Intro

FOKUS 2018 OPEN CALL IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone that participated. The selected videos will be informed mid-January.

FOKUS 2018 video art festival invites everyone to submit videos to the 8th edition of the festival which takes place in February 2018. Both established artists and new talents are encouraged to participate.

FOKUS 2018 delivers video art beyond the traditional art context, into public space and on your personal screen (mobile, computer, tablet). The best videos submitted to our FOKUS open call will be made available through our online platform to an international audience during the festival period. Furthermore the video works will be screened at selected venues. All submitted videos are considered by a professional jury.
Shortlisted videos will compete for the FOKUS First Prize of €1000 and two Runners-Up Prizes of €500 each.

Deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 12, 2017 12:00 CET TIME.


Jury

FOKUS 2018 jury will soon be announced!

The Jury of FOKUS 2017 was visual artist Ann Lislegaard, film director and producer Andreas Johnsen, project co-ordinator at The Animation Workshop Erik Barkman, exhibition co-ordinator at Nikolaj Kunsthal Helene Nyborg Bay and Head of Nikolaj Kunsthal Andreas Brøgger.


How to Submit

Submitted works can be up to 12 minutes long and must be produced in 2016 – 2017. The participation fee is 20 Euro for each submitted video.

1. COMPLETE the online entry form and read terms for participation. Please be aware that you need to fill out one entry form for each video you submit.

2. PAY the 20 Euro participation fee. You will be guided to a payment page when you complete the entry form. The fee is used to fund the prizes for the winner and the Runners-up Prizes as well as the production of this open call.

3. CHECK that your video meets the requirements stated below.

4. UPLOAD your video via the link you will receive by email when you complete the online entry form (please notice that we will contact you if your video is not correctly uploaded).

You may also submit your video by snail mail on DVD or USB stick to this address:

Nikolaj Kunsthal
Att: FOKUS video art festival
Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 Copenhagen K
Denmark

Please mark the envelope "FOKUS OPEN CALL" and clearly indicate your name and address (which must correspond to the name on the completed online entry form).

PLEASE NOTE: You will be notified by email in mid-January 2018 if your video has been selected for the shortlist. If so, you are required to submit a trailer (max. 60 seconds) and still images from your video shortly hereafter (deadline and specs to be announced).

 


Requirements

1. Each participant can submit a maximum of two videos. Videos must be submitted in separate video files or two separate DVD’s or USB-sticks.

2. Videos must not exceed duration of 12 minutes.

3. Only videos produced in 2016 or 2017 may be submitted and videos previously submitted to FOKUS video art festival will not be accepted.

4. We only accept single screen works that can be presented in “landscape mode”.

5. We do not accept preview versions – only finished videos ready for presentation at the festival may be submitted. It is not possible to submit new versions of a video after the deadline.

6. We accept videos only in the following formats: DVD, Blu-ray, MPEG, AVI, MP4 or MOV (We prefer QuickTime .mov and .mp4 files with H.264 or Apple ProRes 422 as videocodec and ACC as audiocodec).

7. Upload limit is 2Gb. Videos sent by snail mail can be larger.

8. If the spoken language in the video is not Danish or English, the video must have subtitles in Danish or English.


Terms

1. FOKUS 2018 video art festival is granted permission to show all videos submitted in this open call in full length at Nikolaj Kunsthal’s digital platforms and at selected venues, until the end of the festival.

2. As a participant in FOKUS 2018 Open Call you grant Nikolaj Kunsthal rights, indefinitely, to use submitted still photos and the trailer you submit without paying out a fee. The stills and trailer may be used on FOKUS’ and Nikolaj Kunsthal’s digital platforms and as a part of its overall marketing, information and documentation purposes.

3. As a participant in FOKUS 2018 Open Call you grant Nikolaj Kunsthal rights, indefinitely, to produce still photos from the video(s) you have submitted to the festival without paying out a fee. The still photos may be used on FOKUS’ and Nikolaj Kunsthal’s digital platforms and as a part of its overall marketing, information and documentation purposes.

4. Nikolaj Kunsthal and FOKUS 2018 video art festival reserve the right to keep a copy of trailers, stills and full length videos in its archive and to make stills and trailers accessible to the audience later on. The accessibility will be under the same conditions as FOKUS 2018 video art festival and contain copyright information and the materials’ association to FOKUS 2018 video art festival.

5. As a participant in FOKUS 2018 Open Call you are responsible for clearing any necessary copyrights or other rights ahead of submitting your video. In the event of your video containing material to which a third party has the copyright, you are responsible for obtaining permission to use the material from the party in question.

6. FOKUS 2018 video art festival and Nikolaj Kunsthal cannot be held responsible for the contents of works submitted to the FOKUS 2018 Open Call.

7. FOKUS 2018 video art festival disclaims any responsibility for material that is lost in the mail or which in other ways may disappear prior to receipt here. FOKUS 2018 video art festival reserves the right to refuse material arriving after the deadline.

8. FOKUS 2018 video art festival reserves the right to disqualify material that does not conform the terms listed here.

9. FOKUS 2018 video art festival cannot pay FOKUS 2018 Open Call participants for their submissions.