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Open Video Call at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art

Image courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art

Next Wednesday, 26 October, the Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting their annual Open Video Call. Each year the Institute accepts submissions of short videos by both artists and filmmakers. The short films were selected by a jury of local curators and will be displayed at the ICA during their winter exhibition season. In addition, there will be  a screening of a video by Alex Da Corte and a short film by Christina Acevedo. Acevedo’s film, Wild Idle, was featured in the Court Métrage at the Canne Film Festival this year.


There will be beer and candy, since it is almost Halloween. And in fact, many of the films screened are slightly creepy in feel. People sometimes fear video art, so here’s a chance to have something to drink, and watch movies – FOR FREE — for a night. Get a little culture and a little candy, and see some art. There are eight videos in addition to “Wild Idle” and the one by Alex Da Corte, and a few of the films are by Philly locals!

The ICA is located at 118 S. 36th St, Philadelphia; Open Video Call starts at 6:30.