International video-art festival in public spaces, "OUT VIDEO festival 06", Moscow et +, Russia.

Organizers & festival team Invite artists working with video, animation and new media to participate in the project:
3-d International video-art festival in public spaces
Festival dates, June 5 - July 5, 2006

Festival place Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd, Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan', Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Yaroslavl', Yekaterinburg and Surgut [Russia]

Deadline for works sent via post
May 15, 2006 ("sent" postmarked)
Deadline for works sent via fast post [DHL, UPS, City Express etc]
May 24, 2006 ("sent" postmarked)
Deadline for works sent via e-mail & FTP
May 31, 2006


The idea of the festival is to integrate contemporary video art into the
public spaces.

International Festival of Videoart in public spaces "OUT VIDEO 06" is the only one around the world shown on large-sized LED video screens within the urban environment. For two years it was held in Yekaterinburg (in 2004-2005). In 2006 ³OUT VIDEO² is for the first time emerging the All-Russian stage and is to be demonstrated in 16 cities by the outdoor video network consisting of 39 large screens. This festival aims at full-scale integration of actual videoart into the urban environment and promotion of public art strategies in Russia.

Within the framework of the festival, the programme includes lectures, workshops, presentations and round tables of experts from Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Russia, Serbia. These activities are intended to share experience and update possibilities and problems of interaction between actual art and urban electronic media, aspects of actual art integration into general audience and topical art practices of this field.

The festival public screenings will happen on outdoor video screens networks of CityVision & "IgRek Cinema" companies, 39 city screens located in the most busy spots. Selected video art works will be shown during one month each day in the pauses between commercial blocks, altogether around 240 screenings per day on each screen.

There are only two formal requirements to video works: LENGTH - 30 SECONDS, NO SOUND.

The festival will end with two nights video screenings of the entire festival program on all 39 city screens.

The closing ceremony will include presentation of the best works in a cinema theaters.

Awards:
Authors whose works will be chosen for day program screenings on the outdoor video screens network will receive by mail special edition of DVD catalogue with registration of translation theirs works on outdoor video screens network in "documentation" section & CD with photo & video registration files ready to use
After the end of thefestival all participants will receive the festival DVD catalogue by mail.

Conditions
The amount of the applications from one participant is not circumscribed (please see ENTRY FORM section to download application form & technical guidlines).
Only one work from one author can be selected for public outdoor screening in day program.

All necessary information and application forms you can receive also by
e-mail outvideo (a) pochta . ru or by telephone/fax +7 (343) 374 73 18
Contact person: Arseny Sergeyev ­ curator of festival

Deadline for works sent via post
May 15, 2006 ("sent" postmarked)
Deadline for works sent via fast post [DHL, UPS, City Express etc]
May 24, 2006 ("sent" postmarked)
Deadline for works sent via e-mail & FTP
May 31, 2006

Arseny Sergeyev
Curator of OUTVIDEO festival
Nailya Allachverdieva
Director of OUTVIDEO festival