non-syntax Experimental Image|

non-syntax Experimental Image 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.

2023 non-syntax Experimental Image continues exploring the exchange between images, trying to make the viewing distance, which has been determined by various forms, become a process of continuous change and displacement again. As "SISA" means "parallax" in Japanese pronunciation, in this short sound, we expect to create a blank space for the sight to pass through between different works. non-syntax will continue to seek the alternative practice which transgresses the existing grammar and forms its mobility among the genealogy of contemporary images.

The exhibition of this year will be held in multiple places in Tokyo, Japan. At the same time, non-syntax will collaborate with EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival in Korea. Selected works from 2023’s open call will have the opportunity to participate in the exchange program.

Selected works will have the opportunity to participate in other screening programs and exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan, and the exchange program with EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Korea.

*The works that have been selected for the festival will receive 80$ for the screening fee.

| Festival Dates

The 2023 non-syntax Experimental Image will take place in mid-August, 2023.

| Eligibility

(a) Films eligible for entry must be completed in 2020 – 2023.
(b) Early Bird Deadline is 25 MAY 2023.
(c) The Regular Deadline is 15 JUNE 2023.
(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- 15 USD
Regular Deadline -20 USD

| Screening Fee for Selected Works

The work that has been selected for the program of the festival will receive 80 USD 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