Dérapage 11

Dérapage appeals for movies for the year 2011 : now is time to submit your non narrative artworks for the grand screening evening of Dérapage 11 !!

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DÉRAPAGE is a unique event of audiovisual exploration that annually invites artists from all disciplines to create a non-narrative sonorized audiovisual short piece of less than three minutes.

Your videos can be in realtime, in animation, working with textures; shot in red, blue or green; in black and white or in color; hysterical or contemplative; name it! they’ll find their place in Dérapage. So, now is time to submit your artworks for the grand screening evening of Dérapage 11.

A new category : le “Moment d’apesanteur”

To its usual categories − best editing, best sound, best animation, best first video and Grand Prize − Dérapage adds, in collaboration with the Centre de recherche et d’innovation en performance (CRIP) of Cirque du soleil, the new category “Moment d’apesanteur” (moment of weightlessness) in acrobatic performance.
From trampoline to aerial frame, from hand to hand to teeterboard and russian bars, acrobatic artists’ numbers “highlight human physical performance in all its splendor and fragility”.
Dérapage initiates a dialogue between these two practices and asks artists to explore this weightlessness moment, this instant when the acrobat in suspended in the air, between elevation and fall, fixed in time and space, in an acrobatical slow-motion, and to bring to the viewers the dreamscape, the interior environment of the performer in that specific position.

This challenge asks the videoartists to elongate this weightlessness moment in order to produce a piece, using original images, archives sequences and/or footage from rehearsals and shows, playing with time and space, that satisfies intelligence and sensitivity to provoque either artistic, dramatic or oniric emotions.

You can submit a “moment d’apesanteur” video without participating to the contest. Therefore, if your piece is selected, it will be presented out of competition. Submissions are due no later than March 18th 2011. Selected works will be shown Thursday April 21st, at Centre de Design de l’UQAM.


  • The piece must be original work and non-narrative.
  • The piece must contain sound. The sound has to be original material.
  • The work must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes.
  • All videos must be submitted as Quicktime files, in DV_NTSC format, 720 x 480 pixels, 48 Khz stereo.

Prizes and mentions

  • Grand Prix Dérapage
  • Best « Moment d’apesanteur » (weightlessness moment)
  • Best animation
  • Best first video
  • Best video editing
  • Best sound

Important dates

  • Démarrage (start), Thursday January 27th 2011
  • Nuit Blanche / Décalage, Saturday February 26th 2011
  • Deadline, submissions due date, March 18th 2011
  • Dérapage, Thursday April 21st 2011.

École de design de l’UQAM
1440, rue Sanguinet
Montréal (Québec) H2X 3X9
[email protected]

For more details, you can visit Dérapage’site and its Facebook Page

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