Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an annual International Festival that takes place every May in Athens with the aim to bring together the digital arts community with a broader audience. The festival was established in 2005, under the title Athens Video Art Festival, as an initiative of the non-profit organization Multitrab Productions.


ADAF Online | Technotribalism

The 16th international festival for digital arts of Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer longest living institution dedicated to digital culture in the country (est.2005), is evolving and launching an ONLINE version.

Since the new era is here, the international festival for digital arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival has decided that its 16th edition titled Technotribalism, will be presented also online. One exclusively online edition, the first one in Greece, titled ADAF ONLINE | Technotribalism, will take place from the beginning of July till September and will be accessible to everyone through the internet.

Under this framework, all artists will be able to submit applications till the 1st of June, evolving the Technotribalism idea to an online version. ADAF ONLINE will host pieces from Video Art, Animation, VR (360 video), Performances, Web Art, Games, Digital Image, talks, workshops, ADAF Kids for Children & their Parents, and Festivals of the world that are eligible to be presented digitally. All applications that have been collected by the festival till now as well as the ones it will receive till the 1st of June, will be taken under consideration for the activities of the 16th edition. Artists that will be chosen for the online festival will be notified promptly after the closure of the applications to discuss details about the digital presentation of their pieces. Artists that will not be contacted promptly does not mean that are not selected for ADAF 2020 | Technotribalism, as more selections will follow for the rest of our 16th edition activities.

The festival theme “Technotribalism”, is more evident than ever in the COVID era, where every biometric and every scientific piece of data is a of vital importance as well as every digital footprint feeds the hunger of social distancing. The Festival with it’s thematic seeks to promote collectivity and openness towards knowledge, art, science as fundamental pillars upon we shall built our new data driven world.

We wish you all to stay strong, and we hope you are as excited as we are about our new endeavours. We shall not stop here, ADAF longing for physical contact with its audience has found a way, led by cutting edge technology, to safely merge the digital with the physical space. Stay tuned to learn about the ways you can experience Athens through ADAF phygital soon… because after all we are the Techonotribe.

We can’t wait to receive all your marvelous applications. Stay safe, stay creative.

#ADAFgreece #ADAF2020 #Technotribalism #ADAFonline

#DigitalSolidarityGR #GreeceFromHome #StayHome #StayCreative

Call for Entries

DEADLINE 01/07/2020

In this galaxy, not far away there is a “generation”, a tribe of people that are nurtured by technology. This generation has evolved its tech medium to a point where it has started to morph into its own entity, a new resource of power, a new regime, bringing humanity in the state we characterise techno-tribalism.

To enframe this world in serving us we created technology, while technology gradually enframed us in serving the data- flux. In this early hyper historic era what became the utmost necessity, is the continuous flow of information. In a causal relationship, our need to access it grows perpetually.

We, being the primitives of this era, appear pure and naive yet shaping the very foundations of this new world, where information is recognized as the super- power and data is moving towards becoming an equivalent to god – maker and regnant of everything.

Privacy and property are more and more giving into the preciousness of free access to data, shifting human heritage of all shorts in intangible flows of information, organised in massive virtual libraries. Our homo sapiens collecting fetishes are turning pale in front of the immenseness of options we can get in the collectively build digital world, shifting in relation our perception on ownership, assets, wealth and equity.

In this new period of collective production of information, our value translates in our contribution in the data flux and our access to it poses, not only as entertainment, but also as a possible key in eradicating our human sufferings. All of us, workers of this regime, dazed by the vastness of information, its potential power, we mirror ourselves in the digital world.

Algorithms, already present everywhere in the digital realm, are reading us better than ourselves, better than our friends and siblings and in the name of optimization of our virtual experience, we are gradually letting them make decisions for us, filter our perceptions predict our behavior, our bio metrics, our emotions. All manifestations of culture can now be experienced on a digitized basis, translated to a language (code, DNA) and stored for everyone who possess it to experience regardless the circumstances. Markets and Money are transfiguring into intangible algorithmic byproducts. Everything to serve the information flow.

The International festival for Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival, is calling the art world and the world of science and technology, to submit works and achievements which outline, comment, foresee, or determine this contemporary epoch in order to compose the content for the upcoming 16th edition of the festival which will take place in spring 2020.

Close your eyes and connect to your data-doppelganger your mirrored algorithmic self to your digital footprint. You are part of techno-tribalism, you are part of ADAF 2020

#TechnoTribalism #ADAFgreece #ADAF2020

Thank you for submitting your proposals!

Stay tuned for upcoming news!

All video & animation techniques are eligible.

All information in your submission form has to be correct and can be used in print and on the web if your film is among the Official selections (excluding personal information). Athens Digital Arts Festival reserves the right to edit or rewrite the text where we see fit.

In order for the submission to be eligible we must receive prior or definitely after the official selections announcement the following:

3 still images from the animation/video (resolution: 300ppi),
a short synopsis (100 words max),
a short artist bio (100 words max),
the video file in mp4, codec H.264

All films are carefully checked before the festival screening however please be aware that the information you provide when you submit your film will ensure it is presented in the correct format.

Each submission must not exceed 20 min, if it does then it's up to the Athens Digital Arts Festival's jurisdiction to review your submission until the end. In this case you must also clearly state the relevance of your submission with the edition's theme (this applies to documentaries and short movies which do not belong in the animation, VR or video art category).

Submission also certifies that all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained (in accordance with GR copyright laws). By submitting, you agree not to withdraw your film from the festival after it has been accepted by the selection committee.

The selected entrants will be informed at a date TBD which is when they will also receive the festival laurels.

Overall Rating
  • A great program online with the huge surprise of an additional and digital arts exhibition open air on a square on many large screens.
    I'm impressed, and happy I found my video collage on top of the photo album in the social networks - I'm proud of all of us, who make the best out of these strange times - thank you so much.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your review and all these kind words and feedback!
    Stay safe!

  • Fantastic Festival. Great communication. Definitely recommend!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much!

  • Mel Hsieh

    Coolest Festival ! Very well organised and branded, honoured be part of it~

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback!

  • An amazing and gigantic event.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Murat! We are glad you were a part of this!

  • Very enjoyable and richly filled festival with an amazing amount of beautiful and inspiring content. Super helpful organizers committed to giving your work the best opportunity. Even in the remote viewing experience I found the festival to be one I will repeatedly participate in as a creator and/or audience member.
    Thank you all for you hard work!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Christopher,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback!