EMAF 34: Our online film programme is an international hit - exhibition until the end of May - HBK Braunschweig Campus #smalltalks
After twelve days of film programmes on the streaming platform emaf.cinemalovers.de the organisers of the 34th European Media Art Festival (EMAF) have drawn a positive balance: The demand for festival passes and accreditations was very high, and the continuous and intensive use of the streaming site indicates a lively interest in the range of films on offer at this year’s EMAF, confirms Katrin Mundt, film programme director. “We are very pleased, not least because the hits were broadly spread geographically, confirming the EMAF’s high importance for the international media art scene.” More than 60 per cent of the hits came from outside Germany. The competition entries and feature-length films were viewed particularly frequently, followed by the curated short film programmes. “The lively participation in the EMAF Talks and Artist Conversations also shows that our visitors engaged intensively with the content of the contributions and that the programme conveyed valuable impulses,” says Katrin Mundt. “Setting up the online film programme was a considerable challenge for our team. That’s why we’re even more pleased with the positive feedback we’ve received in the last few days, and we’re looking forward to making real-life festival experiences possible again next year.”
The festival’s media art exhibition can be visited online until 30 May: the artists exhibiting under the theme “possessed” offer insights into their work on the streaming platform emaf.cinemalovers.de. In addition, documentaries and film tours of the exhibition will be presented successively in the coming days. For International Museum Day, EMAF curator Inga Seidler is offering an online guided tour of the exhibition at Kunsthalle Osnabrück on 16 May at 3 pm. It will be held via Zoom and requires registration at email@example.com by 14 May.
The class of art students from the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig /Braunschweig University of Fine Arts participating in this year’s EMAF is putting on a special offer in the festival’s Campus section: In daily Artist Talks, they will offer insights into the works they created for the festival, inquiring into connections between the microcosm and the macrocosm, the political and the private, their own privileges and discrimination. You can follow the “Campus #smalltalks” on their own channel via the link www.emaf.de/sektionen/#section_4 until Sunday, 9 May.
The European Media Art Festival (EMAF) extends its thanks to its sponsors, in particular nordmedia, the City of Osnabrück, the Goethe-Institut, the German Foreign Office, the Stiftung Niedersachsen, the VGH-Stiftung and the Landschaftsverband Osnabrücker Land e. V..
Warmest greetings from your EMAF 2021 team