“Now&After” International Video Art Festival, Russia

Deadline: 15 January 2014
Open to: international videomakers
Prize: The Festival’s Prize Fund is 100, 000 rubles (about $ 3,000)


International Video Art Festival “Now&After” is organized and promoted by an independent non-profit  organization Media Art Centre “Now&After” directed by Marina Fomenko. It pursues activity in the field of culture, development of domestic interregional and international communications in the media art sphere.

This annual event in Moscow, Russia, focuses on the presentation, development and promotion both Russian and international video art, getting together emerging and established artists from around the world to present their works to general audience.

The International Video Art Festival “Now&After’14” will take place from 2 to 30 of April  2014 at the State Museum of GULAG. Festival’s topic is “MEMORY MIGRATION”.

Memory is a special human ability to accumulate the past and to keep it for the present and future, overcoming the oblivion. They suggest the artists to explore memory as a flexible structure that is migrating in time and space from person to person, from generation to generation, between social groups and nations, between cities and continents, between virtual and real world. In 2014 the festival is being held at the State Museum of GULAG – a place that has accumulated the memories of Stalin’s punitive system. In the area of our special interest there is a traumatic memory: reliving and rethinking of the historical traumas, especially those related to the history of GULAG.


Submitted videos must have been completed after 1 January 2011. Running time is up to 10 min (exceptions are possible). Videos should have English (mandatory) / Russian (optional) credits. If there is a colloquial speech different from English or Russian, you should use English (mandatory) / Russian (optional) subtitles.


The authors of the best films will be awarded. The Festival’s Prize Fund is 100, 000 rubles (about $3,000).


Deadline is January 15, 2014  (1 p.m. GMT). Application is possible only online HERE.

For more information please visit the official website HERE.

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