The Madrid Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts (MADATAC – Muestra Abierta de Arte Audiovisual Contemporáneo), aims to serve as a lighthouse for video and visual artists; helping along the way and spotlighting work which challenges the conventional cinematic narrative.

With an open and inclusive approach, MADATAC will place particular value on experimentation, innovation and risk-taking. Prizes will be awarded to the best works from those presented to competition and selected for the festival by the TV programme, Transfera. Transfera is a weekly programme broadcast from Madrid showcasing digital and video art.

During the festival, there will be daily showings of video creations, open discussions with video artists, lectures, round-table debates, audio-visual performances and forums.

The Official International Selection comprises a total of 90 video creations from 21 different countries. The Ibero-American Selection (35 works) will be shown at the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, and the Rest of the World Selection (55 works) will be shown at the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas. At the end of each screening session there will be a forum with the video artists.



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December 12, 2009 - Janela