Loop Festival | Discovery Award ScreeningFestivals of the World
- Thu 19.May @ 17:00 - 19:00
LOOP Festival is the international encounter for contemporary video art, artists’ videos and films and moving image based art. It takes place annually in Barcelona involving the major art venues of the city which join forces to display the current trends in video art and present them to the general public. The Discovery Award has been created with the aim to support and recognize the recent production of videos and films by international artists through a free open call to the artistic community. This LOOP Barcelona initiative is supported by Estrella Damm, who sponsors this prize, in line with its longtime support to the cultural sector. The objectives of the Discovery Award are to promote and to disseminate the videos and films by international artists; to encourage experimentation and innovation in audiovisual creation and to introduce the works in professional exhibition circuits.
The Discovery Award 2015 screening programme brings together the eleven finalist works of the first edition of the Discovery Award, a prize dedicated to international artists’ films and videos. From the projects submitted through an open call, ten finalist have been shortlisted by a jury of experts. The selected works are shown along with the most voted work on the online video channel of the prize. This 2015’s jury has been comprised by Bartomeu Marí, Javier Duero, Julia Morandeira, Martí Perán and Carlos Durán, who have also chosen the winning work of the first Discovery Award.