Since most of you peeled the yellow wallpaper after American Apparel dared to open shop on Valencia Street, it's payback time. Artists Television Access is inviting experimental film and video artists to submit their work (20 minutes or less) to the 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Video, Super 8, 16 mm animation, cell phone footage, documentary, narrative, abstract, found footage, and any other type of moving pictures will be given the once over.

Film selection works like this: Hundreds of films submitted to the festival, then a "first selection of films" is presented to a panel of local filmmakers, curators, and ATA staff members for judging. After viewings and harsh criticism, the panel ranks them and "four thematic sections are assembled from the best-ranked." If your film is selected? You will be the toast of ATA and the entire stretch of Valencia Street. Yay, you!

Details are as follows.

Postmark Deadline: May 29, 2009
Submission fee: $10 (free for international submitters)
Festival takes place in October 2009
More information and submission form:

Mail you cinematic efforts to:
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Or submit them here.