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Betting on Shorts 2007: Mad or Bad: More than a Eurovision of Short Film

28 Nov 2007

Betting on Shorts is an international short film contest with screenings in 11 countries. To celebrate their third birthday, they have decided to go global: this year's programme of 15 films (all based on the theme Mad or Bad) will be screened simultaneously at the ICA in London, and in Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona, Istanbul, Maribor, Novi Sad, Paris, Poznan and Rostov-on-Don, and judged in each venue by a panel of three to five local curators. After the screening we'll convene in the ICA bar and set up an audiolink to all participating venues to find out which film has won in which city - the film that has won in most countries is awarded a prize.

Before the show begins the audience will be asked to bet on who will be the grand winner. Clips of the films are streamed on the Betting on Shorts website from 23 November and background info, blurbs and stills are available 30 minutes before the screening. Those who have bet on the right film will win an ICA Membership for one year or cinema tickets. Audience winners will be announced in the bar as soon as all the juries' decisions are in. From 10pm DJ Richard Osborne will play mad or bad music to jazz up the celebrations.

Sponsored by The London Consortium and FRAMEPOOL.

Curated by Ricarda Vidal, Irini Marinaki and Konstantinos Stefanis.

www.bettingonshorts.com

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