The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Call for Entries
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This year, the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary, taking place from November 11th to 16th, 2003. The festival presents current documentary films and videos, the media art exhibition MONITORING, as well as the interfiction symposium. We invite all filmmakers, media people, and artists to submit their latest works and projects for the individual sections of the Festival program. Closing date for entries is August 15th, 2003.
DOCUMENTARIES AND VIDEOS
A major focus of the Fesival is current films and videos which explore their subject matters with documentary means. The video program of the Festival also focuses on the innovative use of digital media and video-specific tools. For this section, experimental and artistic video works may be submitted as well.
The exhibition MONITORING deals with the current room-related positioning of media art. During the Festival, it displays approximately 15 media installations and sculptures, which will be selected from the entries. The exhibition will be held in the Suedfluegel and other locations of the Kassel KulturBahnhof. The exhibition is a cooperative effort of the Festival, the »Kasseler Kunstverein« and the Kulturdezernat / documenta Archive of the City of Kassel.
At the festival, three awards will be presented, each endowed with EURO 2,500. The »Golden Key«, sponsored by the City of Kassel, is presented to the best documentary by a young director. The newspaper HNA recognises an outstanding production from the region of Northern Hesse with its »Golden Hercules« award. For the first time, the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thueringen presents an award for the best installation of the exhibition MONITORING. In addition, there is also an award for the innovative use of digital production and post-production tools. Artists working with digital media may apply for the project grant of the Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V. – Center for Art and Media Sachsen-Anhalt – providing technical support worth up to EURO 3,000.
This year\’s interfiction symposium (including lectures, presentations, and a workshop) is dedicated to »filesharer values – economies of exchange«. Artists, film and videomakers, researchers, writers and others interested in transdisciplinary exchange are invited to take part in the symposium and to present and discuss their ideas and projects dealing with utopias and realities of cultural production under net conditions. Call for contributions and further information: http://www.interfiction.net
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The entry form is available on our web-site: http://www.filmladen.de/dokfest
20. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest
November 11 – 16, 2003
Wieland Hoehne / Gerhard Wissner
phone: ++49.561.70764 21
fax: ++49.561.70764 41
c/o Filmladen Kassel e.V.