2022 non-syntax Experimental Image Festival

“non-syntax Experimental Image Festival” begins by focusing on the experimental nature of images in the contemporary, linking practices across countries, reorganizing existing media and genres, and bringing different images into dialogue with each other to consider the possibilities of the image. “non-syntax” indicates the conflict that occurred in writing. The connection of two vocabularies creates a vacuum of meaning that is present itself via erasing its gramma. Through this concept, the exhibition aspires to create a highly dynamic state that is akin to a montage of jump cuts.

The exhibition of this year, entitled “assemblage”, aims to unfold a process from separation to composition. Through the assemblage of works, the discussion of issues, and the mixing of genres and groups, the diversity of contemporary images are mapped out.

We hope to transgress the established boundary of creation, thereby dissolving the distinction between video art, film, documentary, performance, and animation, thus giving images a new potential for ambiguity. Through the alternative screening forms and space installation, the meaning of the “assemblage” also implies a continuous reassemblage, we expect to break the spectatorship which consists of stare and stopover, and to synchronize our own state of sensibility in the interaction with the works, the audience, and the exhibition space. The festival will be held at Roof Light in Taipei in June, exhibiting works from around the world.

Selected works will have the opportunity to participate in other screening programs and exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan.

*The works that have been selected for the festival will receive 50$ for the screening fee.

| Festival Dates

The 2nd non-syntax Experimental Image Festival will take place from 22 – 28 June 2022.

| Eligibility

(a) Films eligible for entry must be completed in 2018 – 2022.
(b) Early Bird Deadline is 30 April 2022.
(c) The Regular Deadline is 25 MAY 2022.
(d) Entry fee is required.
(e) No premiere policy is required
(f) Please make sure the link and password for an online screener remain valid until the shortlists are announced and do not change the URL or password after submitting.
(g) Non-English or Non-Mandarin speaking films must have English subtitles.

| Entry Fee

Early Bird- 10 USD
Regular Deadline -15 USD

| Screening Fee for Selected Works

The work that has been selected for the program of the festival will receive 50USD for the screening fee.

Overall Rating
  • Lilian Robl

    Thank you for this beautiful experience! A very carefully cured festival.

    October 2021
  • So happy to have been part of the festival thank you!

    July 2021
  • celia eid

    A new but a very interesting festival, I was happy to take part

    July 2021
  • Glad to have my film 'Electric Window' as part of 'Non-Syntax'. A really intriguing and varied selection of experimental works with an interesting curatorial concept. Also the venue at Calm & Punk Gallery seemed very exciting! Thanks guys for the selection, my best wishes for the upcoming editions!!

    July 2021