Deadline: October 7, 2016

Arlington Arts is now accepting submissions for its first “How To” Video Festival featuring screenings of instructional videos that are informative and entertaining. Makers, artists, amateurs and professionals of all types are encouraged to create and submit videos on any subject that teach, inform and entertain. For example, how to… make tea, vote, drive a car, plant a tree, fix a watch, take a selfie etc..


This call is open to residents of Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC aged 10 years or older. The call is open to amateurs and professionals alike. Limit of one entry per person or group. Participants under 18 years of age will be required to provide written parental consent. Please see full contest rules here:

The videos will be juried by Arlington Cultural Affairs New Media Curator Paul Shortt with special guest juror Gareth Branwyn. Branwyn will also present a $250 Best Video Prize provided my LMO. A People’s Choice Award of 3 months of membership and two classes at TechShop DC-Arlington.

There is no fee to submit, but all videos must be 5 minutes or shorter.

The “How To” Video Festival will take place on November 12, 2016 at the Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, VA, 22209 from 12-3pm. Admission will be free.

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