EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
At the festival an international jury will present the EMAF Award for a trend-setting work in Media Art and the Dialogpreis of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the promotion of intercultural exchange. Furthermore, the jury of the German Federal Association of Film Journalists will award the prize for the best German experimental film.
Experimental shorts and feature films, music videos, new forms of narration and documentation as well as specials and retrospectives.
From 27 April to 29 May 2011, the festival will present current media installations in the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche and other locations in Osnabrueck. This year, projects from the European networks MOVING STORIES and TRANSIT – European Young Talents Forum will be shown, in addition to the festival theme JAPANESE ART NOW. For this reason, general submissions in this area cannot be accepted for EMAF 2011.
Artistic projects in media-arts, performances, digital music and sound projects, as well as the latest concepts of expanded cinema.
The contact and project exchange forum for new projects, tendencies and concepts from the media universities, academies of art and design colleges of Europe.
Theoretical debates covering the various issues of the festival in talks, workshops, artist presentations and panel discussions.
We warmly invite you to shape and discover the trends of experimental media-arts in Osnabrück Spring 2011.