Cinematica is an international festival that deals specifically with the image-movement relationship in the visual and performing arts.
The festival, along with the programme that includes video and film screenings, performances, exhibitions, installations and laboratories, wants to convey new trends in audiovisual and performance experimentations, with a strong focus on bodily and perceptual root. The underlying theme of the VIII edition (June on the Adriatic seaport town of Ancona-IT) is 'TOUCH ME'.
We can't avoid the thought of the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID-19 and even if we don't want to point out aspects of this taft period we wish to challenge artist to be creative even if in lockdown situation, finding ways to be in touch, despite of social distancing.

So we suggest a creative reflection on how to be in embodied relation using sensitive perception through audiovisual media. How can we use filming and body motion to "touch" people and provoke a kind of physical reaction? We can take as example the contemporary ASMR ( Autonomous sensory median response) videos that uses a particular way of recording sounds and images provoking physical responses.
We are looking for works that explore how videodance can enhance this sense of nearness, giving to people the sensation of touch (even metaphorical touch), even if not in presence.
On this theme, expressed with the utmost freedom, we collect artistic proposals for the 2021 edition of the Festival.



-To give our contribute to this difficult period we decide to increase the first prize and decrease the entry fee (50%). We hope you appreciate.

-The organization reserves the right to choose, from among the shortlisted, an author to whom possibly entrust a videodance future project set in the city of Ancona.

Quality Jury Prize € 1000
Public Prize € 300
Organization Prize € 300

Artists of all ages and nationalities (including artists associated) in the different sections indicated below with a resume assets of at least three years of professional experience (post training).

We accept works that respond to the theme of the fifth edition of Cinematica festival in the VIDEODANCE section. We accepts works of video dance (no recordings of performances) of max 5 minutes duration. Will be selected works that have a strong focus on fitting in relation to choreography or that convey a sense of motion (not necessarily human and choreographycal in the strict sense) through the language of film and / or animation

The outcome of the evaluation will be communicated to selected artists.
VIDEODANCE section: a shortlist of video will be choosed by the organization and viewed (in presence or online) during the days of the festival. First Prize will be awarded by a jury of at least three experts (Quality Jury Prize). Other prizes will be given at the discretion of the organization.

Subjecting the work, the participant accepts that it can be presented at the Festival and that the material will be published on the festival website or given to the press for promotional purposes. It authorizes the Cinematica Festival and the organizing Association (Ventottozerosei) to store the material and make it available through the Festival web site. All images rights of the project will remain to the artist. The Organization is also authorized to document through the holding of the event at every stage audio video recordings or images.

Overall Rating

    Incredible people! Incredible city! Incredible festival!
    Our team was so glad to be a part of this festival!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Sorry for not answering till now! we didn't see the notification e-mail!!!! it was so for us to have here, hope to see u soon again!!!!!
    bye!!! Simona, Adriana, Alessandro