FAÇADE VIDEO FESTIVAL 2020
OPEN CALL


Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the sixth edition of the Facade Video Festival, which will be held in Plovdiv between 25 and 27 September 2020.

Facade Video Festival is an annual video art exhibition, where videos are projected onto the walls of houses in the Old town of Plovdiv. 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 of your project.

ELIGIBILITY. An individual author can participate with max. of 3 videos. The submitted videos must belong to the category of video art. They should have been finalized after 1 January 2017, come in as a single-channel version and be copyright controlled by the artist.

THE EVENT WILL BE JURIED. A jury will choose the 10 nominees, whose videos to be included in the official DVD of the 2020 Facade Video Festival, and select the author of the best video, who is going get the award of 1000 euro. The winning video artist is also to be part of the jury of the Facade Video Festival in 2021.

NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS.  Everyone who enters the festival can check the results uploaded on the festival’s website after 30 July 2020.

DATE OF THE FESTIVAL. The festival is an annual event, taking place every September.

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 by 23:59 (SET) on 30 April 2020. 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.

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