Call for entries
extended deadline: 30 July 2012

Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival

Cologne International Videoart Festival

will be launching in September a new festival platform dedicated to experimental and artistic documentary as a new format in the field of “art & moving images”, named
exDox – Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival

Any kind of art has a documenting character, even abstract painting, but “moving images” used as a medium are not per se art. The documentary as a particular filmic format has mostly not even the intention to be art, at all.
So, it is really interesting to explore “art & moving images” for their potential to create documentaries following new and experimental paths.

As a corporate part of Cologne International Videoart Festival
exDox – Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival – will be presented in the specific nomadic festival format as it is manifested in CologneOFF 20XX – videoart in a global context

exDox – Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival
is looking for documentaries which are considered by their creators as art works using video as a medium in all its variety, for new and experimental artistic approaches in transforming the ideas of documenting essential issues of human existence into the language of the “moving images”, and is inviting film & video creators – to submit up to 3 works of experimental forms of film and video art – (exclusively) online by using the entry form below


– Deadline: 01 July 2012
– Welcome are single channel videos by film and videomakers from all countries on the globe
– Themes: essential questions of human existence. The festival is looking for innovative and experimental approaches in dealing with contents and technology
– The full-length films/videos may originate from the years 2005-2012.
– Excerpts of videos or films are not accepted!!
– Duration: max 20 minutes (exceptions possible on request)
– Max 3 films/videos can be submitted.
– Productions using language and/or text other than English need English subtitles.
– The preview copy should be uploaded for download by using upload platforms like SENDSPACE or WE TRANSFER, both are free upload services , after upload please send the link, and exDox will download the film then.
– elegible: only mpeg2 DVD, Quicktime . mov (mp4 and H264 codec only), Windows Media .wmv or Flash video flv [size minimum720x 576 (PAL) or 720×480 (NTSC)], links to VIMEO or You Tube are elegible, as long as the video size is kept
– only selected artists will be notified
– After selection the artists/directors will be invited to send a hardcopy of the selected video on DVD in best screening quality.
Entry Form – please cut and paste

Please use for each video a new entry form


a) full name
b) address
c) email, URL
d) short bio (max. 100 words, English only)


a) title English – original (max 3 works)
b) URL home page, (Internet address for download)
c) year of production
d) duration
e) work synopsis (max. 100 words/submission, English only)
f) 2 screenshots for each submitted work (jpg, 800×600 px)

Please add this declaration & sign it with your full name & email address
I, the submitter/author, declare to be the holder of all rights on the submitted work.
In case the work is selected, I give – until revoke – exDox – the permission to include the work in the festival context online and in physical space for screenings /exhibitions free of charge and use screenshorts for non-commercial promotional purposes. Until revoke means, that the author can remove his work at any time.

Please use for each submission a separate entry form
deadline: 1 july 2012

Please send the submission either in
plain email text, RTF (Rich Text Format) or WORD . doc as attachment to
subject: exDox – festival submission


exDox – Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival
director and coordinator

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Cologne International Videoart Festival
Mauritiussteinweg 64
D – 50676 Cologne

Email: exdox (at)
Festival URL: