Third Video Festival Cairo (Lá Fora… 49)

The Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) and Medrar for Contemporary Art are sending out an open Call for Submission to the THIRD Video Festival hosted at CiC in 2008.

Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept / low budget experimental videos. Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screening on the rooftop of CiC accompanied by talks/discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of key themes and issues presented in the works. With this festival, the organizers seek to trigger a dialogue about the possibilities and limitations of this particular use of the medium of video today.

The Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) is an independent space in Egypt dedicated to the visual image and the promotion of a contemporary visual language. Formed in 2005, CiC organises exhibitions, lectures, films screenings, workshops and multi-disciplinary programs, and offers professional facilities and services in an open and participatory environment.

Medrar for Contemporary Art is an association that aims to create opportunities for young visual artists based in Egypt. Medrar acts as a facilitator between emerging visual artists and organisations – cultural, corporate and philanthropic – interested supporting visual artistic practise. Medrar regularly organises events, festivals and workshops to promote and activate the visual arts in Egypt.

Individuals, groups or associations are allowed to participate.

Participation can be with more than one video.

Documentary, Feature or commercial videos will be excluded.

Videos should be produced during 2006, 2008, and not more than 30 min.

Screenings should not have any specific recommendations.

The organizing crew has the right to use the participating data within all promotional means and publications, with reserved copyrights.

Videos sent will be kept in the archive of the association.

To download an application form:

To participate:
Please submit a completed application form and your video (DVD-PAL or NTSC format) in a sealed envelope to:

THIRD Video Festival
Contemporary Image Collective
20 Safeya Zaghloul St. Off Kasr El Eini St. Mounira, Cairo
Sundays to Thursdays. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Deadline for receiving material:
15th of September 2008 at 12:00 pm

Participants will be informed of the final selection by the 29th of September, 2008

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