Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

VAFA – Video Art for All International 2011

VAFA – Video Art for All
International Video Art Open Call Festival 2011


Regulations

1. Requirement of the entry:
1.1 Submitted videos must have been completed after January 2009.
1.2 Running time must not exceed 15 minutes.
1.3 Non-English spoken videos should have English subtitles.

2. Submission of the entry form and Delivery of the entry:
2.1 Entry form can be submitted via e-mail.
2.2 Each submission should have one entry form.
2.3 Videos can be submitted online with the entry form or can be sent by post on a DVD with a printed version of the entry form.
2.4 If you choose to submit a DVD, please label it with title, author’s name, running time and aspect ratio.
2.5 If you choose to submit online, only AVI, MOV or MPEG files via free upload service such as www.sendspace.com, www.megaupload.com, www.megashare.com, www.dropbox.com or www.pando.com would be accepted.
2.6 Videos without application form will not be accepted for the competition.
2.7 All deliveries from international participants must be marked:
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY.
2.8 The selected entry will be asked to send a mini-DV tape or a DVD.
2.9 Shipping expenses are to be assumed by the applicant.

3. Mailing address:
All required materials should be delivered to one of the following:
By email: vafa.videoartforall@gmail.com
By post:
VAFA - Video Art For All
Rua Francisco Xavier Pereira 45-59, 3 Floor
Ed. Lun Hing Knitting Factory
Macau
706 North First Street,No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing

4. Submission deadline:
The submission deadline is 31st August, 2011

5. Exhibition date and venue:
Exhibition will run from 30th November to 30th December, 2011 at Casa Garden – Fundação Oriente Macau.

6. Jury:
6.1 All submissions will be selected by the invited juries composed by Video artists from Macau, China and Hong Kong.
6.2 Selected artists will be informed by email of the results around two weeks before the exhibition opening.
6.3 Jury’s decisions are final and no appeal will be accepted.

7. Awards:
7.1 The best video will be awarded with US$ 1000. The awarded artist will be invited to present the work at the exhibition opening.

8. Criteria:
Video Art is today recognized as an autonomous art form therefore we have no fixed criteria concerning work theme or form as long as it can be understood as contemporary art. The only works that the selection committee will not consider are ones containing any kind of offensive or aggressive message/content.

9. Numbers of the entry:
Max 3 videos can be submitted.

10. Others:
10.1 The Festival entry is free.
10.2 Copies will not be returned, but will be kept in the organizer’s archive.
10.3 Selected works will be used in research work and non-commercial screenings related to the event.
10.4 Applicant should accept that an insert from his video, 30 seconds long at most, can be presented for Festival promotion purposes.
Applicant is responsible should hold all the copyright. The signing of the form is a guarantee of the originality of the work. Any breach on legal terms and the applicant will be disqualified.
10.6 The organizer reserves the right to interpret or amend the regulations and details of the Festival.


Form
(copy and paste to microsoft word document)

VAFA – Video Art for All
International Open Call Festival 2010

  Entry's information:                                   (Please write in Capitals)
  Original title: ______________________________________________________________
  Title in English: _____________________________________________________________
  Director/Author: ___________________________________________________________
  Country of production: ______________________    Duration: ____________________
  Year of production: ___________________    Format: _____________________
  Actors: ___________________________________________________________________
  Music: ____________________________________________________________________
  Other: ____________________________________________________________________
  E-mail: ____________________________________________________________________
  Contact number: ____________________________________________________________

Applicants should also submit the following information and materials:
  • Synopsis (Max 300 words/submission, English only in plain text, RTF (Rich Text Formal) or Word .doc as attachment)
  • Biography (Max 300 words/submission, English only in plain text, RTF (Rich Text Formal) or Word .doc as attachment)
  • 2 screenshots for each submitted work (jpg, 800x600 px)

If you choose to send by post have this info on a separate CD.


I declare that the information submitted in my application is complete and truthful, and I shall abide by all rules and regulations of the Competition.                          
                                                             


Signature:



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

VAFA 2010 Exhibition

 
STEFAN RIEBEL – 60 – Germany

ANDERS WEBERG - I'm a Father and my Father is a Father – Sweden

 ANE LAN – Woman Of The World – Norway

 
TOMOYUKI YAGO – One Two Three – Five – Japan

 
PENG YUN – Texture 1 – Macau 

 
GIANFRANCO FOSHINO – Barbie – Chile


Saturday, October 30, 2010

VAFA 2010 EXHIBITION


List of Artists and Works

ANDERS WEBERG - I'm a Father and my Father is a Father – Sweden
ANE LAN – Woman Of The World – Norway
GIANFRANCO FOSHINO – Barbie – Chile
HERNANI GIL – The Internationale – Portugal
MARTE KIESSLING – Soliloquy – Germany
PENG YUN – Texture 1 – Macau
ROBERT CAHEN  & JOHN BORST – Red Memory – France
STEFAN RIEBEL – 60 – Germany
TOBIAS ROSENBERGER – Large Scale – Germany
TOMOYUKI YAGO – One Two Three – Five – Japan

VAFA 2010 FESTIVAL PROGRAM


NOVEMBER
Friday 12 - 6.30pm – EXHIBITION OPENING & AWARD CEREMONY

SCREENINGS
Friday 12 - 8.00pm – THE OTHER 12 – ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
Saturday - 13 6.30pm – REALITY SHOW
Monday 15 - 6.30pm – MOVEMENT VS NON MOVEMENT
Tuesday 16 - 6.30pm - NU DADA
Wednesday 17 - 6.30pm - EXQUISITE LIFE
Thursday 18 - 6.30pm – MACAU & HONG KONG
Monday 22 - 6.30pm – THE OTHER 12 – ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
Tuesday 23 - 6.30pm – REALITY SHOW
Wednesday 24 - 6.30pm – MOVEMENT AND NON MOVEMENT
Thursday 25 - 6.30pm – NU DADA
Friday 26 - 6.30pm – EXQUISITE LIFE
Saturday 27 - 6.30pm – MACAU & HONG KONG
Monday 29 - 6.30pm – THE OTHER 12 – ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
Tuesday 30 - 6.30pm – REALITY SHOW

DECEMBER
Wednesday 1 - 6.30pm – MOVEMENT AND NON MOVEMENT
Thursday 2 - 6.30pm – NU DADA
Friday 3 - 6.30pm – EXQUISITE LIFE
Saturday 4 - 6.30pm – MACAU & HONG KONG


SATURDAY 3 – EXHIBITION CLOSE

SCREENING PROGRAM


THE OTHER 12 – ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING
STEFAN RIEBEL – 25 – Germany 
AGNIESZKA POKRYWKA – The End – Poland
ANDERS WEBERG – Mamo – Sweden
PENG YUN – Texture 2 – Macau
AGNIESZKA GAWEDZKA – Small Nowere – Poland
VIVIAN LEE – Island Of Sentosa – Singapore
SUMAN SAMAJPATI & SOURAV ROY CHOWDHURY (TAXI) – Swimming Around – India
ELSIE SHEN – Sunrise Sunset – China
ROLAND WEGERER – I’m Not A Fish – Austria
JENNIFER CAMPBELL – Point No Point – Canada
JONATHAN FRANCO – Landowner – Portugal
LIU WEI – The Wounded City – China 

REALITY SHOW
AARON OLDENBURG – Pieces of Jonestown - USA 3’28’’
HONG WEILONG – New World – Singapore 7’49’’
OCTAVIAN FEDOROVICI – Casablanca 1pm – Romania 1’45’’
FRANCE BENOIT -  Hand To Toe – Canada 8’33’’
JEREMY NEWMAN – Domestic Rhythms – USA
KWAN SHEUNG CHI - Doing it with Chi… making an Exit Bag - Hong Kong 3’44’’
CLEMENS WILHELM – Spring Scream - Germany
LARRY CAVENEY - GMN Projects “Dancing Dan” – USA 4’38’’
JOSHUA WF THOMSON – The Ultimate City – England 

MOVEMENT VS NON MOVEMENT
GIORDANA GUERRIERO, FRANCESCA MACCARRONE, PATRIZIA MONZANI, NICOLA TRABUCCO – Embers – Italy
NICOLE RADEMACHER – The Delay – USA
MURIEL MONTINI – Children’s Games – France
GIANFRANCO FOSHINO – The Waiting – Chile
DIEGO FIORI – Donate Silence – Italy 

NU DADA
ALESSANDRO PERINI – Click For Details – Italy
WANG TING – Heating – China
JONATHAN FRANCO – Living Land - Portugal
BIYING ZHANG – In The Field – USA/China
UNAI – Ping Pong Studio – Spain
ALYSSE STEPANIAN – Roghieh – USA/Iran
ROLAND WEGERER – How To Clean A Puddle – Austria

EXQUISITE LIFE
LEMEH42 – Inner Sound – Italy
CHIARA PASSA - The virtual Prigione - Italy
MARTE KIESSLING – Me Myself And I – Germany
MATTHIEU CHERUBINI – Sweet – Switzerland
CHRISTIN BOLEWSKI – Mountain – Water Painting – Germany
EMMA BOWEN – Fairfield – Scotland
RUSSEL CHARTIER – Confined – USA

MACAU
AO IEONG WENG FONG – Think In Sick
JOSE CHAVES – New Small People
MAX BESSMERTYNI – Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice
RITA PORTUGAL – Courtesy Of My Grandmother
SARA PEREIRA - Dasein
JAMES JACINTO & SILVIE LAI – DVD 1
JAMES JACINTO & SILVIE LAI – DVD 2
NG FONG CHAO – Nam Wan Lake
CATARINA CORTESAO TERRA – Alice In Dreamland
SCORPIO LOI Sleepyhead

HONG KONG
KIT POON – Digestion
KWAN SHEUNG CHI - My Last Merit
MAX FONG – Repeat
MAX FONG – Slow
ROBERT IOLINI – Daimaru Ghost Bus
ROBERT IOLINI – Routine Duet
ROBERT IOLINI – Spectral Times
VIENNE CHAN – Traum
JOLENE MOK – Working Again
LINDA C. H. LAI – Non-place, Other Space

VAFA 2010 WINNER


 Orient Foundation Casa Garden Gallery Opens with VAFA 2010


VAFA 2010 - The First International Open Call Festival for Video Art in Macau, organized by Art For All Society (AFA) and Orient Foundation, will run from November 12 to December 3, 2010 at Casa Garden – Orient Foundation.

VAFA – Video Art For All ended their International Open Call on September 30 were received 180 complete submissions from 117 artists from the 4 corners of the world. The creative force behind video art is very diverse and the submissions received for VAFA provided much debate between the members of the jury.
The jury had no fixed criteria concerning work theme or form as long as it could be understood as contemporary art.
A difficult decision was made to agree on 10 artists for VAFA exhibition. 40 other works will be shown during the festival in 5 different programs with several screenings. A special screening will also be done reuniting 9 artists from Macau and 7 from Hong Kong with 20 works.
The first prize is attributed by The Orient Foundation and goes to Germany. Tomoyuki Yago from Japan and Anders Weberg from Sweden were on the last three to win the competition but the prize ended up to be awarded to Stefan Riebel for his conceptual animations. The artist will be present at the Exhibition opening and award ceremony to receive the price of USD 1,000 and will do a small talk about his work.

The opening of VAFA - Video Art For All will take place at 6:30pm on Friday, 12 of November at Orient Foundation, Casa Garden Temporary Exhibitions Gallery. The exhibition period will last till 3 of December and the opening hours are from 11am to 9pm everyday except Sundays. email: vafa.videoartforall@gmail.com.