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Announcement for VIDEO PARTY in KYOTO 2019
There are many video works created by various independent artists these days, many of which seem to have no storylines and contents hard to comprehend. But the potential of this media is limitless and there are many fresh imageries being created continuously. Unfortunately, we do not have enough occasions in which we can come in contact with borderless variations of the genre. It is for this reason we assemble this VIDEO PARTY, where we can screen and make records of these ever-growing works of independent artists, as well as to simply increase the opportunity for Indies video works to be seen.
Based in Kyoto, the VIDEO PARTY has been organized for independent artists to exhibit their works, regardless of their nationality, affiliation, standpoint and genre - ranging from drama, animation, experimental and documentary - and has been screening publicly offered works, since 2013. For this year, the PARTY will be held in July (provisional), at the “Lumen Gallery”, a video-specialized gallery established in Kyoto.
We have also started the work exchange program since 2014, in cooperation with several overseas film festivals, educational establishments and Indies film screening organizations. In 2016, we had successful screenings in Taiwan, South Korea and Macau and China, to introduce participating works of the VIDEO PARTY. We plan to expand the interaction and create more opportunities to screen in more locations this year.
We anticipate your joining to this opportunity of witnessing the future and exploring the potentials of video works, woven by various independent artists.
Hence, we would like to invite everybody to subscribe your works.
This year, we are planning to hold the Lumen gallery in Kyoto for three days from August 2 (Fri) to 4 (Sun).


n order to subscribe your work to the VIDEO PARTY, you need to register first.

Rules for Subscription 2019


Your nationality, occupation, school or company you belong to, whether you are a student, a teacher or a plain working adult, anything regarding your affiliations and social standings will not affect your qualification as an applicant.

Limitation of work length

Within 15 minutes

Requirement for Entry

There is no limitation in contents, technique or genre. The year of production will not affect its entry also. Just for the sake of giving a clue to those who are planning to create a new work from now, we also set “collage” as this years theme. You can either make reference to it in your work, or no reference at all.
Only requirements are that the work is originally created by the applicant, and that the images, sound and any other material used in the work must be free of copyright problems. Basically there will be no examinations for submitted works.

Application fee

No application fees required, but please note that we will not be able to reimburse any money for showing your work either.

Step 1:
Sunday, May 19th, Deadline for Declaration of Participation

Submit your declaration of participation along with informations listed below to entry form by May 19th.


Necessary Information

・Name of the applicant (noms de plume and group names also applicable)
・Information of the applicant (Occupations, affiliations or titles, if any)
・Work title (if any)
・Genre (e.g., animation, drama or experimental, just as a reference)
・Running time (estimation also applicable)
・Year of production

Step 2:
Sunday, June 16st, Deadline for Submitting Work Description

Please submit information describing your work, as listed below, to info@af-plan.com. We will start making publicity materials based on your information.

Necessary Information

・Name of the applicant
・Work title
・Running time
・Screen shots of the work (Resolution; 853×480[640×480] pixels, 72DPI, square pixels, JPEG format)
・Biography(about 100 characters)
・Comments on your work (for announcements)

Step 3:
Sunday, July 14th, Deadline for Submission of Work

Send in your work data in designated format we inform you later on, by July 14th.

Format for Movie Files

For SDs
・Resolution: 720×480(4:3)854×480(16:9)
・Formats: QuickTime of MP4 formats, H.264 (less than 3Mbps) codec
For HDs
・Resorution: 1280×720もしくは1920×1080
・Formats: QuickTime of MP4 formats, H.264 (less than 20Mbps) codec.

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Activity record


Screening by students of Kyoto Art College



Osaka Seikei University Student Works Exhibition

「OSAKA SEIKEI VIDEO PARTY !」Art Me (Takatsuki, JAPAN) 35 works


Exchange exhibition of Nagoya Gakugei University and Osaka Seikei University

「VIDEO PARTY 2012」Art Lab. Aichi (Nagoya, JAPAN) 15 works


Held as the first public exhibition

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2013」Maruni Atelier Cafe (Kyoto, JAPAN) 39 works


Start work exchange with Future Film Day in Taiwan

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2014」Kyoto Cinema (Kyoto, JAPAN) 45 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2014」Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, TAIWAN) 9 works


Start work exchange between Korea and Macau

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2015」京都 Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 38 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2015」Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, TAIWAN) 12 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2015」PARK LANE BY SPLENDOR (Taichung, TAIWAN) 12 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Tong Myong University (Busan, KOREA) 6 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 12 works
「KINO VISION」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 10 works


Work exchange spreads

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2016」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 87 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Tong Myong University (Busan, KOREA) 11 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」15 feet under (Busan, KOREA) 20 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 17 works
「KINO VISION」京都 Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 13 works
「Windows of Formosa Film Festival」 Windsor Hotel (Taichung, TAIWAN) 5 works


Exchange with Japan and China

「VIDEO PARTY x EZO FILM 2017」Maruba-Kaikan(Sapporo, JAPAN)/Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 7 works
「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2017」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 65 works
「Shenzhen 3rd Independent Animation Biennale」OCT-LOFT (Shenzhen, China) 10 works
「VIDEO PARTY in Nishiwaga」Sasou-kan (Iwate, JAPAN) 34 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 13 works
「Windows of Formosa Film Festival」 Windsor Hotel (Taichung, TAIWAN) 10 works


American first screening

「VIDEO PARTY on Tour in Richmond!」SEDIMENT Arts(Richmond, USA) 23 works
「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2018」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 94 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 13 works


Tokyo first screening

「Tokyo Eizo Brig. PARTYS」Image Forum (Tokyo, JAPAN) 20 works
「VIDEO PARTY x EZO FILM 2019」SCARTS (Sapporo, JAPAN) / Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 12 works