LAZNIA 1 2010 - 4th IN OUT FESTIVAL 2010
IN-OUT Festival will take place in Łaźnia CCA for the 4th time. Just like the year before - it will be open to everyone. Festival is focused on selecting the most interesting video works, that seek to find innovative formal and aesthetic solutions.
Nowadays video is a commonly used method of recording various actions, and, thanks to internet, it can be regarded as a general field of discussion (i.a. discourses on art). Ordinary, trivial and simple usage of this tool in different functional contexts happens to make language of video clear these times.

The main aim of the festival is to search for these works, that through the knowledge of different contexts of video art, try to bring new qualities to its functional and well-known form. Works promoted at festival are characterized by lack of plot. Major emphasis is put on showing aesthetic features resulting from technological aspects of the same picture. So, all that seem to be an error in the video is brought to reflection according to the rule BAD FILM = GOOD ART. Festival is planned to explore contemporary methods of describing the world: through video picture itself- and not literary layer hidden inside.

This year the main competition will be combined with followed shows:
D.A.R.E - curator: Alberto Guerreiro
and a premiere of new video work:
FILM - by Michał Brzeziński

Winners will receive two grant prizes:
1st prize: 2000 PLN
2nd prize: 1000 PLN
and two Honorary mentions: 500 PLN each

Works complete with an application card must be submitted until 5 September 2010.

Project D.A.R.E.

Video Art International

Curator: Alberto Guerreiro


Vienne Chan

William Esdale

Danny Germansen

Michael Douglas Hawk

Luca Curci oraz Fabiana Roscioli

Niclas Hallberg

Anders Weberg

Stina Pehrsdotter

Paul Rascheja

Michał Brzeziński

Alberto Guerreiro



Mieczysław Struk, the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship is the Honorary patron of the project.
The awards in 4th IN OUT Festival 2010 are founded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk.

Project is supported by Instituto Camões and Portuguese Embassy in Warsaw.

4th edition of the IN OUT Festival 2010

Rules of the competition:
1. The competition consists of two stages. Both professionals and students of art faculties creating their works on the basis of motion picture, hereinafter referred to as 'films', are invited to take part.
2. Each participant may put forward up to three films.
3. Prizes and Honourable mentions in the competition are as follows:
1st prize: PLN 2 000.00
2nd prize: PLN 1 000.00
Honorary mentions (2): PLN 500.00
The Organizer reserves the right to divide prizes differently or not to grant them at all. Prizes and the Honourable mentions shall be paid not later than within 30 days from the date of public presentation of films at the 2 stage of the competition. Prizes and Honourable mentions shall be subject to taxation on general terms and conditions: the tax shall be collected and paid by the Organizer.
4. To each film put forward for the competition there shall be attached an application form, filled in legibly by the person registering the film for the competition, a short biography of the author(-s) (up to 10 sentences) as well as a still image or graphics in the JPG format. Where the character
of the film requires an additional description or a suitable technical information, this shall be also attached to the film.
5. In the competition one can register a film fulfilling the criteria mentioned below:
    a) rendition – by any technique; recorded on a DVD in the AVI or MPG format
    b) required form of presentation: projection, 1-channel video,
    c) duration from more than 1 minute to 20 minutes,
    d) opening credits shall contain the title of the work.
6. Films to be shown at the 2 stage of the competition will be selected by the competition jury, appointed by the Organizer.
7. The results of the 2 stage of the competition shall be settled by the 4-person international Jury.
8. The results of the 2 stage of the competition shall be announced on the last day of presentation of films.
9. By registering a film in the competition, the author simultaneously consents for the free presentation of his work during the 4th edition of the IN OUT Festival 2010 in the registered office of Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk as well as during other presentations promoting the statutory activity of Laznia CCA and also to use films according to the paragraph13th.
10. The competition films shall be sent by 1st September 2010 and the competition shall be settled on 22nd October 2010.
11. The Organizer does not return review copies of films or materials attached thereto. At the request of authors, review copies may be returned to them at their expense.
12. The Organizer shall not be liable for the loss of or damage to films during transport.
13. Films registered for the competition may be used in television programmes and digital publications related to the IN OUT Festival 2010. The films shall be archived, so that they can be non-commercially made available for the purpose of promotion, education and research. It is also
admissible to record the films on a common DVD carrier and put them in circulation, non-commercially, in order to promote programme actions of the Organizer.
14. Works with an application form shall be delivered, to the Organizer by the final and absolute deadline falling on 1st September 2010 at 3 p.m. (the date of receipt counts) to the following address:
Festiwal IN OUT 2010
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
ul. Jaskolcza 1
80-767 Gdansk
15. Films sent without the filled application form and failing to meet the technical requirements shall be rejected due to formal reasons. Information concerning the author shall not be available for Jury members.
16. Sending of a film for competition together with an application form shall be tantamount to the acceptance of the regulations of the IN OUT Festival 2010 and the consent for the presentation of the work during the festival and use in accordance with paragraphs 9th and 13th of this Regulations.
IN OUT Festiwal 2010
8th February 2010
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk
info: tel.: (058) 305 40 50 e-mail:

Application form
Municipal Institution of Culture