EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Arts. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances and new digital formats, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented. At the festival an international jury will select the EMAF Award for a trend-setting work in Media Art, the arte creative Newcomer Award and the Dialog Award of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange.