EMAF 2018 - the Awards

We are happy, proud and thankful for the great time with you! Yesterday the 31st European Media Art Festival ended. Countless artists, filmmakers and experts have come to Osnabrück to present themselves and their works - in the exhibitions, the film programmes, performances and the conference. On the fourth evening of the festival, three prizes were awarded at the EMAF on Saturday Read more

EMAF 2018 - the opening

More than twenty degrees Celsius, several dozen speakers and over 1,400 visitors - the EMAF started yesterday with a great summer evening. We were very happy about the many people who came from Osnabrück, Germany and the world for the opening of the 31st European Media Art Festival! Until Sunday our visitors can expect countless films, parties, panels, installations and performances. Read more

Media Campus INIT

The European Media Art Festival was founded in the eighties by students. No wonder, then, that the promotion of young talent continues to play an important role at the EMAF to this day. However, the Media Campus INIT has probably never been larger than it is this year: 80 student artists will be showing their works in Osnabrück in the coming days - including more than 40 installations and 30 short and feature films. Read more

Programme EMAF 2018

For several years, there has been a growing interest among artists in pursuing journalistic and scientific working methods, evident in their increased use of forms such as long-term enquiries, interviews, and "forensic" investigations into contemporary and historical documentary images. That is why also the Conference of EMAF at Kunsthalle Osnabrück will deal with the festival subject „Report – Notes from Reality“. Read more

EMAF 2018 - the film programme

Our five-strong film committee, led by Ralf Sausmikat, spent several months viewing, assessing and deliberating on the almost 2,000 films that had been submitted to EMAF. The result is an exciting programme that is well worth watching, ranging from carefully researched documentary films and personal reflection to discourse involving society as a whole.
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EMAF 2018 - the exhibition

It is now less than two weeks until the start of the 31st European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück. Today, we wish to tell you about the media art works that will be presented in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück up until 21 May, curated by Franz Reimer and Hermann Nöring. The EMAF exhibition will also address the festival theme “Report – Notes from Reality”.
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Programme now online!

Over 2,100 artists have submitted their work to the various festival sections. From this wealth of material, we have selected 127 short and feature films, more than 70 installations, live performances, five film programmes curated on the festival theme, and several conference contributions. Works by Candice Breitz, Venice Biennial participant, documenta artists Forensic Architecture, and theatre star Milo Rau are just some of the pieces from the exhibition worth a special mention.

For more information about the exhibitions, film programmes, conference, performances and Media Campus INIT, please refer to our programme booklet online at:

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EMAF at the Landesvertretung Lower Saxony

The European Media Art Festival in Berlin, Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, 12.02.2018

You are kindly invited!

Opening of the annual program 2018 "inspektionen // Wahrheit" (inspections // truth) of the Landesvertretung Niedersachsen in Berlin.

Guest artist : Bjørn Melhus

A film program, curated by the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück with films by Paul Heintz (F), Randa Maroufi (F), Dylan McNeil (USA), Bjørn Melhus (D) and Paul Wiersbinski (D)

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Welcome and beginning: 19 h

Location: Landesvertretung Niedersachsen, In den Ministergärten 10, D- 10117 Berlin (near Potsdamer Platz).

Pic. (c) Björn Melhus: Deadly Storms, Video-Still (3 monitors), 2008


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