Third Video Festival, CAIRO

For contemporary and experimental video art

19 Oct 2008
15 Sep 2008

Call For Submissions

Deadline for receiving material: 15 September 2008 at 12:00 pm

The Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) and Medrar for Contemporary Art are sending out an open Call for Submissions to the THIRD Video Festival hosted at CiC in 2008.

Beach – Domestic Tourism Series.jpg - By Cairo-based visual artist, Maha Maamoun.

Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept / low budget experimental videos. Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screening on the rooftop of CiC accompanied by talks/discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of key themes and issues presented in the works. With this festival, the organizers seek to trigger a dialogue about the possibilities and limitations of this particular use of the medium of video today.

Guidelines For Applying

- Individuals, groups or associations are allowed to participate.
- Participation with more than one video is allowed.
- Documentary, feature or commercial videos will be excluded.
- Videos should be produced during 2006 and 2008, and not more than 30 min.
- Screenings should not have any specific recommendations.

The organizing crew has the right to use the participant's data within all promotional means and publications, with reserved copyrights.
Videos sent will be kept in the archive of the association.

To participate:

Please submit a completed application form and your video (DVD-PAL or NTSC format) in a sealed envelope to:
THIRD Video Festival
Contemporary Image Collective
20 Safeya Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo, Egypt

Deadline for receiving material:

15th of September 2008 at 12:00 pm
Participants will be informed of the final selection by the 29th of September, 2008

To download an application form please go to


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