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European Media Art Festival

EMAF is internationally known as one of the most influential forums of contemporary Media Arts. The festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, projects and ventures are created and presented. It is a meeting point for artists, curators, academics, students and a wider audience interested in film and media art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects to formal experiments.

Three prizes are awarded at EMAF: the EMAF Media Art Award of the German Film Critics Association (VDFK, endowed with 1,000 euros), the Dialog Award (endowed with 2,000 euros) and the EMAF Award, endowed with 3,000 euros.


Film Programme: International survey of experimental and artists’ films, curated special programmes and retrospectives
Exhibition: Media installations at Kunsthalle Osnabrueck and other places
Talks: Talks, workshops, presentations and panels
Campus: European academies and universities present their latest programmes and projects


Experimentalfilm Workshop e.V.
Festival Management
Katrin Mundt
Hermann Nöring
Alfred Rotert
Stina Koch
Florian Vollmers
Katharina Lohmeyer (parental leave)
Finance and Guest Service
David Quitmann
Administration Film Programme
Johanna Doyé
Technical Staff
Thorsten Alich
Christian Löwrick
Joshua van der Veen
Reinhard Westendorf
Website Content
Katharina Lohmeyer
Johanna Doyé
Stina Koch

Festival 2021

Film programme: Katrin Mundt, Mason Leaver-Yap, Philip Widmann, Tinne Zenner
Guest Curators Theme Programme „The Unpossessable Possessor“: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy
Guest Curator „Show Us the Money and We Will Resist“: Nour Ouayda
Guest Curators „The New Death“: Jaakko Pallasvuo, Steve Reinke
Jury EMAF Award & Dialogue Award: Christina Li, Nour Ouayda, Claudia Slanar
Jury EMAF Media Art Prize of the Association of German Film Critics (VDFK): Dunja Bialas, Jan Künemund, Tina Waldeck
Exhibition: Inga Seidler
Talks: Daphne Dragona, Alfred Rotert
Construction and Technical Staff for Exhibition: Andreas Zelle, Stefan Hestermeyer
Translation: Edith C. Watts, Brigitte Willinger
Photographers: Angela von Brill, Kerstin Hehmann


Take a look at the fine people funding us. We thank all of them for their great support.


01a Nordmedia01b Osnabrueck01c Auswaertiges Amt01c 2 Goethe01d Stiftung Niedersachsen01e Vgh Stiftung01g Landschaftsverband

Project Partners

02a Kunsthalle Os02b Hase2902c Bbk02d Lagerhalle02e Universitaet Os02f Hochschule Os02g Cinema Arthouse02h Haus Der Jugend

Media Partners

03a Kultur West03b Neural03c Le Monde

Cultural Partners

04a Ndr Kultur