Angelholm International Video Art Festival, AIVA 2012

Deadline: 1 February 2012
Open to: All video and media makers
Venue: from April 26-28 /2012 in Ängelholm, Sweden


The first AIVA 2012, Angelholm International Video Art Festival will take place in April 2012 and the main purpose of the festival is the free presentation, promotion and development of international video art and to create a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from all over the world. The festival will run for three days, from April 26th – 28th.

In addition to screenings & installations of video art and performances, the festival invites international guest curators to curate programs of video art from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. These programs will be exhibited as projections in containers placed in the main square.


  • Video Art: There is no theme, but the work(s) must be defined as Videoart.
  • Mobile Video Art: Video Art created with any kind of mobile phone, tablet, etc. The general theme is ”Urban Pictures” but all works will be considered for this category.


AIVA 2012 is open to all video and media makers. The festival will run from April 26-28 /2012 in Ängelholm, Sweden.


  • Selection is open to 2 works maximum per artist and category. Video works should not have been produced before 2010.
  • Max duration 10 minutes for the open call works.
  • Submitted works will not be returned, but stored in the AIVA archive.
  • If there is dialogue in the video(s) and its not in English it must be subtitled.
  • There is no entry fee and AIVA cannot offer any payment for screened works.
  • Artist helds exclusive copyright on submitted videowork(s).


Electronic submissions are preferred.

Please send by email to [email protected]:

  • the filled in and signed entry form – a separate copy for each work.
  • 3-4 still images from each video, in jpg format – minimum size 720×576 pixels.
  • a recent CV and a photo of the artist (optional).
  • videography (list of festivals/exhibitions where the work has already been shown).
  • the videofile must be sent in 720×576 – [4:3 or 16:9] avi or quicktime format, with dv-pal compression and 48kh sound. For the mobile video art category best quality possible should be submitted.
  • title the video file or files ”YOURNAME_VIDEO_TITLE.
  • it is possible for videos to be viewed on a Web site as preselection (yours or a third-party site such as Vimeo). BUT: please note that if your work is accepted, you will need to provide a copy in the format listed above.
  • if you send work via a file-transfer service, please use one in which the window to download the file does not expire in a short period of time, and use the format and naming conventions outlined above.
  • if you prefer sending your work offline send a Data DVD with the film and the files on it.
  • costs for submitting materials are to be paid by the submitter (Submissions with insufficient postage will not be accepted).

The deadline for submission is: February 1 / 2012 [receiving date not postmark date]


Only those accepted will become part of the screening programme. The selected artists will be emailed in the end of February. The decision of the curator is final.  The selection will also be published on the website.

Questions about submissions should be sent to:
[email protected] 

The Official Website

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