FOKUS 2017 video art festival invites everyone to submit videos to the 7th edition of the festival which takes place in February 2017. Both established artists and new talents are encouraged to participate.

FOKUS 2017 delivers video art beyond the traditional art context, into public space and on your personal screen (mobile, computer, tablet). The best videos submitted to our FOKUS open call will be made available through our online platform to an international audience during the festival period. Furthermore the video works will be screened at selected venues. 

All submitted videos are considered by a professional jury. The jury will shortlist the 10 best videos which will be launched at the beginning of the festival. Among the shortlisted videos the winner of FOKUS 2017 open call will be awarded a cash prize of 1500 Euro at an award event at Nikolaj Kunsthal. In addition, two Special Mentions will be awarded at 500 Euro each.

Submitted works can be up to 12 minutes long and must be produced in 2015 – 2016. 

Deadline for submission is December 12, 2016 12:00 CET time.

FOKUS video art festival is an annual festival and the largest video art festival in Denmark. FOKUS features the latest video art and is a vibrant platform for innovative video art.


1. COMPLETE the online entry form and read the terms for participation. Please be aware that you need to fill out one entry form for each video you submit.

2. PAY the 20 Euro participation fee. You will be guided to a payment page when you complete the entry form. The fee is used to fund the prizes for the winner and the special mentions as well as the production of this open call.

3. CHECK that your video meets the requirements stated below.

4. UPLOAD your video via the link you will receive by email when you complete the online entry form. You may also submit your video by snail mail on DVD or USB stick to this address:

Nikolaj Kunsthal
Att: FOKUS video art festival
Nikolaj Plads 10
1067 Copenhagen K

Please mark the envelope "FOKUS OPEN CALL" and clearly indicate your name and address (which must correspond to the name on the completed online entry form).

PLEASE NOTE: You will be notified by email in mid-January 2017 if your video has been selected for the shortlist. If so, you are required to submit a trailer (max. 60 seconds) and still images from your video shortly hereafter (deadline and specs to be announced).

Read more about FOKUS 2017 OPEN CALL