VIPER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2005
CALL FOR ENTRIES
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VIPER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR FILM VIDEO AND NEW MEDIA
17 - 21 NOVEMBER 2005
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PLEASE NOTE
Deadline: May 31, 2005 (date of the official postal stamp)
Due to the large amount of submissions the deadline will not be extended.
[Works and projects that are not ready by the closing date for entries can
be entered in the form of indicative documentation material or as a concept
description]

Awards: CHF 10.000 in each category & Swiss Award (CHF 10.000)
Acceptance decision: July 2005
Master Setting due: October 1, 2005
Festival dates: November 17 - 21, 2005
 
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Entry is free of charge.
Regulations, registration form, and further information:
http://competition2005.viper.ch/
Participants are asked to:
1_fill out the online-registration
2_send a signed print-out of the online registration form along with the
entry material.
 
 
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VIPER is one of the major European film, video and new media festivals. It
offers a highly-regarded platform for presenting innovative works and
projects attracting Swiss and international filmmakers and producers,
artists, curators, critics and purveyors of ideas from the media, research
and politics. In addition VIPER's International Forum provides an up-to-date
podium for presenting and discussing forward-looking positions, models and
scenarios - a Think-and-Do-Tank for 21st century media, culture and society.
 
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VIPER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2005
The Call for the renowned VIPER International Competition has been launched
with revised categories since 2003, considering the entire spectrum of
expression forms of the digital formats. At the same time a unique forum for
more and more extensive cross-media and innovative projects has been
established going beyond established generic boundaries.
 
A renowned international jury selects from the submissions the winners of
the awards in each category. Irrespective of the category the best Swiss
work will receive the SWISS AWARD. Selected works and projects will be
presented during the festival.
 
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CATEGORIES
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IMAGINATION 
is open to works and projects dealing with traditional and future forms of
the moving image.
 
Possible submissions include analogue and digital films/videos, experimental
films (including sound/video), 2D and 3D animations, extended forms of
traditional cinema, linear and non-linear narrative image sequences, mobile
and innovative screen formats, split- and/or multiple-screen arrangements.
They may be complemented by modes of individual and collective interaction
if wished.
 
PROCESSING 
is open to works and projects that are characterised by processes and live
elements.
 
Installations or systems can be submitted that are devised to involve a
local situation and/or an audience actively, thus emphasising the ability to
interact and improvise when handling digital information systems. This
includes performances, immersive and hybrid (real/virtual) environments,
'play- and social software' applications, 'smart objects', intelligent and
ambient systems as well as interface and interaction design.
 
TRANSPOSITION
is open to works and projects emphasising acting and communicating within
technologically defined networks.
 
Applications, prototypes and concepts can be submitted that use or
specifically apply network architecture that functions independently of time
and place. This includes for example location-related and distributed
systems (LAN/WAN/WIFI etc.), mobile computing, UMTS and GPS applications,
infra-red and Bluetooth connections. The key feature in each case is an
unusual and/or experimental use of technologically defined network
topographies.
 
VIPER is looking forward to receiving exciting, ambitious and innovative
works and projects!
 
VIPER | International Competition 2005
PO Box
CH-4002 Basel
Switzerland
T: +41.61.283 27 00
F: +41.61.283 27 05
E: competition@viper.ch
W: http://competition2005.viper.ch/