FIKTIVA is a media-art festival in Düsseldorf in which film, video-art, performances/theatre plays and fine arts meet. The “parcours” (round tour) aims to dissolve the urban routine in the Old Town district of Düsseldorf and to overcome the boundaries between reality and fiction: visitors and passersby become aware of the work of various international artists.
The FIKTIVA festival original idea is based on the “parcours”. The artistic offer on the streets of the old-district, the free admission and the inclusion of all social classes without age restriction, is a new experience for many. We aim to promote socially friendly encounters between artists and visitors. This years slogan is URSPRUNG (Origin).
“FIKTIVA” is a neologism that combines in itself many aspects that describe the festival in its model character. Every kind of art dissociates itself in a certain way from reality in favor of fiction. Without imagination there is no work of art.
Best Fiction Feature
Best Fiction Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Slogan: URSPRUNG (Origin)
The FIKTIVA festival original idea is based on the “parcours”. The artistic offer on the streets of the old-district, the free admission and the inclusion of all social classes without age restriction, is a new experience for many. We aim to promote socially friendly encounters between artists and visitors.
1# Submission rule
The submissions will only be considered if the relationship between the artistic-work (film art, video art, fine art, dance and (theatre-) performance) and the City Düsseldorf (or the state NRW) is plausibel. We look forward to your aplication and will reply back as soon as possible.
Who can submit?
Anyone who would like to submit his work related to film/video art. We are accepting submissions from everywhere. The person submitting must have had a major creative role in the production of the work submitted. Please consider the disclaimer below in terms of copyright.
What is the submission process?
Your Film sent via mail: in BETACAM, DIGICAM or Blueray. DVDs and DCPs from Laptop can be accepted. Copy of 35 mm will only be accepted within Germany.
Digitally: through a link to your work in the form below.
Trailer and/or photos can be added. They will be used to advertise the festival.
Who decides which films will be screened?
Members the Filmmuseum Düsseldorf, the Düsseldorf Cultural Affairs Office, Institut Francais and TFF TheaterFilmFest gUG will take proper decisions and measures.
We will likely screen all submissions, but it is based on the amount and length of the submissions we receive.
What kind of film or video art are you looking for?
We are looking for any genre and style of film- & video art.
What is in for you?
You get to show your work to a bright audience within the Old Town of the city whether in- or outdoors, depending on the style, the number of participants and how extravagant your work might be. Your work will be appreciated and considered in debates by members of the partners involved. In addition it will be part of the first media-art-festival the Old City ever had, and it will be included on websites that provide important cultural contributions to Düsseldorf, considered one of the most outstanding art-cities in Europe. Moreover, it will be promoted by EFFE (Europe for Festivals/Festivals for Europe), a platform that seeks to share art even beyond European borders. Expenses for accommodation and travel will be covered.