The 16th edition of the SIMULTAN Festival will take place between September 11-19, 2021 in Timișoara, Romania under the motto ‘Unstable State of Things’.

Life, as we knew it, is changing radically and probably someday will take a different form, providing a good opportunity to test ourselves and develop our ability to adapt to reality. It is important to understand not only what is happening, but also what is the potential of this transformation of the world following this crisis. The most difficult thing is to tolerate uncertainty and the unknown… in a world where we have come to believe that we have control, but nature proves otherwise. Learning to tolerate insecurity and the unknown brings us closer to our human condition, fragile and precarious as it is. And the sign is, perhaps, to become human again, that is, to allow ourselves to be vulnerable, fragile, dependent on each other. It is a time to look to the future and imagine what we want our lives to look like from now on.

We will award four video works (two romanian artists and two international artists) with a 250 Euro artist fee.

The call is open for emerging and established artists, new authors and/or students. We are looking for submissions of innovative video works related to the festival motto, created in the last two years.

CATEGORIES: experimental, narrative, documentary, digital/generative
NUMBER OF WORKS: 2 max. / author
DURATION: 10 minutes max. / work

Upload a preview version of your video to youtube (can be unlisted) or vimeo (optional with password) and include the link in the application form.
The video must contain the title of the work author’s name and year of production.
Fill in the online application form with the required details about the work(s) and the author(s) here:

No entry fee.

We will award four video works (two romanian artists and two international artists) with a 250 Euro artist fee.

All works will be reviewed and selected by the festival’s curatorial staff. Only those accepted will become part of the Festival screening program. The jury’s decision is final.
Warning – Incomplete applications will not be considered!