[artinfo] Open call - crosstalk video art festival, Budapest 2010

Adrien Török adrien.torok at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 17:18:51 CET 2010

*Open Call*

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Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their
works for Issue 3 of

*crosstalk **video art festival *that will be held between *1 – 6 June 2010in
**Merlin* (1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy utca 4. http://www.merlinbudapest.org/).

*crosstalk **video art festival *is an annual video art exhibition, which
seeks to rise the awareness

of people for video as an artform. *crosstalk video art festival *brings the
newest trends of

media art to Budapest and connects urban environment with contemporary art.

projection of the video pieces is going to take place at the main square of
Budapest which

makes easier for everyone (people who would just come in from the street and
for people

from the artworld too) to get involved in the festival. To get more
information about *crosstalk*

*video art festival *go to: www.crosstalk.hu

There are no entry fees!

*Submission Deadline: 26 February 2010.*

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*crosstalk **video art festival *is looking for video pieces that are
critical, analytical or showing

their subject from new perspectives. There is no criteria as to the
subject/theme of the works.


Artist from any age, gender, nationality, religion can submit works up to 3

Films and videos submitted must:

- belong to the category of video art ,

- have been completed on or after 1 January 2007,

- be single channel works

- be copyright controlled by the artist.


All submissions are to include:

1- *Entry form*. An entry form must be printed, filled out and signed for
each work that you

are submitting ( you can download it from the web page)

2- *Artwork*. Video pieces must be submitted in video file format „AVI”
(with a maximum

size of 1,5 Gb) written on a DVD.

The runtime of the work must not exceed 15 minutes. All DVD should be

labelled showing the title of the work, the year of production, running time
and the

director’s name. Works submitted in languages other than English must be

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

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

3.2 - A short description of the submitted work, including a list of
previous screenings,

3.3 – Two still images of the work in jpg format.


Entries must arrive at *crosstalk video art festival*’s address by *00:00 on
26 February 2010.*

*crosstalk **video art festival *does not take responsibility of shipment
delays. Submissions that

arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

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In case of submissions from outside of Hungary the following is to 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 mislabelled or

incorrectly shipped submissions. Do not send submission materials in
fibre-filled envelopes as

the dust coming from the fibre damages media and playback equipment.

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

Submitted works won’t be returned, they will be destroyed after the

By signing the entry form entrants automatically agree with the terms of the
present call.

The signed forms also certify that the entrant is the legal owner of the
work, and that any

copyrighted materials included in the work have been legally cleared for


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 a non-profit Festival with a very small budget so unfortunately we
can only show your

video piece(s) on a single screen. We can't offer artistic fees,
accomodation or travel


The Festival will have a catalogue available on the Festival’s website:


Student videos completed after 1 January 2007 with runtime no more than 15
minutes are

eligible for entry into our annual S (Student) category. For requirements on
the artwork for

submission please scroll up.


Adrien Török

Crosstalk Video Art Festival

1052 Budapest, Hungary

Galamb u. 6.

Tel. +36 30 4630337

crosstalkvideo at gmail.com

adrien.torok at gmail.com


You can also use *filesharing */ *large file deliveries *like:

*www.yousendit.com *to *crosstalkvideo at gmail.com*

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

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