Call for Entry // Black Box 2.0 at Aktionsart

Festival Dates: May 6 – June 7, 2015
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $10.00

BLACK BOX is the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A multi-platform program of significant scope, BLACK BOX presents emerging and established artists who expand the language of cinema.

Core programming is nomadic and antidisciplinary, focusing on experimental film, video, new media art and moving-image-based work.

BLACK BOX 2.0 will take place from May 6 – June 7, 2015, during the 41st Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit based in the Pacific Northwest.

A comprehensive festival program with screenings, exhibitions, artist talks, discussion panels, educational events and special presentations will take place in various locations throughout Seattle. BLACK BOX 2.0 incorporates multiple platforms – movie theaters, living rooms, galleries, museums, public spaces and shipping containers. An online channel premieres and distributes exclusive content to audiences in Seattle and beyond.

Shipping Containers: Installations in 20’ and 40’ models
Galleries: Installation, performance
Theaters: Single-channel screenings, performance
Festival Website: Browser-based artwork, interactive projects, apps, downloadable and streaming content, video premieres

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media at the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia

Particular attention will be given to artwork that responds to the following themes, tools and mediums: mobile apps, interactive media, data visualization, augmented reality, virtual reality, gaming, social media, generative, surveillance, biotech, holography, robotics, digital culture, expanded cinema, innovation, disnovation.

Artists from around the world are invited to submit work by March 31, 2015. Please submit an application through our website:


Engaging technology, design and contemporary culture, Aktionsart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit laboratory that produces ambitious art projects in public and private space.