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.

*/ 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Techno(s)cene

In what we call Technocene, technology has become our neo-environment, an ever-present force that permeates our lives, perceptions, and creative expressions. ADAF stands with unwavering belief in the transformative power of Technoscience—a realm where science and tech converge amplify human imagination thought art beyond traditional confines.

But technocene is not only a concept, but also a pulsating scene, hereby we named our 20th edition the “Techno(s)cene”

Over the past two decades, our festival has served as a crucible, nurturing a vibrant ecosystem of visionary artists who boldly embrace the digital medium. From humble beginnings, we have witnessed audacious experiments, from pixel manipulation, transcendent virtual realities, and immersive multisensory experiences. We have seen artists rewrite the rules, redefine artistic boundaries, and sculpt breathtaking digital landscapes that leave spectators in awe.

As we reflect on our journey, we celebrate the artists who fearlessly harnessed the full potential of the digital canvas. They wield code and digital mediums like paintbrushes, blending algorithms with emotion, creating masterpieces that challenge conventions and ignite the collective imagination. What we call the Techno(s)cene has breathed new life into art, redefining what it means to create and appreciate in the digital age.

Beyond artistic innovation, what we perceive as Techno(s)cene, has also became a sanctuary for diverse communities to gather and flourish. Through digital arts and the festival, we nurture inclusivity, providing a space for artists to express their truth, transcend borders, and reclaim their narratives. We believe in the power of art and technology to bridge divides, foster empathy, and ignite change.

As we enter this monumental year, we invite you to immerse yourself in the tapestry of wonders that is the Athens Digital Art Festival. Engage with interactive installations that blur the lines between the tangible and the virtual, and witness audiovisual performances that defy logic and ignite the senses. Discover the richness of the Techno(s)cene as it unfolds before you, revealing the vibrant palette of digital cultures that thrive in this transformative era.

Honoring pioneers who have graced our stages and the artists who dared to embrace the unknown, along with audiences who have passionately supported this revolution, let’s celebrate the evolution of the Techno(s)cene, as it continues to inspire, challenge, and redefine the boundaries of human creativity.

Join us in raising a collective toast to the Athens Digital Art Festival—a beacon of innovation, and the enduring power of Technoscience, to the Digital Art Expression. Together, we will forge a future where art and technology merge seamlessly, where the Techno(s)cene reigns, and where human imagination knows no bounds.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the heart of the Techno(s)cene
ADAF 2024

We call for artists, scientists, intellectuals, technologists, and every other creator to submit their applications to the respective categories, Video Art, Animation, Digital Image, Installation, WebArt, Games, VR/AR/XR, Talks, Workshops, Kids, Performance, Music until (). All applications will be considered for assemblage of the 20th edition, physical and online, which will take place in spring and fall 2024 respectively. The shortlisted artists will be notified via email for the status of their application and details regarding the possible presentation of their work in any or both of the festival versions.

Detailed information about the submission process and the call for entries is available at the following link:
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The 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival is co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union through the Regional Operational Programme of “Attica” in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020.

The festival offers non-monetary awards for the 3 first places of each of its categories for the online presentation of the festival. During the online exhibition, the audience will be able to vote for their favorite artworks and choose winners. The nomination will happen in a beautiful award ceremony. During the ceremony, artists will be called to speak about their work and present themselves, while they will receive a unique trophy, mentioning the artwork, the place the work received and the name of the artist. Additionally artists will receive, special stickers and laurels of the festival to add in their website, artwork e.t.c. as they choose. Winning artworks will be featured in parallel activities of the festival with mention of their winning place.

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.

The artworks featured in our online festival will remain on our website for the duration of the online festival and possible extension.

The festival is both physical and online meaning that artworks that participate in our online version are likely to be selected for our physical event as well. Artist will be accordingly notified in prior.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for having us!

    July 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being with us

  • baroka inisiatif

    A great art festival from Athens!

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!!

  • Amazing festival. Wishing you all the best for the future :)

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Sheyda, for your kind words!

  • Honored to have 3 of our short films selected. Wetsitales! Thank you.

    June 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank YOU, Jade! Your works were all amazing!

  • Muy lindo festival lleno de grandes artistas, me alegro haber sido parte de él.

    June 2022