This year’s edition of the IN OUT festival differs from the previous in marking off two separate categories of presented and evaluated video works. The prize of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk will be awarded only to the two best works – one from each category. The first category concerns minimalist video works referred to as expanded photography and the second one constitutes visual narrations. Because the best value of video as a medium is showing privacy, micronarration and microhistory, going into privacy and presenting social changes from the point of view of the individual, we have decided to make video-identity the fundamental watchword holding the character of the festival together, as this is what video artists present in a cultural and big verbal narration context. The success of this year’s original formula and consistent theoretical vision of the festival may be expressed by a rapid growth of the number of entries and the improving quality of the registered works. In the future, we would like IN OUT festival to become a forum for exchanging ideas for Polish academic circles dealing with the video. This year, we are going to make the academic circles meet for the first time the international context of registered works created by contemporary artists. Thus, during the festival works created by the Polish representatives of the Academy of the Fine Arts will be presented.


Mieczysław Struk, the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship is the Honorary Patron of the project. The awards in 5th IN OUT Festival 2011 are founded by the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk.

Municipal Institution of Culture