SIMULTAN 2021 – Call for video submissions

deadline: 5 August 2021

The 16th edition of the SIMULTAN Festival will take place between September 11-19, 2021 in Timișoara, Romania under the motto ‘Unstable State of Things’. Life, as we knew it, is changing radically and probably someday will take a different form, providing a good opportunity to test ourselves and develop our ability to adapt to reality. It is important to understand not only what is happening, but also what is the potential of this transformation of the world following this crisis. The most difficult thing is to tolerate uncertainty and the unknown… in a world where we have come to believe that we have control, but nature proves otherwise.  Learning to tolerate insecurity and the unknown brings us closer to our human condition, fragile and precarious as it is. And the sign is, perhaps, to become human again, that is, to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, fragile, dependent on each other. It is a time to look to the future and imagine what we want our lives to look like from now on.

The call is open for emerging and established artists, new authors and/or students. We are looking for submissions of innovative video works related to the festival motto, created in the last two years. 

CATEGORIES: experimental, narrative, documentary, digital/generative
NUMBER OF WORKS: 2 max. / author
DURATION: 10 minutes max. / work

Upload a preview version of your video to youtube (can be unlisted) or vimeo (optional with password) and include the link in the application form.
The video must contain the title of the work author’s name and year of production.
Fill in the online application form with the required details about the work(s) and the author(s) here: https://bit.ly/SimultanOpenCall2021 

No entry fee.

We will award four video works (two romanian artists and two international artists) with a 250 Euro artist fee.

All works will be reviewed and selected by the festival’s curatorial staff. Only those accepted will become part of the Festival screening program. The jury’s decision is final.
Warning – Incomplete applications will not be considered!

The applicant declares to be the author or the rights owner and copyright of the submitted work(s).

A. The author grants the Simultan Association a non-exclusive limited license that permits a public screening of the work(s) as part of the 16th edition of the Festival.
B. The author agrees that the work will be shown as part of a screening program, and the programming and scheduling are at the discretion of the Festival.
C. Simultan Association agrees that at all times the author remains the owner of the work(s).
D. The author grants Simultan Association permission to use any extract, excerpt, part, still image from the work (not exceeding 30 seconds), and/or to use the author’s name and biography in any media for the purpose of promoting the Festival.
E. All selected works may be used in other presentations and partner events with the aim of promoting the Simultan Festival, but not for commercial purposes. The submitted works will be stored in the Festival’s archive.

SIMULTAN is an annual festival dedicated to interdisciplinary arts – emerging media projects, experimental music and audio-visual and sound projects, in order to support new forms of artistic expression. 

The festival program includes live audio-visual performances, video art screenings, exhibitions, conferences and workshops,  which some themes and methods are: stylistic eclecticism, the relationship between man and automation, recycling or ecological themes, dry lyricism, the fusion of acoustic and electronic instruments, the expanded cinema, the jovial live sound collage, as well as the reflection on the political valences of sound.

For additional information:
simultanfestival [at] gmail [dot] com