The Curator & Ruminate Magazine

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2013 Short Film & Video Art Competition

Ruminate Magazine and The Curator are pleased to host a competition for contemporary artists who create work with moving images. We invite submissions in two categories: Short Film and Video/ or alternative time-based media. The winning video and film will be shown at IAM's INHABIT, the annual gathering for people interested in beauty, faith, and art in NYC on October 3-5, publication at the Curator, and stills from the winning video and film will be published in Ruminate Magazine. We look forward to reviewing your work!

The Curator launched on August 29, 2008, as a web publication of International Arts Movement (IAM), announces the signs of a “world that ought to be” as we find it in our midst, and seeks to inspire people to engage deeply with culture that enriches life and broadens experience. In keeping with IAM’s belief that artistic excellence, as a model of “what ought to be,” paves the way for lasting, enduring humanity, the Curator seeks to encourage, promote, and uncover artifacts of culture—those things humans create—that inspire and embody truth, goodness, and beauty. The opinions presented do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the Curator or IAM, but represent a continuing commitment to wrestling with the culture that is and looking toward what might yet be.

Ruminate Magazine is a quarterly magazine of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art that resonate with the complexity and truth of the Christian faith. Each print issue, along with our website presence, is a forum for literature and art that speaks to the existence of our daily lives while nudging us toward a greater hope. Because of this, we strive to publish quality work accounting for the grappling pleas as well as the quiet assurances of an authentic faith. Ruminate Magazine was created for every person who has paused over a good word, a real story, a perfect brushstroke—longing for the significance they point us toward.