5th Videoholica International Video Art Festival

VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria is accepting now video art submissions for its 5th anniversary edition.

The 5th VIDEOHOLICA is planned to take place between 25th and 30th July 2012 in Varna within the framework of the International Biennial for Visual Arts AUGUST IN ART.

The 5th VIDEOHOLICA will animate again with evening video art projections the Varna public and outdoor spaces, such as the inner yard of the Varna Archaeology Museum, the back yard of the Varna Puppet Theatre, the Rakovina Open-Air Stage in the Varna Sea Garden, Music Café ‘LOOK’, the Roman Baths, Cultural House ‘Harmony’ yard and other. Along with the evening video art screenings, VIDEOHOLICA 2012 will introduce to the Varna public established local and international video art partners’ activities and honored video artists’ talks, in parallel with discussions and exhibitions to take place in gallery, museum and alternative spaces in Varna, presenting the video art on a global scale.

The 5th anniversary edition of VIDEOHOLICA will award the following prizes:

  • First Prize – GOLDEN VIDEOHOLIC
  • Second Prize – SILVER VIDEOHOLIC
  • Third Prize – BRONZE VIDEOHOLIC
  • Award for young Bulgarian author – YOUNG VIDEOHOLIC

The decisions about the pre-selections are taken by the curatorial team of VIDEOHOLICA 2012. Decisions about the awards and special selection 2012 will be taken by the 5-member jury, made up of internationally recognized artists and art professionals. All the applicants, who observe the rules and the deadline, will have admission to the jury, which will take place in July 2012. The pre-selection results will be announced by the middle of July 2012. The awarded video artists will be announced at the closing ceremony of VIDEOHOLICA 2012. The international jury will make also a special selection of 15 video art works, which will be representing VIDEOHOLICA 2012 to national and international video and contemporary art events.

The theme of VIDEOHOLICA 2012 is free.
This year’s VIDEOHOLICA festival has a submission fee of €10.

In return, to facilitate the submission process, VIDEOHOLICA 2012 will accept both regular mail applications as well as online applications.