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  • Durham, North Carolina.
  • Founded in 1979, Ars Electronica spotlighted the emerging digital revolution. The Festival has developed into one of the worlds foremost media art festivals and has provided an annual setting for artistic and scientific encounters with social and cultural phenomena that are the upshot of technological change.
  • Founded in 1978, AAIFF is proudly known as 'The First Home to Asian American Cinema.' It was the nation's first festival dedicated to screening works by media artists of Asian descent and continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video.
  • Lewiston, Maine.
  • CUFF presents alternative, underground, independent and experimental films.
  • Since its inception in 1995 as a tiny student showcase, the festival has grown rapidly, mutating with each new edition. Our competition program is a forum, an ongoing argument, a free zone for celebrating and exchanging stories, for collaborations and for exposing audiences to brave and radical forays in cinema.
  • An online international short film festival connecting creators and viewers all around the world. See Application Guide link at the bottom of the screen.
  • Crossover Australia brings together accomplished Australian artists, filmmakers, game developers, web designers and screenwriters, for five days. The goal is to develop ideas for projects that combine the storytelling skills of independent filmmaking with new kinds of interactivity made possible by emerging technology.
  • London.
  • Vancouver.
  • Darklight is Ireland's premier festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. Our mission is to nurture new talent and to create new possibilities for the imagination.
  • Founded in 1993, the 2009 edition of the Festival of Regions will be oriented toward the southern edge of the city of Linz, along the Traun River, with a focus on the satellite town of Auwiesen and the residential complexes of solarCity.
  • Founded in 1976, this annual exhibition of contemporary art is the premier exhibition of its kind in Ireland. Curated each year by a different curator of international standing, e v+ a presents the work of Irish and international contemporary artists in a range of venues and settings, formal and alternative, throughout the city of Limerick.
  • ECFF is a network of 250 audio-visual festivals with strong roots in the regions of Europe. Member festivals are dynamic, cultural events which have made a commitment to promote the diversity of the European moving image.
  • Representing "an organization of more than 93 quality festivals in 31 European countries..." includes "a detailed list of thousands of events and performances".
  • Founded in 2008, the festival is dedicated to international contemporary art and its protagonists.
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  • An online entertainment destination dedicated to showcasing film festivals around the world and fostering new film and filmmaking talent. See "Call for Entries" link under each listing.
  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center produces The New York Film Festival (NYFF), New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) and Scanners: New York Video Festival. Entry into our festivals is open to all filmmakers. You are encouraged to submit to any festival for which you feel your work is appropriate. All lengths and all genres are considered for our festivals.
  • This listing contains over 400 film festivals, markets, expositions, and communications industry conventions.
  • Organized by Takashi Murakami in 2007, the Festival is where artists from all over the world come together to exhibit their works. There is no particular screening of applicants. Any artist who is willing to create and present an original art work can take part in GEISAI.
  • 2008 marks the first year of the festival in its new biennial format hosting exhibitions, seminars, artists talks and other events specifically designed for the biennial.
  • The history of the festival dates back to the 1980s and the members of the Photographic Society in Finland who organized nine events every three to four years. Since 2000 the event has been known as Helsinki Photography Festival, and is organized by the Union of Artist Photographers in Finland. The Union also organizes the Triennial of Finnish Photography, and the annual Art Fair Suomi.
  • A comprehesive listing of festivals and events around the world.
  • Austria.
  • Lee, Massachusetts.
  • Founded in 2000, the festival puts the emphasis on site-specific and commissioned work by local and international artists.
  • Organized in 2008 by Nam June Paik Art Center, the Festival celebrates video art produced by international artists.
  • A collaboration of artists, producers, distributors, consumers, and press in an attempt to lend exposure to new gifted artists. List of current years winner's only.
  • The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival was founded in 1993. NYIIFVF has been recognized by the film and entertainment industry as one of the leading film events on the independent festival circuit. The festival hosts film, music and art events in the two entertainment capitals of the United States: New York and Los Angeles.
  • Founded in 1998, the festival is one of the largest international forums for photography, attracting more than six hundred thousand people to see photography projects, videos and installations by the most important national and international photographers and visual artists.
  • The Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats.
  • In addition to independent and experimental film, video, installation, performance and new media IF also presents MOMENTUM a cross-disciplinary symposium featuring international media artists, cultural workers and theorists interacting on key themes that have emerged from the festival.
  • IFFBoston shows films that people might not get a chance to see anywhere else, films that are both innovative and crowd-pleasing. It offers the chance to meet the filmmakers at post-screening parties, and to ask them questions both after the films and at festival panels.
  • Over the past seven years, it has taken its place at the forefront of the international short film festival circuit, with free daily screenings of all short-listed films in bars, cafes and cinemas throughout the West End, concentrating on Soho, the centre of the UKs filmmaking and creative industries, sell-out film seminars and a star-studded awards night. The event is totally non-profit making - there are no entry fees and attendance at screenings and seminars is also free.
  • Founded in 2006, the festival is an international contemporary art project, which strives to combine the creative energy of the cultural scene in Central and Eastern Europe with emerging talents and trends from around the world.
  • An annual nonprofit, non-competitive film and music festival showcasing the freshest, most innovative artists from around the world. A cinematic grab bag of first-time filmmakers, student directors, professional lensers, and big name auteurs.
  • Founded in Bonn in 1984, Videonale is the organizer of one of the oldest video festivals in the world. Since then the festival has grown steadily, and has developed in this field into a leading institution for current video art. Since 2004, Videonale has been using the premises of the Kunstmuseum Bonn, making a meaningful complement to the video pioneers from the bequest of Ingrid Oppenheim, who as an art collector and patron of the arts laid the ideal foundations of today's VIDEONALE in the late 1970s.
  • WWVF is an international media art festival. Founded in the early 1980s, it is one of the pioneering events in a now internationally respected field of visual art.