Newsletter 01-2011


Over 2200 entries have been submitted by artists from more than 60 countries, proof of the renewed considerable international interest in the 24th European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück. Current works comprising current short and long films, sound and media projects, performances and installations have been submitted from all parts of the globe. Many contributions were received from North America and Europe, as well as films from Israel, the Lebanon, Mozambique, Iran and several films from the Asia, from the Philippines to China.

The four-member committee, comprising Jennifer Jones from Cologne, Katrin Mundt from Essen and Florian Wüst from Berlin under the leadership of Ralf Sausmikat (EMAF), started viewing the film and video entries at the start of January.

By mid-March, all of the works will have been viewed and a selection made of the contributions to be presented in Osnabrück between 27 April and 1 May 2011. In addition, excellent works will be awarded with a variety of prizes at the festival by an international jury. Besides the “EMAF Award”, the “Dialogpreis” by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the “Prize for the best German experimental film”, a “Newcomer Award” will also be presented for the first time.

This year, EMAF will be taking part in the celebrations to mark the 150-year friendship between Japan and Germany. Hence this year’s focus on Japanese Media Art Now. Anime and manga productions, which fascinate millions in Japan, will take the centre stage of the film programmes.

Accreditations for the 24th European Media Art Festival can be registered on our website from 15 February 2011.

For the latest information on the festival, visit or check out facebook, twitter, vimeo and flickr.

In next week’s newsletter: details about the exhibition (27 April - 29 May 2011)

Hermann Nöring, Alfred Rotert, Ralf Sausmikat.

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