Short-film competiton 20 Seconds for Art, 2024

Short-film competiton 20 Seconds for Art, 2024

For the sixth time, KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien and INFOSCREEN, are organizing the open short film competition "20 Seconds for Art", which has been jointly conceived since 2013. Each time, the competition is dedicated to a current topic relating to public space. This time it is about "Community 3.0. Public Space in the Digital Age".

Public space is a communal space, a place of constant negotiation in which different social ideas and needs clash and in which the boundaries between private and public spheres of life become blurred. These processes have long since spilled over into the digital, virtual space and from there are reflected back onto the materially tangible living space. So today we have to ask ourselves what opportunities, limits and risks digitalization holds for the public sphere and what changes it is bringing about. What can and could digital technologies contribute to the common good in the public sphere and what responsibility is associated with this? How do they influence social interaction and togetherness and possible participation now and in the future?

Participants are now invited to submit online soundless 20-second short films on the topic and the associated questions.

The competition is aimed at artists, students or graduates of art, graphic design, film, architecture and urban planning courses or artists from Austria and abroad. All persons aged 18 and over are eligible to participate.

Submission deadline
From now until April 15, 2024, 2 p.m. CET

4,000 INFOSCREENs in subway stations, streetcars and buses throughout Austria

Presentation period
8 weeks, from July 8 to September 1, 2024

Prize money
A total of five winners will be selected.
The prize money is endowed with EUR 1,000 net each.

Further Information

20 Seconds for Art

Awarding authorities
KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien - an institution of Stadt Wien Kunst GmbH („KÖR“) and INFOSCREEN Austria Gesellschaft für Stadtinformationsanlagen GmbH („INFOSCREEN“)

The jury comprises the following experts, who will provide the subject with greater presence. KÖR reserves the right to make any changes in the composition:

Marcello Demner, Managing Director, Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann/DMB
Cornelia Offergeld, Curatorial Director KÖR Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien
Stefanie Paffendorf, INFOSCREEN Director Editorial Department
Eva Sangiorgi, Director VIENNALE. Vienna International Filmfestival
Axel Stockburger, Artist and Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


Short-film competiton 20 Seconds for Art, 2024

Time Period

January 23, 2024 until April 15, 2024, 2 p.m. CET

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