Good Symptom

Good Symptom: A Serial Anthology of Time-Based Disturbances

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Good Symptom is open for submissions through December 20, 2022. Visit our submission page at Film Freeway. We prioritize submissions from queer, Black and Indigenous

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The Good Symptom Team

The Good Symptom Project Team is lead by M Freeman, working closely with Rana San and Chelsea Werner-Jatzke to curate and critically contextualize 12 months of innovative time-based work.

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Released in 12 monthly installments, this suite of short films troubles the boundaries between  literature and cinema. Good Symptom showcases literary media arts experiments that push the language of poetry, essay, correspondence, autobiography, manifestos, thought pieces and hybrid literary works off the page and onto the screen.

Starting in September 2023, subscribers to this series will enter a world that disregards genre and disturbs the definitions of literary and media arts with 1-3 short films and accompanying critical essays by project curators and guest writers.

Showcases of select films and guest artists will roll out all year, starting with a screening and panel discussion at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, March 11, 2023, followed by an exhibition at the Experiments in Cinema Festival in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2023.

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