By Chris Darke, 10 April 2001

TV’s a dead duck. Mainstream cinema’s a fucked-up franchising operation. Well, if you feel like that (and who doesn’t?) then prepare for the ‘Unreal Festival of Non-Fiction Film’ which starts up this year and intends to explore the formal and technological hybridity that marks out the best in contemporary film and video. Taking place at the ICA and Tate Modern on an annual basis, the organisers are looking for submissions right now. It promises to be a crucial event that historices as it looks to the future, taking in documentary, first-person essay-films and the increasingly fertile overlap between film and the gallery. For real.

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