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iMapp Bucharest – 2018 OPEN CALL


iMapp Bucharest 2018



Outline of the competition

The iMapp Bucharest 2018 Video mapping Competition is jointly organized by the Bucharest City Hall through creart – Center for Creation, Art and Tradition of the Municipality of Bucharest – as the Producer, Maxin10sity Ltd. – as the Art Curator and 360 Revolution Srl – as Technical Provider henceforth collectively referred to as the Organizer.

We are inviting international visual artists to create 3 minute long video mapped animations to the bellow theme adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania harmonizing with the architecture and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 22nd of September 2018, in front of a jury and a live audience.



A Century of Modern Romania

iMapp Bucharest 2018 celebrates 100 years of Romania.

One of the most powerful symbols of Romanian history and of The Great Union is our National Flag. Let’s imagine the Palace of Parliament, lavishly illuminated with a symphony of BLUE, YELLOW and RED!

Each show would be a conceptual work of art, based on these colors, as elements of video mapping. References to the history of Romania (events and important figures relevant for our past) are welcomed, but we encourage artistic integration, instead of a documentary approach. The visual content can be conceptual or figurative, realistic or symbolic. It can fit a very abstract approach of the artist or it can be a part of a narrative puzzle.

With iMapp Bucharest, we celebrate the artistic and cultural life of our city. While we believe in the freedom of artistic expression, we do not condone any kind of political statement or social activism and we strongly advise against any offensive content of the shows. Furthermore, as 2018 is an important anniversary for Romania, our suggestion is to avoid any references to controversial moments from our history


First of all, about the artist himself a short description (100 words max.), and the filled application form are required. Moreover, we kindly ask you to give us contact both to the person responsible for the work and a contact person.

Secondly, about the work, the following details are necessary (please send them in a zip file ( all together):

  • title of artwork
  • short description (maximum 250 words)
  • visual images (maximum 3 pieces of still pictures, 1920 x 1080, named like: artistname_1/2/3_iMapp2018.jpg)
  • references (maximum 3 youtube or vimeo links)

With the submission the participants are confirming that the appropriate technique is available for producing the animation according to the requirements in the ”Technical Information” below.

The submission should be sent to the following email address: including the filled application form and the visual/s.

(Please highlight the subject of your emails, e.g. application, or request)

Deadline of submission: 2nd of July 2018, 23:59 CET

(The artworks sent after the deadline will be disqualified immediately.)

The final 10 participants will be notified until 6th of July 2018.

Technical information

  • Resolution: 7680 x 2000
  • Frame rate: 25 fps
  • File format: (Encoding HAP)
  • Sound separate file WAV 48Khz uncompressed

2D raster map is available to all contestants here.

3D model of the façade will be sent to the chosen participants.

The content of your animations will be projected onto the façade of the Bucharest Parliament, using 64pcs of Panasonic PT-RZ31K 30.000 ANSI Lumens 3 chip DLP® Laser projectors, controlled by five Pandora Box QUAD Server systems from Coolux.

Technical compliance with the provided specifications is mandatory.

Selection of participants for the iMapp Bucharest 2018

Maxin10sity is in charge of the competition as an Art Curator and together with last year’s Jury, they will decide who will be the 10 chosen participants.

All entries will be confirmed by e-mail!

Selection aspects:

  • quality of the previous references (70%)
  • creative concept, visual (30%)

Eligibility and entry fee

Entry is free of charge. As a financial support for the production each of the ten chosen participants will receive € 10.000.

Travel and accommodation

All 10 chosen artists can be represented at the live show by two persons whom the accommodation and transportation will be arranged.


In that case you have any questions about the competition, do not hesitate to contact us by the following e-mail:


On the 22nd of September 2018 the 10 participants will be juried by a professional panel of judges, who are all distinguished experts and prominent representatives of international visual culture (from the field of arts, visual communications, media, film etc.)

The jury component will be announced on the website ( soon.


Two prizes:

  • Audience Award (the audience will vote live by SMS): Prize of 5.000 €
  • Jury Award: Prize of 5.000 €


The competition is open to all natural and legal persons regardless of their profession, age, sex, citizenship or residence; people can enter the competition either individually or as a team.

Persons under the age of 18 must obtain the prior consent of their legal guardian to enter the competition.

When entering the competition as a team, one person should be appointed as contact person who will solely be responsible for communication with the organizers.

One person can enter the competition in one team only.

The competition is open to both professionals and amateurs.

Entrants can only enter the competition with their own, original work. In case someone enters the competition with work other than that of their own, the entry will be rejected and the person will be disqualified immediately. Should it be discovered only after the competition, the entrant will be stripped of his/her honors and the prize will have to be returned. Upon completing the registration form, entrants declare that the work submitted by them is their own intellectual property, and warrant that it does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.

The work submitted has to meet the requirements as set forth in the ”Technical information” section.

It is strictly forbidden to embed any real or fiction advertisements in the work either overtly or in a covert way, i.e. it is forbidden to feature any product, brand, name, logo or recognizable image, or text etc. (with the exception of the inscription on the façade of the building), and/or any mark or symbol suggesting whose work it is.

Entries that do not meet these requirements will be rejected automatically.


All validated entries will remain the property of the participants. By submitting their work, participants give their consent for said work or parts of it to be used at no charge for advertising and promotional activities. Examples of promotional activities may include press releases, public relations activities for the competition, internet – related promotion, or articles, all free of charge. The Organizer is not liable for any fees resulting from potential copyright infringements that result from the content of the animations submitted by the participants. Moreover, the participants should allow their work to be projected at the iMapp contest next years.


By submitting an entry for this competition, each contestant agrees to all the terms specified in this brief.


  • 2nd of July 2018: Call closed
  • 2nd – 6th of July 2018: Choosing the artists
  • 6th of July 2018: The chosen artists will be announced
  • 6th of July – 7th of September 2018: The actual work on the animations
  • 22nd of July 2018: First preview from the artists
  • 11th of August 2018: Second preview
  • 3rd of September 2018: Final preview
  • 10th of September 2018: Final animation must be handed in
  • 20th of September 2018: Rehearsal onsite
  • 22nd of September 2018: iMapp Bucharest 2018

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