Student Surrealist Film Exhibit, 2014
“Change is Strange”
April 18 – June 1, 2014
“I see the human form in trees, animals: the animal and vegetable in the human. My art shows the metamorphosis that takes place.” – Salvador Dali
The surrealist movement is primarily known through its painting and poetry, but it also had a lasting impact through film. In the world of film, surrealists found radical ways to challenge conventions and create new realities. Key surrealist filmmakers include Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel and Man Ray. Surrealism became popular with a mass audience in the 1940s and 1950s, enabling Dalí to collaborate with the Marx Brothers, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock. Surrealism has also influenced many contemporary filmmakers including David Lynch and Tim Burton. Each director uses shocking or unexpected images to create uncanny, surprising or disturbing visions suggesting an irrational dream world.
Dalíwood is an annual juried film competition of Pinellas and Hillsborough County middle and high school students. Review this page for entry, exhibition & reception details.
With this year’s exhibit, we invite the students to explore metamorphosis through short film. Here you will find links to past years’ student films as well as details for the 2014 exhibition.
Daliwood 2014 Exhibit Details
Work Due: Fri, Mar 7, 2014
Send work to:
Pinellas County School Art Office
Attn: Sue Castleman, Daliwood
301 4th St. SW,
Largo, FL 33779-2942
Daliwood Exhibition Dates:
Apr 18 – Jun 1
Reception + Awards Ceremony:
Thursday, May 1; 6:00 pm Sunscreen Film Festival @ Palladium Theatre: 253 5th Ave N, St. Pete