Call For Applications: Addis Video Art Festival

Posted: May, 30th 2015 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Call For Applications: Addis Video Art Festival 


Addis Video Art Festival is now accepting applications.

Addis Ababa is currently in the midst of massive transformation. It is expanding drastically, over a quarter of its current residents relocating to new neighborhoods. Old communities are disappearing and new ones are forming. Paralleling the current state of the city, Addis Video Art Festival seeks works that explore and interpret the complex idea of “new home” whether it be an external literal physical home, an internal psychological home or a cyber-home.

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 centers and art centers. 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.

Regulation and Guidelines

– Submission deadline August 01 2015

– Open call to national and international artists

– Free submission

– Theme: “New home”

– Single channel videos only

– Digital submission only

– Works must be made within the past 3 years

– If the work uses a language other than English, the videos must be subtitled in English

– Maximum duration 15 minutes

– Two works may be submitted per artist/ requiring a separate entry form per submission

– Preview links (to Vimeo, YouTube or a personal website) should be sent to with password if required

– Selected artist will be notified by Nov 1st at which point a screening copy will be requested

For ore information, please visit the website

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