Videomedeja 2008 – deadline 1 October 2008

12 international video festival v i d e o m e d e j a
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december 12 – 14 2008 | studio m, novi sad -> serbia
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Deadline: 1 October 2008

Like previous years we are looking for new video art works and short films, media installations, live audiovisual performances, network based projects… In addition, we are very glad to receive proposals from curators and producers/distributors for the non-competitive special screenings. Entry forms are online and it is not necessary to create user account in order to submit entries but we suggest to do so and log in prior submitting. This way you will be able to edit your own submissions and get partly prefilled entries with values from your user account.

entry forms and criteria for submission: www.videomedeja.org/entry


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categories:
video | film
media installations | network | live projects
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awards:
Sphinx award – for the best video
Bogdanka Poznanovic award – for the best media installation, network or live project
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subject: POP Video
What is a popular video today?
The title is so abundant in associations that it can direct one’s thoughts to at least two directions at the same time: one is the music video production, video clips of famous performers; the other is the artistic direction whose most prominent representative is certainly Andy Warhol. However, the cruel non-artistic reality responds to the technological revolution differently from the way the artists such as Nam June Palk or Warhol would. Dominant aspects of popular video today are still the long lasting phenomena categorized as kitsch and pulp. Yet, over time a new hypertrophied tide wave of human transgression has emerged, imposing the urge that it need be recorded at any cost. We have seen numerous sensations, wars, death, and bizarre events, causing in audience unquenchable thirst, which by an extension has led to the continuation of the search for new sources. In order to obtain them, it is no longer sufficient to wait patiently for thy neighbor to fall, but the event needs to be provoked and made real, as opposed to its being accidental or performed. If the concept of recorded bizarreness was realized as a simulacrum, we would be dealing with amateur video, which unfortunately is not the case. Criminal subjects – independent video makers – are not alienated strangers whose deviations come as a result of their not having been loved or having been abused in childhood. Quite the opposite, in accord with general circumstances (and by this I mean primarily the responsibility of the sensationalism-hungry media), a common passer-by with a camera in his cell phone, regardless of the resolution, turns into an urban headhunter or a hunter for the trophies alike… read more here: videomedeja.org/text/pop-video
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<< Upload your flash video | Edit your existing content >>

We are very pleased to present a new version of our website which now contains directory of works presented at our festival as well as artists and curators who participated in the past years. So far, database contains materials from 2004 to 2007 and is supposed to be updated regularly, both with materials from our first days in 1996 and with materials about programmes and events which are about to come…
Browsing the directory you can find:
1.) Author nodes (Holds short biographies, link to personal web page and in rare cases artist portrait image)
2.) Work nodes (Holds work description, format, short author’s bio and video still or screenshot. Each work node is supposed to have accompanying image – thumb + original link). Both, author and work nodes are grouped in appropriate categories and so tagged on the bottom of node (text). These links are always available and first way of browsing through directory. This directory is quite modular and you can search it by many ways. find out more here: videomedeja.org/en/text/directory-works-and-artists

In addition, there is a video field for authors who wish to upload their preview in flash video format. Since we do not have permissions for publishing videos we are looking forward to your possible respondings and will appreciate it much. If you are author who participated in our programme now you can upload your video to be shown to visitors within our directory listings or our admins can do that if you give your permission. Thumbnail image will than link to new window containing your flash video file.
Download handy how-to video tutorial: videomedeja.org/files/upload_video_tutorial.mov [63MB]
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For further info please have a look here:
videomedeja.org/en/announcement/upload-your-video-edit-your-content

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videomedeja info:
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videomedeja festival is stricly dedicated to art, completely independent and non-profit annual event.
The first festival was held in 1996. So far, 11 festivals have been realized, more than 3000 works made by artists all over the world were submitted for the programme. Renowned artists, prominent critics, theoreticians, producers, distributors and journalists from all over the world took part in the festival programme.

Festival focuses on narrative or abstract art projects which combine image and sound, communications and networks, from video art works, documentaries and short films, digital animations, media installations, url and network projects, objects, interactive and robotized objects, open source applications, audiovisual performances, mobile technologies, electronic music, advanced technologies in art practice…

Permanently obeying copyrights and being strictly determined for professional approach, videomedeja is well known festival on the international scene.