ROOTS Week Popup Cinema: Call For Submissions

Submit your latest video project to be considered for Popup Cinema during ROOTS Week. Send Dan Brawley ( your videos – all of them. If you can upload it to Vimeo or Youtube or get it onto a hard drive (or a jump drive or a 4-wheel drive) – he wants to see it. And it doesn’t have to be finished or finely polished. Projects in development can also be submitted for consideration as long as you have a scene or a trailer to share.

The Popup Cinema is an informal showcase of work by artists attending ROOTS intended to generate dialogue, feedback and collaboration. Popup Cinema is a gathering point and a crossroads for artists working with media. Drop into our temporary cinema during ROOTS Week to check out videos by and about ROOTers. That’s you! There will also be an hour of open screen time during the Popup Cinema schedule for anyone with a last minute entry. These entries must be made in person during ROOTS Week and Popup Cinema curators will do their best to make space for everyone to share. Entries for the open screen segment must be five minutes or less. So bring us your five-minute films friends!!

To be considered for Popup Cinema, send an email to with a screener link, a synopsis of the film (50 words or less) and the total runtime. The deadline to be considered for a spot in the Popup Lineup is August 4th at 10:23pm. The schedule of films will be announced on the first day of ROOTS Week at Lutheridge.


Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.