CALL FOR ENTRIES: VIDEONALE.19 – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts

The CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 19th edition of the Videonale is open and we cordially invite artists and filmmakers, distributors, universities and galleries worldwide to submit their works for the competition.

The VIDEONALE.19 competition is open to all types of experimental time-based artistic works – single and multi-channel video, video installations, performances, sound art and virtual reality.

An international jury will review all submitted works and decide on participation. All selected works will be presented in a six-week exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and in an accompanying exhibition catalog. All selected artists will receive an exhibition fee and accommodation during the opening days, as well as the opportunity to participate in festival and networking events. The selected artists are explicitly invited to play a significant role in shaping the program on the opening days as well as during the duration of the exhibition period.

We are pleased to have Fluentum ( from Berlin as a long-standing partner who, like us, is enthusiastic about contemporary art in the field of video and film and supports artists through exhibitions, co-productions as well as purchases for its own collection. At the opening of VIDEONALE.19, the Videonale Award of the Fluentum Collection, endowed with 5,000 euros, will be awarded for the fourth time by an independent jury from among all selected works.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2022 (23:59 CET)

An administration fee will be charged for each submission (payable in conjunction with the submission process via PayPal):
until June 14th, 2022: 15 euros
after June 15th, 2022: 20 euros

In justified cases, the administration fee can be omitted. For an exemption from the fee as well as limitations for PayPal payments, please contact

Please find our regulations for submissions as well as our FAQs under

We’re looking forward to your submissions!


The Videonale is one of the oldest festivals for video art and time-based art worldwide and has been taking place in Bonn for almost 40 years. We see ourselves as a platform: for artists, whom we want to bring into an intensive exchange with each other, with our audience and with an expert audience; for the audience, whom we want to acquaint with the diverse forms of expression and themes of video art; for an expert audience, who would like to discover new artistic positions at the Videonale and participate in the discussion of current and future issues together with the artists and us.