Organizers and festival team Invite artists working with video, animation and new media to participate in the project:

Festival dates, June 5 – July 5, 2005
Festival place Ekaterinburg, Russia

The idea of the festival is to integrate contemporary video art into the public spaces of Ekaterinburg city.The festival public screenings will happen on outdoor video screens network of “IgRek Cinema” company, 8 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 the two nights video screenings of the entire festival program on all 8 city screens. The closing ceremony will include presentation of the best works in a cinema theater.

Awards: There is only one special prize from Administration of City Ekaterinburg planned. “Ekaterinburg: City on the border of Europe and Asia” -nomination devoted to reflecting in artworks thems of human life at the virtual border, human and cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia, local and global notions
Authors whose works will be chosen for screening on the outdoor video screens network in day programme will receive by mai special edition of DVD catalogue with registration of translation theirs works on outdoor video screens network in “documentation” section and CD with photo and video registration files ready to use
After the end of the festival all participants will receive the festival DVD catalogue by mail.

Conditions: The amount of the applications from one participant is not circumscribed (see the festival website). Only one work from each author will be selected for public outdoor screening.

All necessary information and application forms you can receive on the web-site of the project www.artpolitika.ru/outvideo (working from March 30) or by e-mail outvideo@pochta.ru or by telephone/fax +7 (343) 372 79 64, 374 73 18

Contact: Arseny Sergeyev – curator of festival

For participating in project.
Send confirmation of your participation to e-mail outvideo@pochta.ru , in confirmation please indicate your name, e-mail, telephone or fax (we can send application form by fax, if necessary) and supposed quantity of video works .

Fill "entry form" for each video work . Each file of entry form should be named by your last name and number of work , e.q. smitson1.RTF, smitson 2.RTF smitson 3.RTF etc. Each video work should be named with same manner e.q. smitson1.AVI, smitson 2.AVI, smitson 3.AVI etc.

Send your preview file (Image resolution in pixels (by horizontal and by vertical) – 320×240 , please don’t use rare or ‘exotic’ codecs ), entry form, your photo and stills of work s to e-mail: outvideo@pochta.ru

Please place on your FTP or send your final works (image resolution 720×576 PAL or 720×480 NTSC, please don’t use rare or ‘exotic’ codecs)on MiniDV tapes (PAL only) or on digital carriers with attached printed and signed entry forms, photo & stills on CD to 620080 Đ•katerinburg, Kominterna 20, office 43. You can send your video works to e-mail: outvideo@pochta.ru (be sure if final file size of your work will be greater than 4Mgb, you must cut it into parts and send them in separate letters). We can download your work by FTP (in that case we need FTP address and instructions to download your files)

Technical details

ATTENTION!
Total length (without titles, titles will be having standard design for all works) of each video work should be 30 seconds maximum.
We accept works on digital carriers CD-R, DVD (PAL and NTSC) and magnetic carriers: miniDV (PAL only)

Works will be screened on outdoor video screens network will have resolution 320×240 pxls (please think about reducing resolution – some small details may be lost). On DVD catalogue we include works in full resolution 720×576 pxls PAL. So we need at minimum full resolution versions all of your works in final (miniDV preferable).

Technical guidelines for works on digital carriers :
Format – *.avi (video for WINDOWS) or *.qtm *.mov (QuickTime Interchangable), *.swf, *.fla (Macromedia Flash)
Frames rate – 25 fps
No sound
Colour palette PAL (preferable) or NTSC (will be converted to PAL)

Deadline for works sent via e-mail and FTP May 29, 2005
Deadline for works sent via post May 10, 2005 (postmarked)