Call for artists’ participation in the 6th International Video Poetry Festival | Athens Greece

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The +Institute [for Experimental Arts] and Void Network


the 6th International Video Poetry Festival 2017

Winter 2017
at Free Self-Organised Theatre EMBROS / Athens / Greece

The yearly International Video Poetry Festival 2017 will be held for sixth time in Greece in Athens. Approximately 2500 people attended the festival last years.

This year there will be one zone of the festival. The unique zone will include video poems, visual poems, short film poems and cinematic poetry by artists from all over the world (America, Asia, Europe, Africa).

We are inviting the artists – poets, video artists, directors, producers – who want to visit the festival to present their art project at the Theatre. We can provide to them accommodation for 3 days one day before the festival, during the festival and one day afterwards.

The International Video Poetry Festival 2017 attempts to create an open public space for the creative expression of all tendencies and streams of contemporary visual poetry.

It is very important to notice that this festival is a part of the counter culture activities of Void Network and the +Institute [for Experimental Arts] and will be a non-sponsored, free entrance, non commercial and non profit event. The festival will cover the costs (2000 posters, 15.000 flyers, high quality technical equipment) from the incomes of the bar of the festival. All the participating artists and the organizing groups will participate voluntary in the festival.

This year the +Institute [for Experimental Arts] invites the artists and creators of video poems to participate from their side in our effort to cover the expenses of the festival without private or state sponsorship. For this reason we propose to the artists the suggested donation of 5 euros for the submission of their video poems. THE PARTICIPATION IS FREE. Each artist can send more than one work (1 to 3 video poems for free). You can add  the suggested donation of 5 euro (or more) to the following bank account

National Bank of Greece 04664860451 Iban GR2101100460000004664860451 Swift (BIC) ETHNGRAA

Void Network started organizing multi media poetry nights in 1990. Void Network and +the Institute [for Experimental Arts] believe that multi media Poetry Nights and Video Poetry shows can vibrate in the heart of the Metropolis, bring new audiences in contact with contemporary poetry and open new creative dimensions for this ancient art. To achieve this, we respect the aspirations and the objectives of the artists, create high quality self organized exhibition areas and show rooms, we work with professional technicians and we offer meeting points and fields of expression for artists and people that tend to stand antagonistically to the mainstream culture.

We would like to thank Dave Bonta from the Moving Poems, a global site with the best video poems in the web that inspired us to create the International Video Poetry Festival in Athens and we cooperate since 2012 to spread out the announcement of the Festival each year so as to gather new video poems from all over the world.

International Video Poetry Festival photos on Flickr
You can look here and here for some photos of previous poetry nights
organized by Void Network and + the Institute [for Experimental Arts]
And visit Flickr for more photos from Void Network art, events and actions


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: no later than November 20, 2017 (date of postmark)


Submit your poem(s) in three simple steps:

  1. Click here to downloadand complete the submission form
  2. Your participation is FREE. Please you can add  the suggested donation of 5 euro (or more) to the following bank account

National Bank of Greece 04664860451 Iban GR2101100460000004664860451 Swift (BIC) ETHNGRAA

  1. Please, send the submission material via email as following:
  2. a)via email:
    your video poems in mp4 or mov file (all video poems in a single we transfer file)
    the submission form and photos in .jpg file

Email: theinstitutecontact [at]
*please replace [at] with @ symbol to send email



  1. Complete the application form. You have to send it back to the email account

Συμπληρώστε την αίτηση. Θα χρειαστεί να την στείλετε στον ηλεκτρονικό λογαριασμό

  1. Attach 1 to 3 images (jpeg, tiff) of your artwork to the email containing this application form.

Χρειάζεται να επισυνάψετε 1-3 εικόνες (σε μορφή jpeg, tiff)  της δουλειά σας στο email μαζί με αυτή την αίτηση

  1. Send the digital file of your video poems through internet using the email account

We propose the following Definition and File Type


720 x 576

1280 x 720

1920 x 1080

File Type:



You can use or any other FREE SERVICE to send us big files.

Στείλτε τα αρχεία με τα βιντεο-ποιήματά σας μέσω email στον ηλεκτρονικό λογαριασμό Μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε το ή οποιαδήποτε άλλο ελεύθερο διαδικτυακό ταχυδρομείο για να στείλετε μεγάλα αρχεία.

Σας προτείνουμε τις παρακάτω τεχνικές λεπτομέρειες


720 x 576

1280 x 720

1920 x 1080

File Type:



  1. It is very important to name your files (videos and still images, photos) as it is shown below:


Title of video poem
Artist’s name

Είναι σημαντικό να ονομάσετε τα αρχεία που θα στείλετε (εικόνες και βίντεο) όπως φαίνεται στο παράδειγμα παρακάτω:

Τίτλος Βιντεοποιήματος
Όνομα καλλιτέχνη
Χώρα Συμμετοχής

  1. Be careful, you have to send only one email with
    • the application form
    • the link to download the video poems or the video poems archives
    • the still images of the video poems
    • any website of your art work projects

Προσοχή, θα πρέπει να στείλετε μόνο ένα email το οποίο θα περιλαμβάνει:

α. την αίτηση συμμετοχής

β. το Link που χρειάζεται για να κατεβάσουμε τα βιντεοποιήματα ή το ίδιο το αρχείο που μας στέλνετε

γ. τις εικόνες

δ. website του καλλιτεχνικού σας έργου

  1. We recommend you to add English or Greek subtitles to your video poems even if the spoken language is in English as it will be easier for people outside the English spoken world to understand it.

Σας προτείνουμε να προσθέσετε αγγλικούς υπότιτλους στο βίντεο σας έτσι ώστε να μπορεί αυτό να συμπεριληφθεί σε προβολές του προγράμματος του Φεστιβάλ σε άλλες χώρες εκτός Ελλάδος.

We suggest you to send your video poems through internet. Otherwise you can also post your DVD file in the following address / Προτείνουμε η αποστολή των βιντεοποιημάτων σας να γίνει μέσω email. Διαφορετικά ταχυδρομήσετε το DVD με τα αρχεία σας στην διεύθυνση


GREECE 10443

Please post it not later than November 20, 2017 (date of postmark) to the International Film Poetry Festival, Athens.

Παρακαλούμε πολύ μην τα ταχυδρομήσετε αργότερα από της 20 Νοέμβρη2017.

+ the Institute [for Experimental Arts] will inform you about your participation in early December 2017.

Το +Ινστιτούτο [Πειραματικών Τεχνών] θα σας ενημερώσει για την συμμετοχή σας έως τις αρχές Δεκεμβρίου 2017.

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