Call for entries
Deadline: 30 September 2012

VAFA – Video Art for All Festival 2012
Macao

Regulations

1. Requirement of the entry:
1.1 Submitted videos must have been completed after January 2010.
1.2 Running time must not exceed 15 minutes.
1.3 Non-English spoken videos should have English subtitles.

2. Submission of the entry form and Delivery of the entry:
2.1 Entry form can be submitted via e-mail.
2.2 Each submission should have one entry form.
2.3 Videos can be submitted online with the entry form or can be sent by post on a DVD with a printed version of the entry form.
2.4 If you choose to submit a DVD, please label it with title, author’s name, running time and aspect ratio.
2.5 If you choose to submit online, only AVI, MOV or MPEG files via free upload service such as www.sendspace.com,www.megaupload.com, www.megashare.com, www.dropbox.com or www.pando.com would be accepted.
2.6 Videos without application form will not be accepted for the competition.
2.7 All deliveries from international participants must be marked:
NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY.
2.8 The selected entry will be asked to send a mini-DV tape or a DVD.
2.9 Shipping expenses are to be assumed by the applicant.

3. Mailing address:
All required materials should be delivered to one of the following:
By email: vafa.videoartforall@gmail.com
By post:
VAFA – Video Art For All
Estrada da Areia Preta No.52, Edificio da Fabrica de Baterias N.E. National, 10th Floor, Macau
706 North First Street,No.2 Jiuxianqiao Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing

4. Submission deadline:
The submission deadline is 30th September, 2012

5. Exhibition date and venue:
Exhibition will run from 30th November, 2012 to 6th January, 2013 at Casa Garden – Fundação Oriente Macau and Sky21.

6. Jury:
6.1 All submissions will be selected by the invited juries composed by Video artists from Macau, Portugal and Hong Kong.
6.2 Selected artists will be informed by email of the results around one month before the exhibition opening.
6.3 Jury’s decisions are final and no appeal will be accepted.

7. Awards:
7.1 The best video will be awarded with US$ 1000. The awarded artist will be invited to present the work at the exhibition opening.

8. Criteria:
Video Art is today recognized as an autonomous art form therefore we have no fixed criteria concerning work theme or form as long as it can be understood as contemporary art. The only works that the selection committee will not consider are ones containing any kind of offensive or aggressive message/content.

9. Numbers of the entry:
Max 3 videos can be submitted.

10. Others:
10.1 The Festival entry is free.
10.2 Copies will not be returned, but will be kept in the organizer’s archive.
10.3 Selected works will be used in research work and non-commercial screenings related to the event.
10.4 Applicant should accept that an insert from his video, 30 seconds long at most, can be presented for Festival promotion purposes.
10.5 Applicant is responsible should hold all the copyright. The signing of the form is a guarantee of the originality of the work. Any breach on legal terms and the applicant will be disqualified.
10.6 The organizer reserves the right to interpret or amend the regulations and details of the Festival.