List of new media art festivals

Film festivals

The following is an incomplete list of festivals dedicated to new media art.

International festivals

The ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art is an annual event consisting of a symposium on issues related to electronic art and an exhibition in a festival format.[1] Each year, the symposium is hosted by a different organization and country. The most recent festivals were ISEA 2015 in Vancouver,[2] ISEA 2014 Dubai,[3] and ISEA 2013 in Sydney.[4]




South Africa


China (mainland)

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Czech Republic

  • ENTER Festival [17] (Official website) Enter international art | sci | tech | biennale prague. Organized by International Centre for Art and New Technologies – CIANT Prague
  • Anemic festival [18] Independent Film and New Media Art. Organized by M77-Art, New Media & Training, Prague.


  • re-new [19] is a combined Interactive Media Arts Festival and Conference. Organized by re-new digital arts forum, it is held annually in Copenhagen.


  • Alternative Party[20] a digital culture and demoscene art festival
  • Pixelache Helsinki () is a transdisciplinary platform for experimental art, design, research and activism.




  • The SEQUENCES real-time art festival is held in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Its emphasis is time-based work, performance, sound art, video and music. The aim of the annual independent art festival is to celebrate and exhibit cutting-edge visual art with a special emphasis on art in public/urban spaces.
  • Art Meets Radical Openness Research


  • Netmage is an international festival dedicated to electronic art curated by Xing and produced annually in the city of Bologna as a multidisciplinary program of works, investigating and promoting contemporary audiovisual research.
  • AsoloArtFilmFestival[21] is an international festival dedicated to films about Arts.
  • Kernel Festival[22] is an international new media art festival. Kernel is an international platform for the promotion of art, research, experimentation, youth empowerment, industry and contemporary creativity.
  • Rome Media Art Festival is an international festival promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. The Festival has an international Scientific Committee, Tullio De Mauro as President and it is directed by Valentino Catricalà. The Festival is characterized by a laboratorial attitude: it is not only based on events and exhibitions, but also on lectures master class, conferences, workshops and laboratories for schools and universities.




Centras international multimedia arts and music festival for video, sound and live audiovisual artists. Organised every spring in Kaunas city.





  • Multimatograf international festival of multimedia art. Organised every spring in Vologda city since 2005.
  • Plums Fest – international festival and platform for audiovisual arts, interdisciplinary research and multimedia experiments. The festival takes place in May in Moscow. Since 2008.

The Netherlands

  • Amsterdam Film eXperience[23] – AFX is an international festival for (short) film, new media and cross-over in Amsterdam
  • Cinekid[24] – Annual Media Festival for Kids in Amsterdam. Since 1987.
  • Dutch Electronic Art Festival[25] – (bi)annual Media Arts Festival. Since 1987.
  • Discovery Festival[26] – Opens up science for a wider public. Since 2006.
  • E-Pulse[27] – Media art festival in Breda. Since 2009.
  • Fiber Festival[28] – Media arts festival in Amsterdam, with a focus on creative makers. Since 2010.
  • Glow Light Arts Festival[29] – Festival in Eindhoven which shows light-based arts. Since 2006.
  • GOGBOT[30] – GOGBOT is an annual international festival for new media art, presented by PLANETART in Enschede. Since 1988.
  • Impakt Festival[31] – Impakt Festival for audiovisual arts in Utrecht
  • MAFF Media Art Flow Festival[32] – Media Arts festival in Almelo. Since 2007.
  • Oddstream Festival[33] – Media Arts festival in Nijmegen. Since 2011.
  • TodaysArt[34] – TodaysArt Festival is an annual international festival for arts in The Hague.
  • PicNic festival[35] – Annual media festival, focussed mostly on business, but also invested in eCulture. Since 2006.
  • Playgrounds festival[36] -Annual Visual and media arts festival based in Tilburg. Since 2007.
  • Moving Buildings Festival[37] – Audiovisual and mapping Festival in Amstelveen
  • Sonic Acts[38] – Biennial 4day Media Arts festival in Amsterdam. Since 1994.
  • State-X New Forms[39] – Annually shows art and performances in the Hague. Since 2003.
  • STRP Biennial[40]Biennial art and technology festival in Eindhoven. STRP links creative technology to art and life for curious people. In nearly ten years (since 2006) and six editions, STRP, which has made its home on the former Philips factory grounds, has grown into one of the most versatile indoor art & technology festivals. The highlight is the STRP Biennial held every two years, with the seventh edition taking place from 20 – 29 March 2015.
  • Urban Explorers[41] – Annual media art festival in Dordrecht, with a focus on urban/city developments. Since 2006.
  • OrbitFest[42]


  • Resonate [43](Official website) brings together artists, designers and educators to participate in a debate on the position of technology in art and culture. Held each year in Belgrade-Serbia, the festival provides an overview of current situation in the fields of music, visual arts and digital culture.


  • Speculum Artium (Official website) is international New Media festival. It is held in Trbovlje.
  • Sonica Festival, yearly organised by Museum of Transitory Art (MoTA), in Ljubljana.


  • SCREEN Festival[44] The Festival program, presented in various venues throughout the city, is generated by inviting international platforms, curators and institutions to collaborate with local actors dedicated to the moving image. Thereby, Barcelona becomes a privileged place for the discovery of contemporary creative strategies and an opportunity for the participants to interact.
  • Artfutura[45] Digital Art and Culture Festival. Founded in Barcelona in 1990, in the following years it moved to Madrid and Sevilla, coming back to Barcelona in 2001. Alongside the festival, a program of screenings of digital animation films runs since 2002 in a growing number of cities in Spain and South America.
  • MADATAC[46] MADATAC (Contemporary New Media Audio-Visual Arts Festival) is a unique and innovative springboard for cutting edge experimental and new media audio-visual culture. Founded by Iury Lech in 2007, takes place in Madrid (Spain) on December within the city Mile of Art.
  • Sónar[47] Sónar, Barcelona's International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art Sonar is a pioneering festival that is unique in terms of its format and content: a leading international benchmark thanks to a carefully assembled range of culture that combines entertainment with artistry, the avant garde and experimentation, featuring the most consolidated artists and trends in electronic music and their interactions and hybridisations with other genres.
  • SCREEN Festival[48] The Festival program, presented in various venues throughout the city, is generated by inviting international platforms, curators and institutions to collaborate with local actors dedicated to the moving image. Thereby, Barcelona becomes a privileged place for the discovery of contemporary creative strategies and an opportunity for the participants to interact.
  • Visual Brazil
  • IVAHM[49]New Media Arts Festival Madrid. IVAHM Festival is a project of Museum C.A.V. La Neomudéjar [50]


  • NMM[51] (Official website) is an annual festival held in Norrköping, Sweden. The festival premiered in 2006 and focuses on an investigation of the contemporary art production, a discussion of emerging theories, a presentation of the most recent and significant research projects, and development of the relationships between art and the technology.


  • amberFestival [52] is running as an annual festival since 2007. It is the only event of its kind in Turkey since its inception takes places in İstanbul, in the second week of November. Hosted more than 200 artists and researchers with their works in the last four years.


  • AV Festival. UK's largest electronic arts festival, featuring exhibitions, film, music and newly commissioned works. It is bi-annual and based in the three main urban centres of the North East of England, NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
  • onedotzero festival[53] World's largest digital film festival that encompasses many new media projects, international events, commissioned and produced works. Based in London, with venue home at the [ICA].\
  • Alpha-ville is the London international festival of art, creative technology and culture presenting a number of exclusives, premieres, new commissions, free events and important international debates which inspire diverse audiences and enable collaborations and cross-pollination of ideas and knowledge.
  • Kinetica Art Fair [54] Annual Fair dedicated to Kinetic, Digital and New Media Art
  • Construction Festival. Audiovisual and new media art in urban space. Located in Dnipropetrovsk. The festival combines the topics which include: urban planning, social and cultural development, creative needs of the people, who lives in this postindustrial and post-USSR city. Over the course of the week in which the festival “Construction” will take place, symbolic places and public spaces of Dnipropetrovsk will host a number of events. Surprising locations will be chosen to enhance the positions of experimental, interactive art and to promote the participation of citizens in the creative process. New media will take a role of spectacular tool that reflects the flow of time at its best. The festival will be followed up by discussions, presentations and workshops with Ukrainian and foreign experts in the fields of media art, new technologies in art, and creative urbanism.

South America


Latin America





North America


United States



See also


  1. ISEA Web Retrieved 13 September 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "ISEA 2015: Disruption". ISEA2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. "ISEA 2014: Location". ISEA2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. "ISEA 2013: Resistance is Futile". ISEA2013. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. "Di-Egy Fest".
  6. "Cairo Video Festival".
  7. Video Art Festival
  8. "Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Festival".
  9. "International Triennial of New Media Art".
  10. "China Shanghai International Arts Festival".
  11. "China International Gallery Exposition".
  12. "Microwave International New Media Arts Festival".
  13. "Indonesia Media Arts Festival".
  14. "Japan Media Arts Festival".
  15. "Taipei Digital Art Festival".
  16. "WSK Festival".
  17. "Enter 6: Biopolis". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  18. Čeština. "ANEMIC festival". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  19. "Re-New Digital Arts Festival". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  20. Alt Party 2013. "Alternative Party 2013: Hospital". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  22. "Kernel Festival". Kernel Festival. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  24. "Cinekid 2014 Welkom | Cinekid" (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  25. "News — DEAF" (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  26. "Discovery Festival". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  27. "Deze domeinnaam is via de veiling van geregistreerd". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  28. Start: 19:00 / Various Locations Berlin. "FIBER Space | the audiovisual network platform". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  29. "GLOW". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  30. "Spaceship Earth". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  31. "Headquarters | IMPAKT – critical and creative views on contemporary media culture". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  32. "Welkom op de site van de stichting Nieuwe Twentse Kunst". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  33. "de verbinding tussen kunst en technologie". Oddstream. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  34. "TodaysArt Festival 2013". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  35. "Picnic : //". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  36. "Playgrounds Festival". 8 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  37. "Default Parallels Plesk Panel Page". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  38. "News | Sonic Acts Portal". 13 October 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  40. "STRP". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  41. "Urban Explorers Festival". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  42. "OrbitFest". OrbitFest. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  43. "Resonate 2014". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  51. "NMM 2012". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  55. "Inicio". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  56. "Inicio". Festival Transitio.
  57. "ELEKTRA | Elektra Festival – BIAN – MIAN". 21 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  58. "New Forms Festival 14 – September 18–21, 2014". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  66. "CREATE Festival shows where art and technology collide". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2016-10-21.

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