CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival

2010 – 5th anniversary of
Cologne Online Film Festival
and the change into “Cologne International Videoart Festival”

–> manifestations of CologneOFF V and previous festival editions in cooperation in physical space

–> CologneOFF VI _ the new festival edition in 2010 will be realised as a networked event, including a networked jury and a networked launch

Scheduled events

CologneOFF V
solo features 17 November 2009 – 31 January 2010
–> CologneOFF V – Taboo?!

CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
solo features 1 February 2010 – ??
–> CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!



[call for entries] – 1 January
deadline 5 April 2010
Festival theme:
Let’s Celebrate – memory & identity in an experimental context

CologneOFF VI – Let’s Celebrate!!

In 2010, CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary – a good reason to try the new festival concept as a networked festival, including a networked jury, networked contributions and a series of networked screenings between September and December 2010 and beyond.

CologneOFF – founded in 2006 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne as a new type of film and video festival dedicated to art forms of film and video in a global context – is following a successful concept of a festival without a static location of its own.
It does not last just 2 or 3 days a year, but is all the year everyday 24 hours available to the audience online and simultaneouslöy via physical screenings in cooperation with partner festivals.

This independance of availabliity on one hand, and dependance on networking partners
makes CologneOFF most attractive not only to the audience, but basically also to the participating artists/directors and their films and videos due to a lasting promotion, confidence and trust.

After 5 successful festival editions, i.e
CologneOFF I – “Identityscapes” – 2006 – CologneOFF II – “Image vs Music” – 2006
CologneOFF III – “Toon! Toon! – art cartoons and animates narriatives” – 2007
CologneOFF IV – “Here We Are! 2008
CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? – 2009

and their physical manifestations 2006-2010 – in New Dehli/India, Rotterdam/NL, Maracaibo/Venezuela, Rosario/Argentina, Lyon/France, Belgrade/Serbia, Szeczin/Poland, Brussels/Belgium, Istanbul/Turkey, Guadaljara/Mexico, Athens/Greece, Sarajevo/Bosnia-Hercegovia, Thessaloniki/Greece, Clermont-Ferrand/France, Jakarta/Indonesia, Hong Kong/ China, Bristol/UK and many more –

CologneOFF is taking the occasion of its 5th anniversary to thank all artists & directors, partners and the audience and invites all to celebrate CologneOFF VI under the festival theme “let’s celebrate – memory and identity in an experimental context” to be launched in September 2009 as part of NewMediaFest’2010 –
10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwok]:|| cologne – global heritage of digital culture

The networked jury consists of

Gioula Papadopoulou, curator of Videoart Festival Miden (Greece)
Margarida Paiva, director of Oslo Screen Festival (Norway)
Macu Moran, director VideoArtWorld Barcelona (Spain)
Tamas Gabeli, director of BuSho – Budapest International Short Film Festival (Hungary)
Giorgio Fedeli , curator & president of Visual Container Milan (Italy)
Mohamed Allam, director and curator of Medrar, Cairo (Egypt)
Jonas Nilsson, manager of Art Video Screening, initiator and chief-coordinator of Örebro International Videoart Festival (Sweden)

Besides the official festival program, networked festival contributions will be made by
Videoart Festival Miden, Oslo Screen Festival, BuSho – Budapest International Shortfilm Festival, Art Video Screening Orebro, Video Art World Barcelona, Visual Container Milan and Video Festival Cairo-

CologneOFF VI –
6th edition of Cologne Online Film Festival

festival director & chief curator

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Mauritiussteinweg 64
D – 50676 Cologne

Email:the-network (at)