOMAD Project