Addis Video Art Festival intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centres and art centres. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture.
The 3rd Addis Video Art Festival under the theme "MUTUAL PERIPHERY" from December 26, 2019, to January 1st 2020.
The border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has reopened after 20 years of shutdown following a war with more than 80000 fatalities. These sister countries were once a unified nation, sharing history, culture and language, the only two countries in the world to follow the thirteen month Julian calendar.
In response to this historic moment, the festival presents video shorts that examine ideas and interpretations of 'Mutual Periphery'.
Here are the successful Selections
FOREVER BRO, 7'34", 2017. ALEXANDER ISAENKO . UKRAINE
TRANSITIONS, 12'48", 2017 . AURÈLE FERRIER . SWITZERLAND
THE FABRIC OF THE WORLD, 10', 2018 . CRISTINA PICCHI . ITALY
MY FATHER'S GHOST, 15', 2017 . ERICK MSUMANJE . HAITI/TANZANIA
BOUNCER34, 4'25", 2018/9 . FRIEDERIKE GOEBBELS . GERMANY
THE CALL, 15', 2019 . HELINA METAFERIA . ETHIOPIA/ U.S.A.
MELTING JEWELS, 5'32", 2016 . KIBROM GEBREMEDHIN . ETHIOPIA
THE PROCESSION, 10'19", 2019 . LUCAS GALLO . CUBA / ARGENTINA
OUR VOICES, 14'27", 2018 . MAXIME JEAN-BAPTISTE . FRANCE
INTIMATE IMMENSITY, 9'20", 2018 . MAURO MOVIA . ARGENTINA
WE LOVE ME, 13'20", 2017 . NAWEEN NOPPAKUN . THAILAND
OUR GREAT DAY 1967, 2'53", 2018 . ROGER HORN . SOUTH AFRICA
THE WIND SLEEPS STANDING UP, 12'16", 2016 . SHARLENE BAMBOAT . CANADA
MAWLID, MOTHER, PERSIMMONS, 15', 2019 . SOOJIN CHANG . SOUTH KOREA/ U.K.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK DIARY, 4'47", 2018. TEWODROS KIFLE SHEWAMOLTOT. ETHIOPIA
FORM AND ABANDON, 15', 2018. PAVLE AND ANUK JOVOVI? SERBIA/ SWITZERLAND
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