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Raw Vision Short Film Competition

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Raw Vision is organising a film competition on the theme of self-taught artists and outsider art: films should be 2-5 minutes long using camera or phone that can be uploaded online.

Frank Maresca who is one of Raw Vision's Directors and owner of the Ricco/Maresca gallery in New York has kindly offered to donate a prize of $2,000 to the winning entry.

Competing entries could include:

  • Introducing an artist’s work.
  • Art work within a disabilty/psychiatric setting.
  • Artists at outreach workshops and studios.
  • Unknown artists in their personal space.
  • Exhibitions.
  • Documenting an unusual home or interior.
  • Showing an important collection.



Films will be viewed by a panel of judges including Frank Maresca, Jeff Wolf, John Maizels, James Brett and Bruno Decharme.

Winning entries will be screened at the New York Outsider Art Fair 2019, featured in Raw Vision print magazine and films shown via Raw Vision website/Youtube channel.

Once you complete this form, you will receive notification of how to send the film to us.


  1. That Raw Vision can use the images from the film in their publications and press (in print & online) and that Raw Vision can choose to upload the film entry to its website and other social media platforms.
  2. You have obtained all permission and releases from all persons (or the parent/guardian of any young persons) appearing in the film entry and in any associated photo/still images.
  3. You have ensured you have the right to show the film to a public audience (i.e. secured all music and image rights / no outstanding copyright or licensing issues). If you do not have the permission to use the music/images in your film you cannot submit the film into the competition.
  4. Your personal data will not be shared to any third parties.
  5. If shortlisted your film will be shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, uploaded onto the Raw Vision Youtube channel and stored in the Raw Vision archive.
  6. The film will not be shown after the Outsider Art Fair without your permission.
  7. If your video is not shortlisted the video will be deleted or archived with your permission.
  8. In submitting your film and by signing this entry form you will have read and agreed to all the rules and regulations above and confirm that all the information in the form is true and accurate.
(the film must be between 2 and 5 minutes long)