The Annual Bremen Award for Video Art is organized by the Filmbuero Bremen.The Curator of the Award 2005 is Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Videoartist from Bremen.

The award supports the production of actual media art projects. Video artists can submit their concept for an audio-visual work to the Filmbuero Bremen, that has not been previously realized. The prize money shall be used for the realisation of the artistic concept.

A three-strong independent jury of experts selects two projects and awards prize money totalling €6,500:

1st Prize: €5.000
2nd Promotional Award: €1.500

The jury members are:

  • Anita Beckers, gallery owner from Frankfurt a.M., with emphasis on video
  • Corinna Schnitt, video artist from Cologne
  • Rüdiger Lange, gallery owner with experience in media, from Berlin

One of the awards is reserved for participants from Bremen, Bremerhaven and their international twintowns.

The premiere of the artwork should be in Bremen. Therefore the Filmbüro is organizing an exhibition for the prize winners in Bremen in 2006 at Kunsthalle, Neues Museum Weserburg or Gesellschaft für aktuelle Kunst. An additional grant is available for the production of a catalogue or DVD.

Regulations

Applications will be accepted from video artists in the German-speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) as well as from Bremen’s twin towns (Bratislava, Cherbourg-Octeville, Corinto, Dalian, Frederikshavn, Gdansk, Grimsby, Haifa, Izmir, Kaliningrad, Pori, Riga and Szczecin).

Applications must be in German or English. Each participant may submit only one concept. There is no prescribed theme for the work.

The concept shall include a verbal/visual description of the way of project realization, a sketch of the spatial arrangement and a calculation of the costs.

Bremen Award for Video Art
Organized by:
Filmbuero Bremen e.V. Tel.: ++49 – (0) 421 – 387 67 40
Fax: ++49 – (0) 421 – 387 67 42
e-mail: vkp@filmbuero-bremen.de