The 3rd International Motion Festival (IMF) is announced and is organized by the Department of Arts of the European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, and will take place in March 2015. It is the first of its kind both in Cyprus and the broader Mediterranean and Middle East region. It aims to bring together film-makers, video artists, computer animators, graphic designers and their audience and to familiarize the public with what has traditionally remained as the “invisible art”: motion graphics.
Even though motion graphics has been around for decades as a discipline, it is only recently that it has taken leaps forward and been acknowledged as another art form. The IMF aims to open a forum for the presentation of the most contemporary and most creative work in the field of motion graphics and thus to be established as a pioneering event for the future, that will promote innovative and cutting-edge work.
The IMF, now is through its 3rd edition, has been established as a platform for showcasing innovative motion art videos, spanning from motion graphics, to 2D and 3D animation, video art, and shorts in the wider Mediterranean region.
As each year we are interested in showcasing innovative and groundbreaking approaches in the field of motion art and video, experimental techniques and creative takes on matters of society, culture, relationships, politics and the economy, science, imagination and art. This year we are particularly interested in environmental and sustainable energy related videos.
The IMF welcomes productions from all over the world and at the same time strongly encourages the participation of Cypriot production.
Prizes will be awarded to the best entry in each of the 4 competition categories:
- Go with the Flow, (Motion Graphics, Music Videos, Commercials, Opening Titles, 3D Mapping, virtual museums and archives, Computer Generated Imagery, Broadcast Design)
- Animatropics & Animesh, (2D & 3D Animation, manual or computer aided, ranging from hand drawn, sand and glass animation, digital, retro, etc)
- Short & Sweet, (New and awarded short films, ranging from drama, comedy, social commentary and experimental film)
- The Single Channel Show (Video Art presented with single channel works. Experiments pushing the limits of the moving image)