International Experimental film & Video Festival Zürich
26 May - 3 June 2012
Entry Deadline 30 Jan. 2012
VIDEOEX invites you to submit your work for the international & Swiss competition. The festival will present an international competition and a wide range of thematic programs. Cooperations with other exhibition sites in Zurich are planned.
We are looking for experimental films (35mm / 16mm / 8mm), videos (experimental,videoart, essay,....), innovative animations, experimental digital & graphic productions (to be screened), experimental documentaries & innovative music videos. No entry fee.
Urban Research 2012: Open call for film and video works!
Online Entry Deadline January 1st, 2012
The program Urban Research, curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge 2012, reaches beyond the genre "city films". Contemporary artists are engaged in local politics, they are concerned with specific urban problems and developments, and they are directly interacting with the public with performances and public interventions. Due to rapid changes of urban environment, place is no more a reliable urban structure connected with consistency and collective memory. Place must be reinvented and newly defined over and over, and this does not only apply for spaces of temporary use. Public space in the sense of social interchange and interaction - as well as just a space free to use - is not a given opportunity any more, which can be taken for granted. International artists address these themes and issues with a variety of forms, experimental, documentary, abstract, and narrative; they intervene directly or they show there visions of public space, and a new urban landscape. For the festival presentation all screening media (besides 35mm projection) and art-related projects are welcome.
Urban Research 2012 will be first presented at Directors Lounge 9-19 February 2012. The program has also been presented internationally in screenings in London, Mannheim, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, Senigallia, St. Petersburg and Berlin.
The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge
Call for entries 2012
We invite all video artists and filmmakers to submit their works for next year's Berlin International Directors Lounge.
The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the annual festival for contemporary media and film alongside the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, will take place from 9 -19th of February, 2012 at the Naherholung Sternchen in Berlin-Mitte. Again we will screen a huge selection of films from all parts of the world and of any genre (video art, experimental video, animation, short movie, etc.), covering a wide range of artistic positions in the new media. Details will be revealed over time on our website, stay tuned for a fine collection of cinematic tidbits.
Now it´s your turn to submit your film for The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge. We welcome single works, compilations, concepts, lectures, any kind of input.
Deadline: 1st Jamuary 2012
Michal Brzezinski: Fake Art
10 November – 11 December 2011
Opening: November 10, 2011 , 18h (2nd floor)
BWA SOKÓL Gallery of Contemporary Art in Nowy Sacz
33-300 Nowy Sacz, ul. Kosciuszki 34, Poland
Michal Brzezinski is an artist faithful to the medium of video, who has been striving for a decade to restore the art of video to the position of experimental art and who has negated attempts at adapting and appropriating it to the role imposed by the context of the traditional visual arts. He attempts to discover new elements both in the montage and in visual aesthetics of this medium. The present exhibition constitutes another breakthrough in his creative output which has generated many a controversy so far. Since these controversies are not political but aesthetic in nature, his works are a far cry from scandal-seeking and populism. However, in the artistic context, this show is truly ‘volcanic’ and, following subsequent eruptions of Brzezinski’s ideas, the intellectual landscape is swept off the surface and the defining of a new aesthetic space commences.
Digital video works 2003 - 2010
Thursday, 27 Oct. 2011, 21 h
Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
These works travel near and far, across physical and virtual space using material collected en route. Steven Ball's video work is radically contemporary in its appearance. He generally uses his own camera footage, his own voice as text, and with it a different layer of discursive material. His audio-visual material appears to be straight, clear and sharp, but the themes the artist is concerned with are less easy to encompass. In very short it may possibly be described as an interest in landscape and the politics of its reproduction.
It may not be immediately obvious that Steven Ball's work has been much influenced by his experiences in Australia. He lived in Melbourne for 12 years from 1988 to 2000, where he was a very active member of the local art and super-8 film scene. Upon returning to live in London, he made another decisive move to the then "new medium" of digital video. Another idea he brought in his luggage was the intellectual debate around native Australian thinking and the respect for traditional beliefs and myths. Ball's critical reflection on the seemingly unquestionable "truths" of the Western world may be related to this discussion.
In the presence of artists and filmmakers from all over the world, this rare event will propose an international programme of film, video, multimedia. It includes 26 screenings, a looped video program, a cycle of debates and panel discussions.
This year's programme has been selected from 6000 submissions as well as by invitations made to some artists and filmmakers. It is the result of an elaborate international search for works: 150 works from Germany, France, Spain and 40 other countries, gathering internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time.
Detailed programme: http://art-action.org
El segundo lanzamiento de Antennae Collection consistirá en una recopilación en blu-ray de las películas de Claudio Caldini.
IN OUT Festival 2011
October 22-23 2011
This year’s edition of the IN OUT Festival has introduced several changes to the rules of submissions and awards. We encourage you to read the rules and the application form very carefully. The first change is about presentation of the videos in two sections during the Festival. The first section will be for those videos which used to be the only subject of the previous editions, which is videos exploring medium aesthetics and referring to the video and film concept as “photography enhanced” by the time dimension. The second section will be devoted to “visual narrations”, which doesn’t mean giving space to action movies or feature films. This new part of the festival wants to show works of artists who build wider and more complex forms of artistic expression based on the video-identity idea. The videos are then supposed to provide a powerful statement on issues that are fundamental for culture: “who I am, where I come from, where I am and where I am going to”. We hope that the statements will be formulated in a language of plain images and not abstract verbal notions. We also hope that the participating artists will choose to show works which put together the environment of contemporary media with the environment of their own domestic scene and also with their individual internal experience shown with forms referring to a structural movie. If a video is an internal screen for the imagination, then the pictures produced by a medium which has been purposefully and creatively damaged will give images of a pure structure of a video, and thus will be a metaphor of pure perceptual structure which will introduce their value by neighbouring with the world of various media experience.
Curator of the Festival: Michał Brzeizński
We are now accepting submissions for KLEX 2011. Entry is Free! Submissions should be on PAL or NTSC DV Tape or DVD. (It doesn't matter what their original format was, but we need to get them in those formats) Unfortunately submissions cannot be returned regardless of whether you are accepted to show in the fest.
To meet the deadline, submissions should be postmarked on or before 25 June 2011.
For the entry form, more info about submitting, and other general info about KLEX visit the website: http://www.klexfilmfest.com
We are also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/klexfilmfest
5–12 August 2011, Varna, Bulgaria
Open call for video submissions
The 4th edition of the Videoholica International Video Art Festival is open for 2011 video art entries for this year’s festival.
Videoholica 2011 will take place within the period 5 – 12 August 2011 in Varna, Bulgaria.
The events held during Videoholica 2011 will include a series of evening video art projections in outdoor public spaces in Varna, such as the inner yard of the Varna Archaeology Museum, the back yard of the Varna Puppet Theatre, the Rakovina Open-Air Stage in the Varna Sea Garden and other. In parallel with the video art screenings of Videoholica 2011, exhibitions, discussions, and workshops concerning video and contemporary art topics led by established local and international art professionals followed by a reception with honored video artists will take place in gallery and museum spaces in Varna.