Submissions open for A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2017

A MAZE. is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events and productions transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE. Apply to participate in the 6th International Festival in September 2017

A MAZE. 6th International Game and Playful Media Festival

13th-16th of September 2017

The festival opens submissions for talks, workshops, games, installations and artworks.

“A MAZE. is back! A unique festival with cool, experimental and artistic games, virtual reality experiences and playful installations. The sixth edition will be a turning point for us, where we want to explore new ways, how we can strengthen our message and also become a more loud, inspiring and playful platform outside Johannesburg, South Africa and Africa. For further steps together we are keen to discover more than ever african and african female productions and voices in the field of games, interactive storytelling, virtual reality, playful art and audio-visual performances. Come and share your vision of playful media in Africa and submit.”, wishes Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and festival director of A MAZE.

The call for talks, workshops, games and installations is officially open from June 1st until July 1st, 2017. Fill out the relevant form for your contribution. If you are selected, travel and accommodation is not automatically included. However, with the support of cultural agencies, embassies and international associations we might make travel support possible.

PLEASE SUBMIT HERE >

Your game/playful installation

Your talk, workshop, hypertalk, panel, performance, discussion round

About the festival

A MAZE. / Johannesburg brings together international independent game developers, digital creatives and game enthusiasts in Johannesburg. A MAZE. / Johannesburg is also a public festival with a mind-blowing music lineup, a hand selected exhibition of videogames, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations.

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is a unique, investigative international platform for games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, present their projects, play, and make contacts to collaborate on future projects. A MAZE. / Johannesburg represents games beyond the mainstream and celebrates the art-form - not the product.

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is a standalone festival organized by A MAZE. with the headquarters residing in Berlin. A MAZE. / Johannesburg is an open festival including talks, workshops, exhibitions, performances and music program. A MAZE. / Johannesburg is funded by the City of Johannesburg and is part of the framework of Fak’ugesi - the African Digital Innovation Festival.

Festival website 2016

Festival video 2016

Fak’ugesi website
 

About the organizer

A MAZE., established in 2008, is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Interdisciplinary, game-centered events and productions transcending media channels and cultures are the signature feature of A MAZE.

A MAZE. is based in Berlin, Germany and our portfolio includes the production of festivals, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, game/ vr showcases, game jams, artist in residence programs and a magazine.

A MAZE. interacts with their events in different creative scenes including Johannesburg/ South Africa, Rijeka/ Croatia, Cluj/ Romania, Ramallah/ Palastine, Moscow/ Russia, Pristina/ Kosovo, Abu Dhabi/ UE, Kharkiv/ Ukraine nad Berlin/ Germany to scout new talents and discover interesting communities or collectives for future collaborations. A MAZE. / Berlin in April and A MAZE. / Johannesburg in September are the annual festivals and awards, that highlight games and virtual reality beyond the mainstream.
Find out more about: www.a-maze.net

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press@a-maze.net

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