Apply for 2022

Festival Terms

APPLICATION DATES: 03 Jan– 24 FEB 2022

We invite individual artists, art organisations, performing groups and collectives to submit their digital works to be considered for participating in the AltPitch Online Arts and Technology Festival 2022.

Your application should be related to the SUBJECT of interaction between technology and humanity either by topic or form, and relate to our theme for 2022 – WOMEN in the DIGITAL CLIMATE.

Applications can represent any performing or visual GENRE including but not limited to:

      • Film
      • Animation
      • Theatre
      • Music
      • Opera and musical theatre
      • Spoken word
      • Art Installation etc.

You can either submit a COMPLETE SHOW or R&D of your creative idea. We do not require the work to be produced specifically for the AltPitch. However, even if you are submitting work in progress, it must provide engaging viewing for the online audience and include all necessary elements (see below).

The festival curators will select no more than 10 works for the MAIN PROGRAMME and no more than 5 works for the FRINGE PROGRAMME of the AltPitch Festival to be displayed on altpitch.org btw 1st and 31st March 2022.

During the festival dates all selected works will be ACTIVELY PROMOTED using all available public communication channels by the AltPitch Festival and Artist Digital.

The applying artists and companies must pay an APPLICATION FEE of £20. The work will not be considered for the festival if the application fee isn’t paid. The receivers of Universal Credit and Disability Allowance are exempt from paying the application fee but must email a proof of their benefit.

The works in the FRINGE PROGRAMME will be accessible to watch free of charge on altpitch.org.

The works in the main programme will be accessible to watch on altpitch.org for a symbolic ticket price of a WATCH & RATE ticket.

The holders of the Watch & Rate ticket will also be able to RATE the works in the main programme of the festival.

Three works with the highest rating by the audience will then be offered a COMMISSION from the AltPitch Festival – £2500 each, and supported in creating of their next project for the festival.

There is no rating facility for the fringe programme but the curators will be selecting one best work in the fringe programme to be GRANTED with £1300 towards the cost of their next project.

If you APPLIED LAST YEAR but didn’t get a commission, you are welcome to apply again but with a new work. If you received our commission last year, you must wait till next year before you can apply again.

We recommend for all submitted video works to increase their accessibility by including SUBTITLES and/or upload accessible SUPPORTING FILES to video descriptions. 

Your Application

Your application must include:

YouTube link to your submitted WORK:

  • Unlisted, not public (!). Public links will not be accepted as a valid submission.
  • Allowed for embedding.
  • Your channel should have a profile name of the artist or art organisation submitting the work.
  • Your channel should have a profile picture
  • The video should be btw 3 min and 1 hour long.

YouTube link to the submission TEASER:

  • Public link (!)
  • Allowed for embedding.
  • Max 40 sec.

Short DESCRIPTION – max. 100 words

CREDITS – who is involved and in what capacity

Three IMAGES to illustrate your work (with credits)

Application FEE of £20.

Optional: one press review quote, including star rating and source

Your APPLICATION might also include:

PRE-ROLL

You can add an optional YouTube link to a pre-roll advertising your sponsor, partner or your company. The pre-roll can be played before the audience can view the videos in the main programme. Please note that the pre-roll cannot exceed 10 sec. 

  • YouTube link (public!)
  • Max 10 sec.
  • One pre-roll per application

The submissions for the AltPitch Festival are now closed.

FAQ

Yes. But you must ensure that the work is not publicly accessible within the festival period between the 1st March and the 1st April 2022 if your work is shortlisted. In the online application form please indicate the dates of the last time your work went public.

The pre-roll is optional, but the teaser is compulsory. You can produce a teaser using the existing video of your work by yourself or with a help of any professional videographer or animator. AltPith can also produce a teaser for you using your submission. The cost of this service will be £350.

We can similarly help with producing a pre-roll for your company or your sponsor. But this service will require special consideration and quotation. Please get in touch with the AltPitch to discuss further.

No. The rights for your submission remain with you and your organisation. Since we ask you to provide only a hyperlink rather than video files, we leave you with the option to revoke access to your work when the festival is over.

The AltPitch, however, retains the right to use your teaser and images provided with your submission for promotional purposes, which is an essential aspect of the festival.

If you win the AltPitch commission the specific copyright terms for your commissioned work will be included in your contract.

The teaser must be submitted together with your main work. It is an essential part of the submission and will be used to advertise your show and to preview it on the website. 

As pre-roll is optional, you can submit it only if you are selected for the main programme. Please note that only the main programme shows will have a pre-roll option.

If you haven’t got one, then yes. Instead of submitting video files that are large and difficult to handle and store, we ask you to provide us with a YouTube link. This way you also can keep full control over your work when the festival is over and can ensure that your rights are protected. Starting a YouTube channel is easy and intuitive, you will find plenty of support online.

Besides, in the time when live events are limited, many artists will need an opportunity to show their work on screen. Creating videos and registering a YouTube channel gives them an extra option for promoting their work.

If you are not inclined to use your YouTube channel for anything but submitting your festival work, there is no problem. You can always use it for technical purposes, whenever you need to share your work with others easily and securely.

How to start a new channel on YouTube>>

No. It is up to you whether to submit an existing work, a new work or an R&D for a new work. This is a preliminary stage of the festival aimed to select the artists for our commissions. So it is important that whatever work you submit represents you as an artist, creator, researcher or an organisation.