Call for entries
deadline: 30 June 2014

CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

CologneOFF X

CologneOFF Cologne International Videoart Festival
is celebrating in 2014 its 10th festival edition to be launched in
September 2014.

Artists working with “art moving images” are invited to join the celebrations of the 10th anniversary by submitting their most exxiting works experimenting with new forms of representations.

CologneOFF X
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
“Total Art”

Founded in 2006, Cologne International Videoart Festival is celebrating in 2014 its 10th festival edition
During 10 years, CologneOFF was supporting “art & moving images” and encourage artists to use this exciting medium creatively.

CologneOFF X ist standing under the theme of “Total Art”, showing video as a multi-facetted artistic audio-visual medium,
which is executed solely by its creator or a group of collaborating artists, including filming, cutting, editing, composing, post-priducing etc, thus the whole creation in one single hand.
The digitalization of video made it only possible, that artists can create such a “total art” work, due to the affordability of the entire production. It is not even necessary to have the most advanced professional equipment. A creative person can use even cheap production tools for creating excellent art works.

But, “Total Art” is not only related to the creative production of a video, but also to the artistic contents, encouraging submitting artists to use all their creativity to go steps forward in exploring the artistic potential of video.

CologneOFF X is
– looking for art works using video as a medium in all its variety, but for submitting only single channel videos are eligible, a hybrid type of work which can be used for different presentation forms like screening, projection and installation.
– expecting new and experimental artistic approaches in transforming essential issues of human existence into the language of the “moving images”.
– inviting film & video creators – to submit up to 3 videos (max duration 10 minutes, exceptions possible)) in following categories –->
(experimenta forms of ) film – videoart – documentary, whereby animated and very short (60 seconds) forms are particularly encouraged

Fecha límite: 30 de junio de 2014

CologneOFF X – 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
“Total Art”

Fundado en 2006, “Cologne International Videoart Festival” celebra en 2014 la décima edición de su festival. Durante 10 años, CologneOFF sustentó “art & moving images” y alentó a los artistas a utilizar este fascinante medio de manera creativa.
Para “Cologne International Videoart Festival”, CologneOFF X representa la edición final del festival, luego del cual, “Cologne International Videoart Festival” continuará bajo la forma de una exhibición de “artvideoKOELN international” en el marco de sus actividades globales de “art & moving images”.

CologneOFF X se desarrolla bajo el lema de “Arte Total”, mostrando el video como un medio artístico y audiovisual multifacético, ejecutado íntegramente por su creador, incluyendo la filmación, corte, edición, composición, post-producción, etc; es decir, la creación completa en manos de un solo artista.
La digitalización del video hace posible que los artistas puedan crear tal obra de “Arte Total”, ya que la producción entera se hace abordable. No es necesario poseer el equipo profesional más avanzado. Una persona creativa puede usar incluso herramientas de producción muy baratas y aún así crear excelentes obras.
Pero el “Arte Total”, no sólo se refiere a la producción creativa de video, sino a los contenidos artísticos, alentando a los artistas a enviar obras que usen toda su creatividad, avanzando en la exploración del potencial artístico del video.

CologneOFF X
– Busca obras artísticas que usen el video como medio en toda su variedad, pero se seleccionarán videos de un solo canal, una obra híbrida que pueda ser utilizada para diferentes formas de presentación tales como exhibición en pantalla, proyección e instalación.
– Espera enfoques artísticos nuevos y experimentales que transformen las cuestiones esenciales de la existencia humana en el lenguaje de las “imágenes en movimiento”. Films experimentales – video-arte – documentales, prefiriéndose en especial los formatos animados y muy cortos (60 segundos).
Sólo se seleccionarán envíos online.


– Deadline: 30 June 2014
– Wanted: single channel videos by film and videomakers from all countries on the globe
– “Theme”: “TOTAL ART” .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 2005-2014. Excerpts of videos or films are not accepted!!
– Duration: 60 seconds up to max 10 minutes (exceptions possible on request)
– Max 3 films/videos can be submitted.
– Creations using language and/or text other than English need English subtitles.
– The preview copy should be uploaded for download by using the free upload platforms like SENDSPACE (up to 300 MB) or WE TRANSFER (up to 2GB), after upload please send the link, and CologneOFF will download the film then.
– for review only following video formats are eligible – minimum size–> 720×576 (PAL) or 720×480 (NTSC)or HD:
.mpeg2 (DVD), . mov (Quicktime, H264 codec only), .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media), .flv (Flash video)
– only selected artists will be notified and invited to send a hardcopy of the selected video in best screening quality.

Entry Form
please cut and paste
and use for each video a new entry form



a) full name
b) full 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 – CologneOFF the permission to include the work in the festival context online and in physical space for screenings /exhibitions free of charge and use screenshots 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: 30 June 2014

Please send the submission as plain email text only.
subject: CologneOFF X submission


CologneOFF X – 10 th Cologne International Videoart Festival
director and coordinator

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