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15 Jun 2013

Open Call | Videoholica 2013

VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria is now accepting submissions for its 6th edition that will take place from 1st to 5th August, 2013. Submissions are accepted in Video Art, Short films and Animation categories.


The theme of VIDEOHOLICA 2013 is [OUT OF FOCUS!]

The 6th VIDEOHOLICA pleads defocussing. Visually, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads against the idling mainstream tendency “everything to be in focus” and against the luxurious advertising image, which is digitally improved and cleaned up from “mistakes”. Creatively, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads for a creative approach, which doesn’t follow the convenient slant of the tendencies. It is that approach, which uses allegorical language and speaks about things without pointing them out, describes them between the lines without “focusing” the camera directly in a point. Politically, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads those alternative views of the problems of today’s society, which are out of focus of the news, and which are not on the agenda of the political analysis of the global community.

VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads that outburst of “creative insanity”, after which the world is not the same any more. [OUT OF FOCUS!] is both “blur” and “fog”, but it is also beyond this.


VIDEOHOLICA festival is designed as video art forum with international participation to present to the audience of Varna a remarkable and highly valuable programme of video art works. In parallel with the video art screenings of VIDEOHOLICA, the events of the festival include exhibitions, discussions and workshops concerning video and contemporary art topics lead by established local and international art professionals followed by a reception with invited video artist. The festival events take place in traditional gallery and museum spaces and also in nontraditional outdoor / public spaces in Varna where contemporary art is less known.

VIDEOHOLICA 2013 OPEN CALL will run until 15th June 2013 and all applications are very welcome. Click here for more information!