[artinfo] Open call for participation- Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest

Adrien Török adrien.torok at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 19:59:16 CET 2009

Open Call for participation**

Media and video artists all around the world are invited to send video art
for the second editon of *crosstalk video art festival* that will be held in
Budapest on June 23 - 28, 2009.

*crosstalk** video art festival* is an annual video art exhibition, that
seeks to uprise people awareness for video as a form of art that is inserted
in their life more than it's noticed. *crosstalk video art festival* brings
to Budapest contemporary art scene a prospective: intertwines people thought
art and urban environment. Taking video art projections into the main square
of Budapest, *crosstalk video art festival *aims to create an interlock
network of viewers and artists in which new forms of embodiment emerges
throughout the experience of connecting art and the city.  More about *
crosstalk video art festival, *go to:* *www.crosstalk.hu

There are no entry fees!

*Submission Deadline: March 22, 2009 ***


*crosstalk** video art festival *is looking for video art that foresees new
perspectives, criticism or  analyis of the subject of matter. The theme is

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Artist:  from any age, gender, nationality, religion can submit ut to 3

Films and videos submitted must:

- belong to the category of video art ,

- have been completed on or after January 1, 2006,

- be in a single channel,

- be copyright controlled by the artist.


All submissions should include:

1-      *Entry form*. Fill up, print and sign the form for each work that
you are submitting.

2-      *Artwork*. videos should be submitted on DVD video (pal) format or
video file ("avi", "mpeg" or "quicktime", with a maximum file size of 1,5
Gb) and the time duration of the work should not exceed 15 minutes.The DVD
should be clearly label on the spine with title, year, running time and
director name. Works submitted in languages other than English must be

3-      *Data CD. *The data cd sould contain:

3.1 - A  short biography of the artist (between 50 and 100 words),

3.2 - A short description of the work that you  are submitting, including a
list of previous screenings,

3.3 – Two still images of the work in jpg.


Entries must arrive at *crosstalk** video art festival*  address until *March
22, 2009 - 00:00h. *

*crosstalk** video art festival *does not take responsability of shipment
delais. Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.


Submissions from outside Hungary should be written on the envelop: *"DVD for
festival. Cultural use only. No commercial value." *

*crosstalk** video art festival* will not pay customs charges or duties for
any mislabeled or incorrectly shipped submissions. Do not send submission
materials in fibre-filled envelopes; the dust damages media and playback

*crosstalk** video art festival* is not responsible for loss or damage
during shipment.

Submited works won't be returned, instead after the Festival, they will be

The entrant's signature on the entry form automatically agree with the terms
of the present call.

It also certifies that the entrant is the legal owner of the work, and that
any copyrighted

materials included in the work have been legally cleared for use.


We are interested in screening videos in the category: video art.

We look for the inspired and the critical, the confounding and the
revelatory, the scurrilous and the eccentric.

This is non-profit Festival and unfortunately we got a very small budget so
we can only show your video/videos on the singel screen. We can't offer
artistic fees, accomondation or travel expenses.

The Festival will have a catalogue available on the Festival web-site too:



Student videos completed after January 1, 2006 and no more than 15 minutes
in length are eligible for entry into our annual Student program. For the
artwork requirements scroll abowe.


Adrien Török

Crosstalk Video Art Festival

1052 Budapest, Hungary

Galamb u. 6.

Tel. +36 30 4630337

adrien.torok at gmail.com

crosstalkvideo at gmail.com <submission at crosstalk.hu>


Please get in touch if you have any questions.


*Entry Form*

*Deadline: all material must arrive by **March 22, 2009***

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ORIGINAL TITLE (if other than above)




CITY                                         COUNTRY






SOUND (optical sound only): ___ Mono ___ Stereo ___ Silent ___ Dolby type



ENGLISH SUBTITLES___ yes ___ no                    HUNGARIAN SUBTITLES___
yes ___ no


YEAR COMPLETED                                           LENGTH (minutes)


Your signature above constitutes acceptance of all rules and regulations of
the *crosstalk Video Art Festival*. By signing this form you allow *
crosstalk Video Art Festival* use of submitted work on publicity materials
for promotional purposes (press kits, posters, website, etc.). Programmed
works may be excerpted to a maximum of 2 minutes for television or other
promotional purposes.

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