FAÇADE VIDEO FESTIVAL 2017
OPEN CALL

DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2017
GUIDELINES

Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the sixthly edition of Facade Video Festival that will be held in Plovdiv between 08 and 10 September 2017.

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 2014, 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 2016. The author of the best video will be awarded with funding for production of a new video art project, with the value of up to 1000 euro. The produced video art project will be shown at the Facade Video Festival in 2018.

NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS. Everyone who enters the festival can check the results uploaded on the festival’s website after 30 July 2017.

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

REQUIREMENTS

All submissions should include:

APPLICATION FORM. Fill in, print, sign and scan the form for each work, which you are submitting. Please, fill in the form on a 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, 1280x720px or HD. 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. Online submissions only.
All participation materials (video, signed application form, synopsis, short CV and 3 images) can be uploaded online. It is possible to use a service for big file transfer, such as www.wetransfer.com or similar platforms. The video must be sent on any of these formats: AVI, MPEG2, MPEG4 or MOV (PAL, H264 compression). Any other format will be rejected. Please do not send us links of videos, accessible through YouTube, or other online video streaming websites!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE. Entries must arrive at the Facade Video Festival email address until 30 May 2017. Submissions, which arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

ARCHIVE. Submitted works will be stored in the festival's archive and 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.

SEND YOUR VIDEO

BIOGRAPHY, BRIEF DESCRIPTION, 3 IMAGES AND ENTRY FORM TO: office@arttoday.org

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