OPEN CALL for FOKUS Video art Festival is closed! Thanks to all that contributed. 

See previews of all 10 selected videos from 2018 further down on this page!

Put your streaming services on hold, and find a new FOKUS with video art that steers clear of the mainstream!

Once again this year, FOKUS moves beyond the usual framework of the exhibition format, out into the cityscape and into your phone or tablet.

We hope that many will get to see these videos, either through our free FOKUS app, on our homepage, at the venues or at Nikolaj Kunsthal from 28th of February to 31st of March 2019.  Again this year you can experience FOKUS at 10 selected venues in Copenhagen Cultural District, which includes Thorvaldsens Museum, Theatre Museum, The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum, The Danish Jewish Museum, The Danish National Archives, BLOX, STORM20 and CBS. 

Finally, Nikolaj Kunsthal would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Danish Arts Foundation and the 10 venues where the videos may also be seen. See you soon and enjoy your FOKUS 2019!


You will be able to see the selected Open Call videos at Nikolaj Kunsthal and selected venues in the Cultural District in Copenhagen. 

Once again in 2019, FOKUS is going to lift video art out of the traditional settings in which art is presented to meet its audience at carefully selected city spots – indoors and outdoors – and on your mobile phone or tablet. Shortlisted videos will compete for the FOKUS First Prize of €1000, The Jury Special Mention and The Audience Award of €500 each. Read more about FOKUS Open Call here. 

Last year almost 20.000 people visited the FOKUS shortlist, which was possible to experience at Thorvaldsens Museum, Danish Jewish Museum, Ruins under Christiansborg. You can see all 2018 venues here!



The video art works will be considered by a professional panel consisting of 4 personalities such as curators, artist and representatives from the film business. Previous years the jury has amongst others numbered festival director Tine Fischer, CPH:DOX, film director Andreas Johnsen and Annika Berg, as well as artist Lærke Lauta.