European Media Art Festival

The EMAF or European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany) is one of the most influential forums for international media art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts, the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of media art.
Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, with content ranging from personal and political subjects to formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.



Since 1986, Vidéoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has organised an annual international video and new media art festival. This event highlights the quality of the works and artists presented in the festival through exhibitions, lectures, screenings, debates and meetings. Famous and young artists get to meet around various festival events, such as video installations, cinema and video films, performances, web art and live video and music performances (VJ and DJ sets).
Aside from the festival, Vidéoformes has been running an alternative gallery, Galerie de l’art du temps, and publishing a quarterly magazine about contemporary art and new technologies, Turbulences Vidéo, since 1993. Vidéoformes runs an Artists-in-Residency programme and is now involved in a European project funded by the European Community. Vidéoformes is also engaged in the development of Digital Video Archives, one of the most important video and electronic art collections that has been put together in over twenty years. This collection is now available in an open database to the public.



FLACC is a workplace for visual artists and creates the conceptual, organizational and technical conditions for realizing unique artist projects. Every year, FLACC selects ten artists to set up a new project. In each annual selection, FLACC aims to strike a balance between national and international artists, between beginners and artists with experience, between autonomous art and/or research projects and artists that deal in more concrete terms with the historical, geographical or social context of the workplace.
FLACC has metal and woodworking workshops, a digital studio (film and photography), and a foundry with a furnace and kilns for ceramics, bronze and glass applications, and an extensive workspace. The staff is knowledgeable about the production possibilities of nearby workplaces and collaborates with those workplaces and with schools and companies to give the artists the best possible support and assistance. Here you can find an overview of all the facilities.