Call for entries

VIDEONALE.18 – Festival for Video and Time-Based Art

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Deadline: 30 June 2020

Opening VIDEONALE.17. Photo: David Ertl

Opening VIDEONALE.17. Photo: David Ertl

The Call for Entries for the 18th edition of the Videonale has begun, and all artists and filmmakers are invited to submit their works for the competition.

The Videonale is an important venue for artists, curators, collectors and the interested public, as well as a platform for discussing current themes and aesthetics of moving images. Unlike other festivals, the Videonale presents the selected works not in a cinema format but in a large-scale exhibition and thus reflects on the possibilities of presenting time-based art in the gallery space. The exhibition opening is followed by an extensive festival program that includes discursive events, performances, concerts, retrospectives, and networking events.

The VIDEONALE.18 is open for experimental works from the fields of single- and multi-channel video, video installation, performance, sound art, and virtual reality.

The works selected by an international jury are presented in an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and an accompanying exhibition catalogue. All selected artists receive an exhibition fee and accommodation during the opening days and are given the opportunity to participate in the festival and networking events.

In addition, the Videonale Prize of the Fluentum Collection endowed with 5,000 euros will be awarded among all selected works by an independent jury at the opening of the VIDEONALE.18.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2020 (23:59 CET)


Artists of all nationalities and ages can submit up to three works each. There are no limitations on the duration and genre, but the submitted works may not be older than two years (produced after January 1, 2018).
The competition jury and the artistic director decide on the participation in the VIDEONALE.18 based on the submitted materials. The applicants will be notified on the decisions by email starting at the end of October 2020. We kindly ask you to refrain from inquiries beforehand.

Please find the regulations here.



A administration fee will be charged for each submission* (payable in conjunction with the submission process via PayPal):
until June 14, 2020: 15 euros
after June 15, 2020: 25 euros

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


In case of questions, please read the submission FAQs first. If you have further questions, feel free to contact the team at: