[artinfo] Call for proposals 2007 / Ausschreibung 2007

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24th Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival 2007
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Deadline: August 1, 2007
Entry form is attached
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ANNOUNCEMENT
The 24th edition of the Kassel Documentary Film 
and Video Festival is going to take place from 
November 13 to 18, 2007. On six days the festival 
presents about 220 international documentary 
films as well as experimental and artistic works. 
Moreover, the media art exhibition MONITORING, 
the DokfestLounge with audiovisual performances 
and the interfiction symposium do top off the 
festival program. Having this profile the 
Kasseler Dokfest annually attracts both a 
regional audience as well as professionals of the 
film and media industry from Germany, Europe and the rest of the world.
We invite all artists, filmmakers, distributors, 
gallery owners, universities or institutions to 
submit latest works and projects to the different 
sections of the festival program. Deadline for entries is August 1, 2007.

DOCUMENTARYFILMVIDEOART
The documentary film traditionally makes up the 
heart of the festival. Thus, the festival puts 
its main emphasis on films and videos exploring 
their subject by documentary means. The festival 
is also interested in experimental and artistic 
works expressing an individual approach. There is 
no restriction in terms of the running time of submitted
works.

MONITORING
The exhibition MONITORING is devoted to 
contemporary space-oriented media art. 15 media 
installations and sculptures are selected among 
the entries and displayed at Kassel KulturBahnhof 
during the festival. The exhibition is organized 
in cooperation with the Kasseler Kunstverein and 
the documenta Archive of the City of Kassel.

AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE
The lounge of the festival presents a program of 
audiovisual performances and VJart. This section 
is calling for live visuals, audiovisual 
performance concepts, Live Cinema, sound 
performances and any kind of experiments, produced in analog or digital media.

INTERFICTION
This year’s interfiction symposium (with 
lectures, presentations and workshop-sessions) 
will focus on “PATCH_WORK: art, culture and 
knowledge production between commons and DRM”. 
Artists, video- and filmmakers, researchers, 
curators, writers, activists and others 
interested in transdisciplinary exchange on the 
related issues are invited to join the conference 
and to discuss their ideas and projects. Call for 
contributions and further information: www.interfiction.org

AWARDS
A selection of the presented films and art works 
of the festival program will be nominated for one 
of the four awards. The festival seeks to support 
the best documentary submitted by a young 
director. Therefore, the City of Kassel endows  
5,000 for the “Golden Key” award. The 
newsspaper HNA awards an outstanding production 
from the region of Northern Hesse with its 
“Golden Hercules”, worth  2,,500. This year, 
Micromata Objects GmbH, a Kassel located Software 
Company, supports the “Golden Cube” with  
2,500 in prize money, which is awarded to the 
best installation of the exhibition MONITORING. 
Moreover, the festival and the Werkleitz 
Gesellschaft present the project grant “A38”. 
The three-month artist-in-residence grant, worth 
€ 4,000 and additionally €â‚¬ 4,000 for allowance 
in kind, is funded by the Austauschfonds Ost-West 
of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

SPLICE IN
The 24th Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival 
presents the special program “/splice in/” 
curated by Elfe Brandenburger and Sandra 
Schäfer. Proceeding from the specific situation 
of film production in Afghanistan, “/splice 
in/” enquires into the representation of gender 
relations in current film productions, 
particularly the first films made by women, but 
also in historical films from the archive Afghan 
Film and brings them together with filmic and 
political methods from Iran, India, Pakistan and 
Europe. More information can be found at: www.mazefilm.de

We are looking forward to your entries and to an 
inspiring 24th edition of the Dokfest in Kassel!
Best regards,
the Dokfest-team

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24. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest 2007
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Deadline: 1. August 2007 



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