(23/11/06) – The Athens Video Art Festival is open to submissions. The festival’s mission is to ‘support of digital culture and the promotion of this modern and innovative form of expression, giving the artists additional motives to create and the chance to express themselves freely using all audiovisual means.’ The festival is annual and it takes place in April. The postmark deadline is 20 January 2007 and submission is free of charge.

Elsewhere in Germany, the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabruck is invitating submissions for its 2007 edition, which will mark the 20th anniversary of this landmark media art festival in Europe. Deadline is December 12 and submission is free of charge.

Finally, Cinéma du réel, organised by the Bibliothèque publique d’information since 1978, is also open for submissions. The festival is a major documentary film festival, a ‘reference event in which the public as well as the professionals discover new films and new filmmakers, in which today’s documentary filmmaking confronts with the best of documentary cinema history.’ The event includes workshops and special events. Deadline is 30 November and submission is free of charge.