Call for entries
Deadline: 1 August 2015

Addis Video Art Festival

intends to provide a platform for innovative video art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival will screen throughout the city in a variety of locations including street corners, rooftops, public centers and art centers. By sharing video art in both conventional and non-conventional settings, the festival will reach both the artist community and the everyday passerby. The festival aims to create a dialogue between local, and international artists by encouraging digital media culture.

Addis Ababa is currently in the midst of massive transformation. It is expanding drastically, over a quarter of its current residents will be relocating to new neighborhoods. Old communities are disappearing and new ones are forming. Paralleling the current state of the city, Addis Video Art Festival seeks works that explore and interpret the complex and layered meaning of the theme “new home” whether it be an external literal physical home, an internal psychological home or a cyber-home.

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Regulation and Guidelines

– Open to national and international artists

– Submission deadline August, 01 2015

– Free submission

– Theme: “New home”

– Single channel videos only

– Works must be made within the past 3 years

– If the work uses a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English

– Maximum duration 15 minutes

– Two works may be submitted per artist/ requiring a separate entry form per submission /Download entry here:

– Preview links (to Vimeo, YouTube or a personal website) should be sent to with password if required

– Selected artist will be notified by Nov 1st at which point a screening copy will be requested