Skip to main content

Poet Transmit: open call for video trailers

Poet Transmit: open call for video trailers

Getting Here ktdcshuttle

Deadline: August 31

Blonde Art Books is teaming up with Poet Transmit to present a series of upcoming events called Cold Open Verse at Knockdown Center in conjunction with Printed Matter’s New York Book Fair at MoMA PS1.

They are currently seeking existing theatrical trailers, self­-produced commercials, and live broadcast performance to create a book preview reel. The videos should function as a trailer for publications,  promotional material for a book launch or related event,  or are more directly related to the concept of the book as an object or an idea (i.e. a video made in order to produce a flip book).

(See here for examples.)

The final preview reel will be screened at Knockdown Center, September 8-18 as well as Preview Night of the 2016 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 15th.

Please submit completed videos along with a 1-2 sentence description, title, publisher, year (if already published), and relevant link to


If you are selected to be part of the reel they ask that you send two display copies of the publication for the exhibition. Books will be returned in early October.

Submission to the open call does not mean guaranteed inclusion on the reel. You will be notified of acceptance by September 5.

Tech Requirements:

Video must be 3 minutes or under.
Quicktime files under 2 GB (ie: able to send via We Transfer)
60 FPS
Audio: AAC-LC   mp4 / synced with video 16/48 spec  but you mention this below
Data Rate: 320 kbit/s
Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Skip to content