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Call for Video Artists: Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Media and artists from all over the world are invited to send videos for the fourthly edition of Facade Festival that will be held in between 11 and 15 September 2013. Facade Festival is an annual art exhibition where videos are projected onto the walls of houses both in the old town of Plovdiv and in the neighborhoods. Facade Festival aims to create an interface between viewers and artists, between visual arts and the city. There are no restrictions concerning the theme. DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2013

 

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 2010, come in as a single-channel version and be copyright controlled by the artist.

THE EVENT WILL BE JURIED. A jury will award the best video with a one-month-residency during 2014 (including travel costs, 1000 Euro – allowance) in the Art Today lab for creating a site specific video art project which will be shown at the Facade Video Festival in 2014.

NOTIFICATION OF JURY RESULTS. Everyone who enters the festival can check the results uploaded on the festival’s website after 30 June 2013.

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

REQUIREMENTS

All submissions should include:

ENTRY FORM. Fill in, print and sign the form for each work that you are submitting. DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM

ARTWORK. Videos should be submitted on DVD video (pal); any other format will be rejected. The length of videos must not surpass 15 minutes. The quality of the videos must be good enough for a public screening, a size of 720x576px is recommended. 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 office@arttoday.org. Please attach 3 still images of the work in jpg with a resolution of not less than 800x600px.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE. Entries must arrive at the Facade Video Festival address until 30 April 2013 . Facade Video Festival does not take responsibility of shipment delays. Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

SHIPPING. On the envelope of submissions from outside 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 won’t be returned and will be stored in the festival’s archive that will be accessible for the public. The participant’s signature on the entry form 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 ON DVD FORMAT AND ENTRY FORM TO:

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

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.facade.arttoday.org/en/2012

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