List of new media art festivals

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The following is a list of festivals dedicated to new media art.

International festivals[edit]


The ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art is an annual event consisting of a symposium on issues related to electronic art and an exhibition in a festival format.[1] Each year, the symposium is hosted by a different organization and country. The most recent festivals were:

  • ISEA2018 in Durban, South Africa[2]
  • ISEA2017 in Manizales, Colombia[3]
  • ISEA2016 in Hong Kong,[4]
  • ISEA2015 in Vancouver,[5]
  • ISEA2014 in Dubai,[6]
  • ISEA2013 in Sydney.[7]


The CYFEST is one of the largest international media art festivals, that was founded in St. Petersburg in 2007 by independent artists and curators. Over the years, the festival has invited artists from Russia, USA, Germany, Japan, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Finland, Italy, the Philippines and other countries.[8] The most recent festivals were:

  • 10th CYFEST in Bogota, Colombia (27-30 October 2016) [9]
  • 10th CYFEST in Moscow (16 November 2016 and July, 2017) [10]
  • 10th CYFEST in New York (1-30 December 2016) [11]
  • 10th CYFEST in Saint-Petersburg (25 January – 7 February 2017) [12]




China (mainland)

Hong Kong





  • Festival Les Instants Vidéo is one of the oldest international video art festival in the world (1988). Based in Marseilles, it is a festival representative of the large diversity of video and digital creations, including screenings, exhibitions of installations, performances which showcase combinations of dance, music, and poetry.[18]



  • Transmediale annual festival for art and digital culture in Berlin


  • Athens Digital Arts Festival is an international festival, based in Athens, which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences.
  • Video Art Miden is an international festival based in Kalamata focusing on contemporary video art. Founded in 2005, it presents all genres of video art, including animation, video dance and video performance. It also organizes or co-organizes screening events and video art exhibitions in other cities of Greece and abroad.


  • The SEQUENCES real-time art festival is held in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Its emphasis is time-based work, performance, sound art, video and music. The aim of the annual independent art festival is to celebrate and exhibit cutting-edge visual art with a special emphasis on art in public/urban spaces.


  • Netmage is an international festival dedicated to electronic art curated by Xing and produced annually in the city of Bologna as a multidisciplinary program of works, investigating and promoting contemporary audiovisual research.


  • Print Screen Festival is an annual film and new media art festival initiated in 2010 and taking place in the Holon Cinematheque.


  • Centras international multimedia arts and music festival for video, sound and live audiovisual artists. Organised every spring in Kaunas city.

The Netherlands

  • GOGBOT – GOGBOT is an annual international festival for new media art, presented by PLANETART in Enschede. Since 1998.[21]
  • TodaysArt – TodaysArt Festival is an annual international festival for arts in The Hague.[23]
  • Sonic Acts – Biennial 4day Media Arts festival in Amsterdam. Since 1994.[24]


  • Resonate brings together artists, designers and educators to participate in a debate on the position of technology in art and culture. Held each year in Belgrade-Serbia, the festival provides an overview of current situation in the fields of music, visual arts and digital culture.[25]


  • The Influencers, a festival about unconventional art, guerrilla communication and radical entertainment
  • Artfutura Digital Art and Culture Festival. Founded in Barcelona in 1990, in the following years it moved to Madrid and Sevilla, coming back to Barcelona in 2001. Alongside the festival, a program of screenings of digital animation films runs since 2002 in a growing number of cities in Spain and South America.[26]
  • Sónar Sónar, Barcelona's International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art Sonar is a pioneering festival that is unique in terms of its format and content: a leading international benchmark thanks to a carefully assembled range of culture that combines entertainment with artistry, the avant garde and experimentation, featuring the most consolidated artists and trends in electronic music and their interactions and hybridisations with other genres.[27]


  • AND Festival One of the leading organisations in commissioning work for digital culture in the UK. Since 2009, AND has commissioned over 80 works from international and UK based artists.
  • AV Festival. UK's largest electronic arts festival, featuring exhibitions, film, music and newly commissioned works. It is bi-annual and based in the three main urban centres of the North East of England, NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
  • onedotzero festival World's largest digital film festival that encompasses many new media projects, international events, commissioned and produced works. Based in London, with venue home at the [ICA].[28]

Latin America[edit]



North America[edit]


United States[edit]

  • 01SJ Biennial – The ZERO1 Biennial, distributed throughout Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area, is North America’s most significant and comprehensive showcase of work at the nexus of art and technology.
  • Boston Cyberarts Festival a biennial festival founded in 1999 to celebrate a long tradition of technological and artistic innovation throughout Massachusetts. The Boston Cyberarts Festival showcases artists and high-technology professionals from around the world who use new technology to advance traditional visual and performing arts disciplines.[32]
  • The CREATE Festival is a Creative Industries festival celebrating the intersections of creativity and innovation in Pittsburgh, PA[33]
  • Currents New Media Festival is an annual New Media Arts festival in Santa Fe since 2002. [34]
  • Digital Graffiti is a digital and interactive art festival held in Alys Beach, Florida. Bringing together technology, architecture and art, Digital Graffiti features artists from around the world.[35]
  • Gray Area Festival is a 3 day festival of media arts started in 2015 as an International media arts festival based in San Francisco with art show, daily presentations, workshops and night performances centered at the famous Grand Theater in SF Mission.
  • New York Electronic Arts Festival A biennial festival on Governor's Island in New York City.[36]
  • IMCexpo The Interactive Multimedia Culture Expo (IMCexpo) is a new media art show and trade show in New York City (2005 IMCexpo held at the Chelsea Art Museum).[37]
  • The LA Freewaves experimental new media art festival is online and in Los Angeles art venues featuring local and international artists.[38]
  • LAST Festival The L.A.S.T. (Life Art Science Technology) festival presented by Stanford University presents the coexistence of art, tech and science in the form of art expos featuring interactive high-tech installations that are meant to let you experience something you've never experienced before.[39]
  • New Media Film Festival an annual festival held at the Los Angeles Film School honors stories worth telling offering distribution opportunities and awards.[40]
  • Recombinant Festival, since 2016, is the festival of surround and experiential media based in San Francisco.[41]
  • SIGGRAPH Art Gallery is a curated art gallery exhibition that takes place during SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles. [42]
  • Visual Collaborative A seasonal festivals platform that initially started as a traveling exhibition. Events and exhibitions feature symposium style talks, digital art, technology and live music performances.[43]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ISEA International Website". ISEA Web. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "ISEA2018: INTERSECTION". Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. ^ "ISEA2017 Bio Creation and Peace". Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  4. ^ "ISEA2016: Cultural R>evolution". Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  5. ^ "ISEA2015: Disruption". ISEA2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ "ISEA2014: Location". ISEA2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  7. ^ "ISEA2013: Resistance is Futile". ISEA2013. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  9. ^ "The 10th CYFEST Opens in Bogota, Colombia - CYLAND". 29 October 2016.
  10. ^ "The 10th CYFEST Opens in Moscow on July 7, 2017 - CYLAND". 3 July 2017.
  11. ^ "The 10th CYFEST Premieres In NYC December 2016 - CYLAND". 24 November 2016.
  12. ^ "The 10th CYFEST Opens in Saint-Petersburg January 2017 - CYLAND". 12 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Addis Video Art Festival".
  14. ^ "China International Gallery Exposition".
  15. ^ "Microwave International New Media Arts Festival".
  16. ^ "Japan Media Arts Festival".
  17. ^ "Computer Space official web site". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Les Instants Video Website". Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  19. ^ Alt Party 2013. "Alternative Party 2013: Hospital". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  20. ^ Archived 31 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ "Spaceship Earth". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  22. ^ "Headquarters | IMPAKT – critical and creative views on contemporary media culture". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  23. ^ "TodaysArt Festival 2013". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  24. ^ "News | Sonic Acts Portal". 13 October 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Resonate 2014". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  26. ^ "ArtFutura - el festival de Cultura y Creatividad Digital". artfutura.
  27. ^ "Sónar Barcelona - Music, Creativity & Technology - 18.19.20 Julio 2019".
  28. ^ onedotzero. "onedotzero". onedotzero.
  29. ^ "Inicio". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  30. ^ "ELEKTRA | Elektra Festival – BIAN – MIAN". 21 November 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  31. ^ "FIVARS". FIVARS.
  32. ^ "Boston Cyberarts Festival 2011".
  33. ^ "CREATE Festival shows where art and technology collide". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
  34. ^ ppandp. "Currents New Media - Santa Fe's Media Festival". Currents New Media.
  35. ^ "Home - Digital Graffiti". Digital Graffiti.
  36. ^ "2013 New York Electronic Art Festival – Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center".
  37. ^ "Home and Garden Expo Tips – Secrets to home improvement trade shows".
  38. ^ "Freewaves - Keep art moving".
  39. ^ "".
  40. ^ "New Media Film Festival".
  41. ^ "Recombinant Media Festival 2018". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  42. ^ "Art Gallery - SIGGRAPH 2018".
  43. ^ "Visual Collaborative".
  44. ^ "electrofringe". electrofringe.

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