hungry eyes festival is a festival at the intersection of film, performance, and installation art. It emerged in 2017 from the film festival Filmsommer and has since sharpened its profile as an interdisciplinary festival that questions film and cinematic work not only on the screen, but also in performative and installation contexts. By changing the venues within the city of Giessen, each issue has a different focus in this examination. The festival program consists of several short film series as well as installative and performative positions.
The program of this year's hungry eyes festival consisting of short film series, performative and installative works will explore what constitutes the medium film and how cinemato-graphic elements and working methods can be translated into other media. What can cinematic work mean in the context of installation art and performances if it does not only mean the playing of audiovisual clips? To what extent can also a short film address its own form and play with performative elements? From a ballet of overhead projectors, an exhibition with flip-books to a silent movie screening with virtual reality glasses – everything is possible.
The organizers are looking for:
Since the organizational team is particularly interested in interdisciplinary works, they also encourage artists to apply with projects that do not fit perfectly into one of these categories.
The festival will cover travel and transport costs. For short films, the organizers can pay the travel costs for one artist per film. If required, they will organise accommodation in private flats.
The open call deadline is 31st August 2020. Details about how to apply can be found here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)