Ars Independent Festival

Ars Independent Festival
pl. Sejmu Śląskiego 2
40-032
Katowice, Poland

Tel: +48 32 609 03 00

2018, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Thu 31st May 18
Tue 25th Sep to Sun 30th Sep

Festival Overview

Ars Independent Festival 2018 will be the 8th multimedia festival of film, animation, video games and music videos. The upcoming edition will take place in Katowice, between the 25th and 30th of September 2018.

The event explores what is fascinating in today’s young, debuting audio-visual culture. Every year, the festival searches for its Black Horses in four international competitions. The Black Horse of Film (feature films from all over the world) and the Black Horse of Animation (short features) present the cinematographic debuts by directors from the entire world, often as their Polish premieres. The Black Horse of Video Games and the Black Horse of Music Video are devoted to new games and music videos.

Additionally, every year festivalgoers are treated to: screenings of films, animations and music videos, video game exhibitions, virtual reality and new technologies, discussion panels and Q&As with artists, concerts and musical afterparties.

In previous years, the festival hosted a variety of artists from all over the world, including Béla Tarr, Nina Menkes, Phil Mulloy, Laila Pakalnina, Bruce LaBruce, Tami Tamaki, Stephen „M.O.O.N.” Gilarde, Jakuba Dvorský, Mariola Brillowska, Piotr Dumała, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Bodo Kox, Łukasz Barczyk, Sos Sosowski and Wiktor Stribog.

The event is organized by the culture institution Katowice the City of Gardens and the City of Katowice.

Awards

We are calling for entries to the Black Horse of Film, Black Horse of Animation, Black Horse of Video Games and Black Horse of Music Videos competitions at the 8th edition of Ars Independent Festival (Katowice, Poland, 25 - 30.09.2018).

Black Horse of Film Competition is dedicated to feature-length debuts and second films. The directors of films qualified for the competition will compete for the Black Horse title and statuette and cash prize of 500 euros.

School animations, animated debuts and second films will compete for the Black Horse of Animation title and statuette and cash prize of 500 euros.

Authors of the newest video games will fight for the Black Horse of Video Games title and statuette and cash prize of 500 euros.

Directors of the newest music videos will compete for the Black Horse of Music Videos title and statuette and cash prize of 500 euros.

Genres

Animation Art-house Experimental Independent Short Student

Submit your film via festival focus
The Black Horse of Music Videos 2018
Submission Fee: Free
The competition is addressed to the directors of new music videos premiered in the years 2017/2018. Approx. 30 music videos will take part in the competition. Nominees will compete for the title and a statue of the Black Horse and the monetary prize of 500 euros. Prizes will be awarded through voting process by festival audience.
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The Black Horse of Animation 2018
Submission Fee: Free
The competition is addressed to the directors of first, second or school short feature animations, premiered in the years 2017/2018. Approx. 30 movies will take part in the competition. Nominees will compete for the title and a statue of the Black Horse and the monetary prize of 500 euros. Prizes will be awarded through voting process by festival audience.
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Known festival contacts Contacts
Bart?omiej So?tysik
Administrator

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