art +
film +
vienna



A FESTIVAL FOR EXPERIMENTS IN MOVING PICTURES
FIRST EDITION | 8 - 11 MAY 2024





   

FESTIVAL


+ MOVING IMAGES ON AND BEYOND THE SCREEN
+ LIVE-ELEMENTS, INSTALLATIONS, INTERVENTIONS
+ SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE CITY
+ DISCOURSE & & NETWORKING SESSIONS
a+f+v presents experiments in moving images on and beyond the cinema screen. The media and spatial boundaries of the screen or cinema hall are constantly being explored anew, going beyond conventional screenings in hybrid screening formats with live elements, installation screenings, interventions in public spaces and many other work-specific presentation formats.

The Breitenseer Lichtspiele, founded in 1905, presenting film ever since without interruption are a consistent part of Vienna's cinema culture. The cinema forms the festival’s centre from where screenings, performances, concerts and many other work-specific formats spread throughout the city. Submitters are asked to describe performative formats with special requirements for projection/presentation (spatial/installation, live elements, specific technical equipment) as comprehensibly as possible in order to be taken into account in the selection and programming process.

The artistic programme is framed by discourse formats and networking sessions; in the first edition of the festival there will be a special focus on cross-industry dialogue between visual arts/media art, music and film.

The programme will be published in April 2024. To stay up to date to a+f+v’s activities feel welcome to subscribe to our newsletter.


FESTIVAL  LOCATION



+ Breitenseer Lichtspiele

AWARDS


Experimental Media | Be it the experimental use of analogue material, specific digital production processes or generative image processes or screenings with live elements, in combination with performance or in specific installation contexts - the Experimental Media award category sheds light on the exceptional interplay of media solutions and artistic concepts.

Image | Image production is at the core of all filmmaking. The Image category underlines the cinematic aspects of the festival. Here films shine through their overall visual impression, through characteristic imagery, through specific forms of image production, through visually immersive presentation concepts, through the afterimage that remains on the viewer's retina, fascinating or disturbing.

Sound | Composition, sound design, media hybrids in which the sound layer plays an extraordinary role - the Sound category honors the interaction of eye and ear in the reception of moving images.

Narration | Some moving image experiments may have a procedural or abstract character, but in the narrative category the focus lies on films with experimental forms of narration. Here as well, works can be presented either specific to the screen or independent of it.
+ Experimental Media
+ Image
+ Sound
+ Narration


CALL FOR ENTRIES


+ DATES
+ PROCEDURE
Earlybird Deadline | 31 December 2023
Regular Deadline | 15 February 2023
Late Deadline | 7 March 2024
Notification Date | 31 March 2024
Festival | 8-11 May 2024

Films and concepts for media hybrid works can be submitted via Film Freeway. Please provide additional information on your work, if it requires to be presented in an installation, if it has performative aspects, and/or if it has other specific technical requirements regarding the presentation.

We are excited to stay in contact with you. Nevertheless please consider that submissions are only accepted via Film Freeway. Filmmakers and artists living in a country currently excluded from SWIFT: Please send us a short e-mail explaining your situation and we will be happy to provide you with a fee waiver.