Theme: Strangely Familiar
One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is its ability to defamiliarize: to create something unique, unexpected and unfamiliar
from one's everyday surroundings in order to surprise, shock and disturb. Surrealism invites us into a world where even the
most seemingly insignificant occurrences of everyday life can be made strange. With this year's exhibit, we invite the
students to explore the "Strangely Familiar" by employing several techniques used by the Surrealists such as:
- Dislocation: Familiar objects are placed in an odd, bizarre, humorous, or unusual setting.
- Juxtaposition: Two or more unrelated images are placed side by side; creating unexpected object
- Transformation/Metamorphosis: Familiar images are changed in form, appearance, nature, condition,
character or function to become unusual or strange.
All projects must be original work and have a running time of no more than 4 minutes. Submitted materials will
not be returned.
All entries must include the following: 2 DVDs clearly labeled with the title of the project,
name of the sponsoring teacher/s and school, names of all students involved, contact information, running time,
and must be accompanied by a completed entry form for each student. One project per DVD.
2013 Entry Form Download: CLICK HERE
General Judging Criteria:
Fri, Mar 15: Work Due
Mon, Apr 1: Teachers Notified of Status
Sat, Apr 20: Award Ceremony at Muvico St. Petersburg (Time TBA)
April 22-June 2: Daliwood Exhibition
Attn: Bethany Mead,
The Dali Museum
One Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Judging based on originality, skill/technique, expression and theme. All work must be original. The work must not
infringe on the intellectual property rights of any other individual. If there is any doubt regarding the authorship
of the work, please do not select it. Work found to be copied will be disqualified. Judges will follow a rubric which
can be accessed on the Daliwood guidelines and entry form.
Daliwood Film Screening, Awards Ceremony & Exhibition:
All accepted entries will be screened, followed by award winning films. Three winning videos will receive $125;
Sponsoring teacher will receive $125.
Additionally, Award Winners, Honorable Mentions & select entries will be included in the 2013 Student Film Exhibition,
April 22 - June 2, on view in the Dali Museum Student Gallery.