Daliwood Student Film Competition & Exhibition: “Psyched Out: Reinvented Myths”
May 1 – June 7, 2015
Open to Middle & High School Students of Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties
About this year’s exhibit:
“Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” – Joseph Campbell
Surrealism drew on familiar myths as well as created new myths in order to understand the human psyche. Sigmund Freud, father of modern psychology and hero to Surrealists, saw ancient Greek and Roman myths as bearers of truth and a way to understand the mind. Salvador Dali often appropriated and transformed popular myths and stories as a way to explore and symbolize personal experiences (Narcissus, William Tell, Oedipus Rex). This year, we challenge students to explore the mythic in their everyday world, to recast something familiar into the mythic or to create a new myth entirely.
This year, we encourage students to look to any kind of “myth:” classical myths, legends, folk tales, children’s stories, religious stories, creation stories, and modern legends.
Work due: Monday, April 6
Pinellas County School Art Office
Attn: Sue Castleman
301 4th St. SW,
Largo, FL 33779-2942
Daliwood Film Exhibit Dates:
May 1 – June 7
Reception + Awards Ceremony:
Entry & Submission Instructions Form – DOWNLOAD (PDF)
Entry details for each show are available in the tabs above.