DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2014

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fifth edition of Facade Video Festival that will be held in Plovdiv between 18 and 20 September 2014.

Facade Video Festival is an annual video art exhibition where videos are projected onto the walls of houses both in the Old town of Plovdiv and in the neighborhoods. Facade Video Festival aims to create an interface between viewers and artists, between visual arts and the city. There are no restrictions concerning the theme.

ELIGIBILITY. Any author can participate with max. 3 videos. Videos submitted must belong to the category of video art. They should have been finalized after 1 January 2011, come in as a single-channel version and be copyright controlled by the artist.

THE EVENT WILL BE JURIED. A jury will select 10 nominee videos to be presented in the official DVD of the Facade Video Festival 2014 and award the author of the best video with a one month residency in the Art Today lab during 2015 (to the total value of 1000 euro including travel costs, per diem and production costs) for creating a video art project which will be shown at the Facade Video Festival in 2015.

NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS. Everyone who enters the festival can check the results uploaded on the festival’s website after 30 June 2014.

DATE OF THE FESTIVAL. The festival is an annual event, taking place in September each year.


All submissions should include:

APPLICATION FORM. Fill in, print and sign the form for each work that you are submitting. Please, fill in the form by computer. If you fill it in by hand, please, write legibly in capital letters. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF ARTWORKS. The length of videos must not surpass 10 minutes. The quality of the videos must be good enough for a public screening. The required size is 720x576px or 1280x720px. Works submitted in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

In addition, we expect a short biography of the artist (50 to 100 words) as well as a brief description of the submitted video by e-mail to office@arttoday.org. Please attach 3 still images of the work with the same title as the video in JPG or TIF format.

SUBMISSION. Both regular mail submissions and online submissions are accepted.
1) If you send your works by regular post, your video can be DVD format along with the signed aplication form. Other documents (sinopsis, short CV and 3 images) you can send by e-mail.
2) All participation materials (video, signed aplication form, sinopsis, short CV and 3 images) can be uploaded online It is possible to use a service for big file transfer, like www.wetransfer.com or similar. The video must be sent in any of the formats: AVI, MPEG2, MPEG4 or MOV (PAL, H264 compression). Any other format will be rejected. Please do not send us links to videos hosted on YouTube, or similar websites!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE.Entries must arrive at the Facade Video Festival address until 30 May 2014. Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

SHIPPING. On the envelope of submissions from outside Bulgaria should be written: “No commercial value”. Facade Video Festival will not bear any customs dues or other duties for mislabeled or incorrectly shipped submissions. Facade Video Festival is not responsible for any loss or damage during the shipment. Submitted works will be stored in the festival's archive that will be accessible for the public. With his/her signature on the entry form the participant automatically agrees with the terms of the present call. It also certifies that the entrant is the legal owner of the work.



  • Facade Video Festival
  • Art Today Association
  • 36 Konstantin Stoilov Street
  • 4000 Plovdiv
  • Bulgaria

Façade is a project of Art Today Association - Center for Contemporary Art – Plovdiv, The Ancient Bath