Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival is an international video art biennial based in Melbourne, Australia. Leading up to our second independent festival in September, we are working closely with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Screen Space, Federation Square, Grey Gardens Projects, University of Melbourne, MPavilion and Liquid Architecture to bring you 10 days of exhibitions, screenings, workshops and performances in Melbourne and online, from 18 September to 27 September.


FACT and Channels Artist Bursary is a great opportunity for film artists around the world to show their work to some of the most interesting arts practitioners and curators in the field, including artists Shona Illingworth (UK) who will be exhibiting at FACT in September, Soda_Jerk (AUS/US) recently in residence in FACTLab, and Rory MacBeth (UK), as well as ACMI senior curator Sarah Tutton (AUS).


The shortlisted works will be shown on and the finalists will be screened at Night Meets Day: A Discussion of Memory on 6 November, at MPavilion (Melbourne, Australia) and Human Futures Forum at FACT (Liverpool, UK) simultaneously via live stream. The winning artist will also take home a major cash prize of £2000 towards production of a new work.


Drawing on Memory, Time, Space and Identity, we welcome artists to explore the many facets of the theme, particularly in relation to digital identities and the internet. We welcome short films (narrative), experimental films (non-narrative), video art, and any other forms of moving image art that can be presented on a single screen. We want video artists to challenge video art as a form of art practice, and we want filmmakers to extend their experimentation towards unconventional presentations of their work.


Submission deadline 28 July. To enter, click here. We look forward to receiving your work!


Find out more about this competition and other opportunities at FACT here.