This year’s edition of the IN OUT Festival has introduced several changes to the rules of presentations and awarding. We encourage you to read the rules and the application card very carefully. 

The first change is about presentation of the videos in two sections during the Festival. The first section will be for those videos which used to be the only subject of the previous editions, which is videos exploring medium aesthetics and referring to the video and film concept as “photography enhanced” by the time dimension. The second section will be devoted to “visual narrations”, which doesn’t mean giving space to action movies or feature films. This new part of the festival wants to show works of artists who build wider and more complex forms of artistic expression based on the video-identity idea. The videos are then supposed to provide a powerful statement on issues that are fundamental for culture: “who I am, where I come from, where I am and where I am going to.

We hope that the statements will be formulated in a language of plain images and not abstract verbal notions. We also hope that the participating artists will choose to show works which put together the environment of contemporary media with the environment of their own domestic scene and also with their individual internal experience shown with forms referring to a structural movie. If a video is an internal screen for the imagination, then the pictures produced by a medium which has been purposefully and creatively damaged will give images of a pure structure of a video, and thus will be a metaphor of pure perceptual structure which will introduce their value by neighbouring with the world of various media experience.

Curator of the Festival: Michał Brzeizński

 Organizer -  Łaźnia Contemporary Art Centre in Gdansk   ( 80-767 Gdańsk,  ul.  Jaskółcza 1),
    announces an open competition for the best video – in the framework of the Fifth IN OUT Festival 2011   
    in the categories:

1) Visual narrations:
The entries shall make a story, treatise, a poem told in a visual language, where the event layer has been enhanced by artistic elements, showing their multidimensionality in the context of a video matter.

2) Enhanced photography:
The entries shall be deprived narration and shall focus on optic and artistic phenomena or the entries shall be a documented registration of events, referring to deep-rooted art events – performances.

Rules of the Competition:

1) The competition is open to professionals and art students creating moving pictures, called hereinafter “the videos”.

2) Each of the participants may submit not more than three videos.

3) The winning entries shall receive:
    a) visual narrations: 2,000.00 PLN
    b) enhanced photography: 2,000.00 PLN

The Organizer may grant other awards and also may refrain from granting any award.
The awards shall be paid out within 30 days after the competition results have been publicly announced. The awards are subject to income tax on general rules; the tax shall be deducted and paid to the tax authorities by the organizer.

4. Each entry shall be accompanied by an Application Form, filled by the applicant, short artistic biography of the author(s) (up to 10 sentences), a video frame of graphic in jpg format and a short comment with recommendations on how the work should be presented (up to 10 sentences).

5. A video qualifies to the competition if the following criteria have been met:
a) realization – any technique, file in a DV AVI or MPEG2 format,
b) opening credits: title and name of the author,
c) form of presentation: screening of the video, 1-channel video,
d) duration from 1 to 15 minutes.

6. The competition jury consisting of three jurors shall choose the winners on the last day of video screening during the Fifth IN OUT Festival 2011 in the Organizer’s premises. The Jury shall receive a set of the entries with the author comments and suggested forms of presentation. Two weeks prior to the announcement of the awards, a list on nominees shall be published at the website of the CSW Łaźnia at .

7. The author, by submitting their video to the competition, grants their consent to free of charge show of their work during the Fifth IN OUT Festival 2011 in the Łaźnia Art Centre in Gdansk and also during other events promoting the Festival.

8. The competition entries shall be submitted by 1 August 2011 and the results shall be announced by 23 October 2011.

9. The Organizer shall not return the video copies and the accompanying information materials.

10. The Organizer shall not be liable for losses and damages suffered by the videos during transport.

11. The applicant grants to the Organizer a free and non-exclusive licence for undefined period of time to use the video in the following fields of copyrights:
1) recording and copying on a film, DVD, gramophone record,  CDR, CDRW, DVDR, DVDRW, video, CD, minidisc, VHS, flash memory,
2) entering into circulation in non-commercial purposes to promote Łaźnia and the festival,
3) saving in the computer memory,
4) performing in public,
5) showing,
6) screening,
7) broadcasting by cable or wireless transmission from ground station,
8) broadcasting by satellite,
9) simultaneous and integral broadcasting of the work being broadcasted by another TV organisation,
10) distributing by the Internet (including by email, websites and ftp servers, etc), Intranet, Extranet and other computer networks.

12. The works accompanied by the enclosed Application Form shall be submitted to the Organizer by 1 August 2011 to the following address:

Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej „Łaźnia”
ul.  Jaskółcza 1
80-767 Gdańsk
with a reference: V Festiwal IN OUT 2011

15. The videos sent without filled Application Form or not meeting technical requirements shall be rejected on formal grounds.

16. By submitting the video with the filled Application Form the author accepts rules of the Fifth IN OUT Festival 2011.

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Mieczysław Struk, the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship is the Honorary patron of the project.
The awards in 5th IN OUT Festival 2010 are founded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk.

Municipal Institution of Culture