Spain and International/ It is left open without restrictions a call to select, by means of a criteria in which will be valued particularly the quality, the experimentation, the innovation and the risk, the creations of all those audio-visual artists who wish that their works arep romoted and broadcast through a weekly and independent program of television produced from Madrid, Spain.
The content of the TV program Transfera is exclusively dedicated to divulge Video Art and Audio Visual Art in all its modalities (any processes of image-sound interaction, without exclusion of the experimental cinema), with the aim to disclose to the great public a view of the consolidated video artists and offer a platform for all those emergent video artists with a future projection who contribute with renewing proposals, avoid conventional visual language and does not find their place in other mass media spaces.
Due to the difficult challenge that supposes to mantain a project of this spread, destined essentially to compensate the well-known mediatic absence, the relation with the artists will be based on a principle of promotion and visibility, a guideline directed to strengthen the sustainability of the program.
However, all the received material will enter, unless the authors express the contrary, in the selection for the III Edition of MADATAC, the Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts Festival, that Transfera organize in Madrid, Spain, at the end of the year.
.This event will serve to prize the best videos among the selected and emitted in the program during the related period, as a compensation for their participation and support:
Five awards of a cutting-edge sculpture by Silvia Rosende and 3D designer Javier de Andrés, with the internacional professional recognition implicit in receiving this already prestigious award.
BEST VIDEO ART WORK
MOST INNOVATIVE WORK
MOST PROMISING VIDEO ARTIST
BEST VISUAL-AURAL INTERACTION
SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD (voted by the festival audiences)
The well-known TV programme Metrópolis (shown on Channel 2 of Spanish public television) will select and award works from the Official Section, totalling 27 minutes. Winning artists will be paid €100 per minute for broadcasting rights and the winning videos will be shown in a special programme dedicated to MADATAC to be broadcast on TVE2 at the end of the festival.
MADATAC and the auction house, Subastas Segre, will select from three to five of the winning pieces to be sold at public auction at 18, Calle Segre, Madrid. The works will be exhibited from the first week in December and the starting price will be around 800€-1000€ for editions of 3 copies on DVD. Artists will receive the final sale price less a percentage commission for administration and sale fees.
A single award for technological-artistic creative excellence to the artist who best fuses the worlds of technology and imagination in a single work of art. The prize is a state of the art product granted by Samsung.
.The participants must send their works,preferable not to exceed the 20’ although we made exceptions if the video merits it, in a PAL DVD, or uncompressed mpeg or mov files(at least 720x576 resolution, 16:9, but 4:3 is also accepted), with quality for broadcasting, engish/spanish subtitles if needed, an jpg still of the video, a brief CV and asigned form agreement form for broadcast permission.
.There are not restrictions for the age of the participants nor for the amount of material desired to send.
.We only ask that the submitted works will not be shown or prized in any other festival at least one month before, or at the same time that MADATAC takes place, to maintain the uniqueness of the work.
.The interested can also send a brief promotional video about themselves and their work (not more than 4' long), that will be included on Transfera TV as an artist presentation.
.This year deadline is September 5th.
.Transfera cannot return the sent material.
.Participation in this project implies the acceptance of all its rules.
.To receive more information on the call please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
.All materials has to be sent to the following address:
28232 Las Rozas
Madrid ESPAÑA (SPAIN)