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Mediawave

International Film and Music Gathering.

About

MEDIAWAVE Gathering – «ANOTHER CONNECTION» expects the applications of artists, whose individual way of creation is independent of fashion streams; for whom technique is the means not the purpose; who attempt to create an individual film code set - whether they live in a minority group or in a less exposed part of the world. We want a festival where an abundance of original, new and particular views will play a major role instead of exotic productions and tricks; where artists with different ways of thinking and free thoughts will come together.
Our geographical borderline situation gives us a chance to consciously mediate between the artistic movements of the Eastern and Western- European region - still rather isolated from each other. Our purpose is not to unify them, but to expose local values and characteristics. On the border of East and West, in the eastern border fortress of the old political and the newest/modern cultural and economical iron curtain, we attempt to reveal the products of modern age migration in film, a program supplemented by other visual performances (theatre, movement theatre, exhibitions) and folk-music, improvised and alternative music concerts.

Special Theme:

MINORITY

Any films can be submitted which deal with the problems of small nations and other minorities with special regard to European minorities especially the gipsy integration problems and opportunities.

“DUSTY REELS”

Films, that were once swept away by storms of the history, and were not presented due to isolation, political or economic reasons, or only a limited number of people, but not the general public could have seen them, or were put back into their boxes after a few showings. We are searching for imprints of disappeared worlds, for films preserving their artistic value despite the passing of time.

Program

Thus the Festival gives an importance and welcome especially:

  • features, short fictions and documentary films with uncommon structures, with the emphasis on the image and film realisation, instead of verbalism,
  • musical films: associated with jazz, contemporary or archaic folk music, also musical films creatively using or dealing with ethnic-based contemporary or improvised music,
  • dance and movement films: inspired by the subjects of dance and movements (with the exception of documentation of these),
  • animation films: based on different animation techniques, especially those expanding the limits of animation,
  • erotic films: with artistic contents,
  • films adapting and comparing East and West European visual and cultural values,
  • experimental films which use technics as instruments rather than goals.

Rules

  • The number of entries and their duration are not limited.
  • Entry forms must be completed, uploaded and printed, signed and submitted along with the Preview DVD; Poster and booklet (if available). The films can also be uploaded (links for uploading or online screener link must me sent by email) in digital format to the site given in the answer e-mail.
  • Films sent to the preview jury and also got into the festival programme, need to have English subtitles. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Hungary
Győr

Official website

mediawavefestival.hu

Contacts

Address:

MEDIAWAVE’ 2016 - "ANOTHER CONNECTION",
H-9001, 9022 Győr,
Apáca u. 38., Hungary

Postal adress:
9001 Győr Pf. 668.

Phone:+36 96 517 667
Fax:+36 96 517 668
Email: info@mediawave.hu

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    January 10, 2018
  • Event dates
    27 April — 1 May 2018
Categories & Fees

Films and videos, feature, short fiction, documentary, experimental, animation, dance, music, image/sound experimental works, musical works presented in any form or system.

  • Deadline — free

Any production (film and video) or performances (archaic folk music and rituals or their modern creative interpretations) may be entered that reflect ethnic, religious, musical, sexual and other aspects of small communities, ethnic groups, spiritual or other communities.

  • Deadline — free

Films that were once swept away by history's storms and were not presented due to isolation, political or economic reasons, or only a limited number of people could have seen them but not the general public, or were put back into their boxes after a few showings. We are searching for imprints of disappeared worlds, for films preserving their artistic value despite the passing of time.

  • Deadline — free

The films in the program can be watched (between 1 March and 26 April, 2018) and voted (until 31 March) online in a limited period of time.

  • Deadline — free

We are expecting those films, which reveal the world of jazz, improvised music, the contemporary and archaic folk music, furthermore the films based on dance and movement, both in documentary and fiction category.

  • Deadline — free
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