Gegenkino #4 on 6th to 16th April 2017 / Call for SUBMISSIONS

After a long silence from our side, we are happy to announce that GEGENkino will continue in 2017! The fourth edition of our festival will take place from 6th to 16th April 2017.

As in the first two years of the festival, we will do another video art exhibition in 2017, and we are looking for your submissions! The works in the exhibition should revolve around the topics of speculative fiction, fake realities and the boundaries between fact and fiction. Detailed can be found below.


We are looking forward to your submissions.

Yours truly,

the GEGENkino crew.

Dear filmmakers and artists working with moving pictures,

in April 2017, we are hosting GEGENkino film festival in Leipzig for the fourth time. After having realised video art exhibitions in 2014 and 2015—working together with curators Clara Wieck, Katharina Wittmann, Clemens von Wedemeyer and his Expanded Cinema-class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig—we would like to revive this line of project in 2017.

We are looking for works located along the boundaries of or in between reality and imagination. Something smoothly shifting back and forth between aesthetic fiction and documentary facticity, or conceptionally referring to tactical manouvering with ideological disinformation, to conspiracies, fakes, denunciations or plain lying. Desires, anxieties or subjective perceptions, data, statistics or expertise: what are the components constructing social realities?

At it, we are interested with regards to two things: [1] A content examination of disinformation strategies. Which contemporary or historic narratives and manipulations can be identified? Which claims of truth do they enunciate? To what extent is misinformation capable of producing fomenting meaning and, in doing so, of acting upon social configurations? [2] A wide formal spectrum of cinematic reflection: from documentaries, pseudo-documentary practices (like re-enactment) or alternative historical narratives to works that themselves take action manipulating—mockumentaries, fictional models of utopia and/or
dystopia, parodies, persiflage or other forms of appropriation. The lowest common denominator of submitted work should be the moving image. There are no specifications concerning length.

Submission deadline is February 20th 2017.

Questions cocnerning submissions, formalities and anything else to Stephan Langer and Sebastian Gebeler:

We are curious about your entries!