CONTEST

INTERFERENCE FESTIVAL
 

ANNOUNCES
COMPETITION


"FREEDOM OF FORM"


Interference Foundation – the main organiser of the Interference Festival of Visual Communication
Forms in Gdańsk – is pleased to open the competition “Freedom of Form”, inviting entries of visual
works in one of four main competition categories.


Closing date for entries: till 14 August 2015
Competition entries must be submitted to serwerwww.contest.interferencefestival.com

Download Contest Form: Download Contest Form


COMPETITION SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Interference Foundation – the main organiser of the Interference Festival of Visual Communication
Forms in Gdańsk invites entries for the open international contest “Freedom of Form” for visual
works qualifying into one of of the four main competition categories:


1. FOUND FOOTAGE [max 5 mins]
2. VIDEO CLIP [max 10 mins]
3. CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE [max 5 mins]
4. EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE [max 8 mins]


The Festival is held in Gdańsk on 02-03 Oct 2015, and the official announcement of the winners will
take place during the Prize-Giving Ceremony on 03 Oct 2015. This international competition constitutes
a key part of the Festival. Its aim is to recognise outstanding short visual productions, both commercial
and non-commercial. Ten prizes will be awarded in total, including four financial ones – Grand Prix of
EURO 500 (gross value) in each category. The remaining prizes will be in kind. The financial prizes are
sponsored by the City of Gdańsk. A selection of the entries that were not qualified for the contest
will be presented in the OFF INTERFERENCE section. Additionally, authors of VJ sets will be invited to
present their works in this section.


COMPETITION STRUCTURE
MAIN COMPETITION
The Grand Prix and distinctions will be awarded in the following visual form categories:


1. FOUND FOOTAGE [max 5 mins]
2. VIDEO CLIP [max 10 mins]
3. CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE [max 5 mins]
4. EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE [max 8 mins]


For entry selection procedures, please consult the Competition Terms and Conditions.
 

OTHER PRIZES / DISTINCTIONS
The Organiser introduces the following additional prizes, awarded outside the main competition:


1. Special Prize: Innovative Visuality
2. Audience Prize
3. Special Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Exceptional Aesthetic Sensitivity
4. Prize for Outstanding Young Author [aged 18 to 28]

In justified cases, additional distinctions may be awarded.

OUT-OF-COMPETITION SECTION / OFF INTERFERENCE
A selection of the entries that were not qualified for the competition will be presented in the OFF
INTERFERENCE section. The selection will be made by the Competition Committee. Additionally,
authors of VJ sets will be invited to present their works in this section. We will select works whose
theme revolves around the name “Interference”. The best works will be shown during the Festival in
venues selected by the Organiser, and their authors will receive fees for presenting at the Festival. For
details of the procedures of entry selection and admission of works, please consult the Competition
Terms and Conditions enclosed with this announcement.

JURY
A preliminary selection of entries will be made by the Competition Committee, comprising Festival
Organisers from Interference Foundation. Nominations and awards will be adjudicated by the Jury,
composed of 7members: accomplished representatives of the cultural and artistic milieu, and
representatives of nationwide media.


COMPETITION SCHEDULE / IMPORTANT DATES
- 14 June – official announcement of the competition at www.interference.com
- till 14 August – submission of entries [till 12:00 midnight]
- 7 September – official announcement of nominations by the Jury and the Organiser
- 2 – 3 October – competition presentations at the Festival / Jury deliberations
- 3 October – announcement of winners at the Prize-Giving Ceremony

Competition entries must be submitted till 14 August 2015, only to serwer:
www.contest.interferencefestival.com In order to submit an entry, please fill in and sign the entry form
and accept the Competition Terms and Conditions, which contain details of the competition
requirements and procedures. Competition Terms and Conditions are available at the Festival website:
www.interferencefestival.com

Competition results will be announced during the Prize-Giving Ceremony
and on the Festival website on 3 October 2015.

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Competition "Freedom of Form" 2014


The deliberations of jury of Interference Festival's competition "Freedom of Form", composed of seven
members - Bogna Burska, Marek Cichy, Kobas Laksa [head of jury], Krzysztof Materna, Czesław Mozil,
Agnieszka Szydłowska and Maciej Szupica - took place on 20 August 2014 in a seat of an interactive
agency K2 in Warsaw. As a result of vote, official competition nominations in following Grand Prix
categories were selected:


FOUND FOOTAGE
RADOSŁAW DERUBA | DERUBARE – ALL THE LOVE
KORDIAN LEWANDOWSKI / DIANA RONNBERG | LIMTLESS
BARTOSZ PADUCH | PUTIN SINGS A LULLABY…
SZYMON SAWICKI | BRAVE WALTZ

VIDEO CLIP
MARCIN BURBO | TRYAD – THE RISING
KATARZYNA KIJEK / PRZEMYSŁAW ADAMSKI | SHUGO TOKUMARU - KATACHI
MARCIN OŻÓG | DRYF
KRZYSZTOF SKONIECZNY | CHLEB


CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE
LAB BINAER | FERCHAU ENGINERING
ANGELIKA ECKERT | BROWAR ZAMKOWY
JAN MACIEREWICZ | DREAM NATION - TRIBE


EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE
OLGA BEYGA | KOTSUMPCJONIZM
NINA CASPARI | THE SILK SILENCE OF THE WILD COTTON CANDY
KAROLINA MEŁNICKA | WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
ROBERTO ZANATA | THE PENCIL


At the Prize-Giving Ceremony that took place on 14 September 2014 and was held in European
Solidarity Centre the following winners were announced:


GRAND PRIX - VIDEO CLIP
KATARZYNA KIJEK / PRZEMYSŁAW ADAMSKI | SHUGO TOKUMARU – KATACHI


GRAND PRIX - FOUND FOOTAGE
No Grand Prix was awarded in this category.

Commendation Awards:
BARTOSZ PADUCH | PUTIN SINGS A LULLABY...
GRAND PRIX - CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE
LAB BINAER / MARTIN SPENGLER | WETTEN DAS...?
GRAND PRIX - EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE
ROBERTA ZANATA | THE PENCIL


Special Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Exceptional Aesthetic Sensitivity:
JÓZEF ROBAKOWSKI


Special Prize - Innovative Visuality:
KATARZYNA KIJEK / PRZEMYSŁAW ADAMSKI | SHUGO TOKUMARU – KATACHI

HIRO's Prize for Outstanding Young Author [aged 18 to 26]:
OLGA BEYGA | KOTSUMPCJONIZM

Audience Prize:
KRZYSZTOF SKONIECZNY | CHLEB

Special Prize: Cinematography:
DAMIAN KOCUR | O.S.T.R & HADES „CZAS DUŻYCH PRZEMIAN“

Special prize sponsored by K2 agency - internship in the agency - was awarded to Angelika Eckert.
No Special Prize for the Best Visual Advertising Campaing was awarded.
Congratulations to the winners and the nominees !


COMPETITION SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Interference Foundation – the main organiser of the Interference Festival of Visual Communication
Forms in Gdańsk in 2014 announced - for the first time - the open international competition “Freedom of
Form”. The competition constitued a key part of the festival. Its aim was to recognise outstanding short
visual productions, both commercial and non-commercial.
Ten prizes were awarded in total, including four financial ones – Grand Prix of 5 000 PLN (gross value)
in each category. The remaining prizes were in kind. The financial prizes were sponsored by the City of
Gdańsk and European Solidarity Centre.


COMPETITION STRUCTURE
MAIN COMPETITION

The Grand Prix and distinctions were awarded in the following visual form categories:


1. FOUND FOOTAGE [max 5 mins] - the prize sponsored by European Solidarity Centre
2. VIDEO CLIP [max 10 mins] - the prize sponsored by the City of Gdańsk
3. CREATIVE ADVERTISING PIECE [max 5 mins] - the prize sponsored by the City of Gdańsk
4. EXPERIMENTAL SHORT VISUAL PIECE [max 10 mins] - the prize sponsored by the City of Gdańsk

OTHER PRIZES / DISTINCTIONS
The Organiser introduced the following additional prizes, awarded outside the main competition:

1. Special Prize: Cinematography
2. Special Prize: Innovative Visuality
3. Audience Prize
4. Special Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Exceptional Aesthetic Sensitivity
5. Special Prize for the Best Visual Advertising Campaign
6. Prize for Outstanding Young Author [aged 18 to 26] - the prize awarded by magazine HIRO

OUT-OF-COMPETITION SECTION / OFF INTERFERENCE
A selection of the entries that were not qualified for the competition was presented in the OFF
INTERFERENCE section.


JURY
A preliminary selection of entries was made by the Competition Committee, comprising Festival
Organisers from Interference Foundation. Nominations and awards were adjudicated by the Jury,
composed of 7members: accomplished representatives of the cultural and artistic milieu, and
representatives of nationwide media.
The jury composed of following members: Bogna Burska, Marek Cichy, Kobas Laksa, Krzysztof
Materna, Czesław Mozil, Agnieszka Szydłowska. Maciej Szupica as the artistic director of the festival
was also a part of the jury.


Bogna Burska - visual artist, engaged in painting, video art, photography, installation
Marek Cichy - director K2 Motion in interactive agency K2
Kobas Laksa - visual artist, photographer, filmmaker, experimenter
Krzysztof Materna - tv producer, director and actor, creator of large format, cultural and artistic events
Czesław Mozil - tv personality, vocalist, composer and musician
Agnieszka Szydłowska - tv and radio personality, well known journalist connected with Polish Radio "Trójka"
Maciej Szupica - visual artist, sculptor, stage designer, vocalist and musician, educator