CYFEST Announces Digital Video Art Program’s Open Call for Its 2018/2019 Edition



The theme of the 12TH ANNUAL CYFEST VIDEO PROGRAM is Personal Identity.

For the festival’s 12th edition, selections from the CYFEST DIGITAL VIDEO ART PROGRAM will be screened at the Made In New York Media Center (Brooklyn, New York).

The annual CYFEST DIGITAL VIDEO ART PROGRAM is the curated selection of 10 – 15 short works (under 6 minutes in length) which are chosen from international submissions via an open call. Submissions to the CYFEST DIGITAL VIDEO ART PROGRAM are being accepted until October 20, 2018. Submission is free.


One of the largest international media art festivals, CYFEST was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The festival promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposing wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art. Over the years, the festival has invited artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines and other countries.

During its existence, the festival has earned a reputation as the original and the most significant New Media event in Russia. Making a pivotal leap in 2013 — CYFEST’s 7th edition expanded for the first time outside Russia to Berlin, attracting over 10,000 visitors over 5 days. In 2014/2015, CYLAND & CYFEST reached further by branching to 5 innovative cities (St Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin, New York) on the Art & Tech frontier, strengthening cultural exchange among innovators.


All submitted works must match the curatorial theme of CYFEST 12 and meet the following criteria: this is the original work of the artist; the artist has all the rights to show it; the work was created after 2016; the duration of the work — no more than 6 minutes.

To apply you need to fill out the form on the website:, where you need to provide for each submission: a link to online viewing of the work (vimeo, ascribe, the artist’s website, etc.); a link to 2 screenshots; general information (name, author, duration, year of creation); project description explaining the work (no more than 150 words) and artist biography, a story about yourself (no more than 150 words).

CYFEST (CYBERFEST) is CYLAND MediaArtLab Production By submitting your work to CYLAND MediaArtLab you are authorizing screenings of your work and distribution of still images for promotion and production of CYFEST12 Digital Media program in print and online by CYLAND in reference to CYFEST.

Applications deadline is October 20, 2018. The results will be published at the CYLAND MediaArtLab’s website.