From 25 to 29 April 2001 the European Media Art Festival presents
once again a diverse cross section of media art in Osnabuck. Productions
from internationally renowned artists as well as innovative works from
creative young talents will be shown.
The European Media Art Festival is an international forum for film,
video, performance, multimedia installations and for digital media such
as CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet. As part of the festival two prizes are
awarded annually. There is the German Film Criticism Prize for the best
German experimental film or video production and the OLB Media Art Prize
for exemplary media installations.
The European Media Art Festival's cinematic part offers an
international film and video program, a filmmaker's retrospective and
subject orientated programs. Talks and discussions with directors and
authors enable the audience to discover the films' background and
The Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche is centre stage for the Electronic
Lounge and the thrilling exhibition of international film, video and
computer installations. The museum's gothic architecture is the perfect
contra point for the media sculptures, projections and interactive
international student forum
Together with the University of Applied Science, Potsdam and the
School of Fine Arts, Kassel the Student Forum presents the latest
productions world-wide. In special events and round table discussions
European universities are invited to introduce and discuss current
trends. There will be an exciting transformation of the old fortified
tower 'Burgergehorsam' from art space to art piece.
The festival is accompanied by a congress of renowned experts who
answer vital questions on cultural understanding in our media orientated
society. The congress gives insight into current media trends and
This year's main topic is Streaming-Media, which opens up new
possibilities for filmmakers, artists and producers. Important questions
will be: What kind of new platforms and innovative formats for
production and narration are currently created on the Internet with
Streaming-Media? What kind of links could be developed between culture
and industry? In this context, the best video and audio offers will be
highlighted. Workshops will introduce the most important hard and
software. Questions on content and the development to multi-channel TV
will be discussed with theoreticians, media activists, start-up programs
and representatives of the industry.
The European Digital Media Network will present the pilot project of
an European media-channel, an initiative of several European
institutions which will introduce new forms of presentation and
distribution in the area of web TV.
In co-operation with the leading magazine for electronic life aspects,
De:Bug, we will also introduce new design concepts from young agencies
Last year the European Media Art Festival presented the spectacular
VeeJay-Groove, which highlighted the club scene as a multimedia
environment for sound and video art. This year there will be several
party events in special locations where popular DJs and VJs will make
the audience rave & groove.
We would like to invite you to take part in the EMAF 2001 with your
artworks and projects!
For application-forms visit: www.emaf.de
European Media Art Festival
Tel: +49(0)541/ 21658/25779
Fax: +49(0)541/ 28327