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CologneOFF VI – Let’s Celebrate!

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CologneOFF VI – Let’s Celebrate!!
5 Years CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival

In 2010, CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival
is celebrating its 5th anniversary – a good reason to try the new festival concept as a networked festival, including a networked jury, networked contributions and a series of networked screenings between September and December 2010 and beyond.

CologneOFF – founded in 2006 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne as a new type of film and video festival dedicated to art forms of film and video in a global context – is following a successful concept of a festival without a static location of its own.
It does not last just 2 or 3 days a year, but is all the year everyday 24 hours available to the audience online and simultaneouslöy via physical screenings in cooperation with partner festivals.

This independance of availabliity on one hand, and dependance on networking partners makes CologneOFF most attractive not only o the audience, but basically also to the participating artists/directors and their films and videos due to a lasting promotion, confidence and trust.

After 5 successful festival editions, i.e
CologneOFF I – “Identityscapes” – 2006
CologneOFF II – “Image vs Music” – 2006
CologneOFF III – “Toon! Toon! – art cartoons & animated narriatives” – 2007
CologneOFF IV – “Here We Are! – 2008
CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? – 2009

and their physical manifestations 2006-2010 – in New Dehli/India, Rotterdam/NL, Maracaibo/Venezuela, Rosario/Argentina, Lyon/France, Belgrade/Serbia, Szeczin/Poland, Brussels/Belgium, Istanbul/Turkey, Guadaljara/Mexico, Athens/Greece, Sarajevo/Bosnia-Hercegovia, Thessaloniki/Greece, Clermont-Ferrand/France, Jakarta/Indonesia, Hong Kong/ China, Bristol/UK and many more –

CologneOFF is taking the occasion of its 5th anniversary to thank all artists & directors, partners and the audience and invites all to celebrate CologneOFF VI under the festival theme “let’s celebrate – memory and identity in an experimental context” to be launched in September 2009 as part of NewMediaFest’2010 –
10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwok]:|| cologne – global heritage of digital culture

The networked jury consists of

Gioula Papadopoulou, curator of Videoart Festival Miden (Greece)
Margarida Paiva, director of Oslo Screen Festival (Norway)
Macu Moran, director VideoArtWorld Barcelona/Spain
Tamas Gabeli, director of BuSho – Budapest International Short Film Festival
Giorgio Fideli , curator& president of Visual Container Milan (Italy)
Mohamed Allam, director and curator of Medrar, Cairo
Jonas Nilsson, manager of Art Video Screening, initiator and chief-coordinator of Örebro International Videoart Festival (Sweden)

Besides the official festival program, networked festival contrubutions will be made by
Videoart Festival Miden, Osloa Screen Festival, BuSho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival, Art Video Screening Orebro, Video Art World Barcelona, Visual Container Milan and Video Festival Cairo.

This is the CologneOFF 2011 basic program “CologneOFF VI” –>
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=752

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CologneOFF VI –
6th edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

festival director & chief curator

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
Mauritiussteinweg 64
D – 50676 Cologne
Germany

Email:the-network (at) koeln.de
URL: http://www.nmartproject.net

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