The European Media Art Festival is one of the most important current media art forums world-wide. For the 19th time, the festival will present a comprehensive overview spanning the whole range of this young genre of art.

Under the motto >Smart Art- we will present works that question social conventions, take familiar things out of their context and subtly track down the absurdities of individual and social everyday life. The approaches range from popular subjects to provocative statements that go down new paths of artistic debate in film, installation and expanded media, making playful and intelligent use of various media.

With their critical, cheeky and smart works, both young talented artists and recognised masters of their field present new positions in contemporary media art in Osnabrück.

CINEMA

Experimental shorts and feature films, music videos, new forms of narration and documentation, retrospectives and special programmes.

EXHIBITION

Current film and video installations, new nonlinear projects from 10 May to 18 June 2006 at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche.

LIVE ART

Multimedia performances, veejaying and current concepts of expanded cinema.

CONGRESS

Expert speakers, curators and artists present their experiences and stances towards current media art in theoretical discourses, using practical examples. An international conference on art and image studies will take place in collaboration with the University of Osnabrück following the EMAF. www.medienkunst-konferenz.de

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORUM

New tendencies and developments from the labs of European media institutions of higher education, as well as training concepts and projects.

WE WARMLY INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EMAF 2006 BY 15 DECEMBER 2005.

CONCEPT AND FESTIVAL-BOARD

Hermann Noering, Alfred Rotert, Ralf Sausmikat

SPONSORS

nordmedia – Die Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH
Stadt Osnabrueck
Auswaertiges Amt, Berlin
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Berlin
EU Commission – MEDIA Programme
as well as donations from further sponsors.
The EMAF is a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals
E.C.F.F.

European Media Art Festival, 10-14 May 2006
Alfred Rotert
Lohstr.45A
D-49074 Osnabrueck