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Édition 18

MUTEK presents an international audiovisual creation contest as part of the 18th edition of its festival. The "Next Era" contest runs from April 13 to June 2, 2017 at midnight (Montréal time) and is open to anyone between 18 and 30 years of age. Participants are asked to produce an original audiovisual composition that may not exceed 3 minutes.

We believe that the innovations of technology and art are excellent vectors of communication and dissemination. This is why we propose that applicants think about the impact of humans on the planet as it is today, and will be in the future, by producing an audiovisual creation that will investigate and raise awareness about the theme of the Anthropocene - our Next Era.

The jury is comprised of Patti Schmidt (MUTEK), Vincent Lemieux (MUTEK), Patrick Trudeau (audiovisual artist, Diagraf) and Chris Salter (artist, Concordia University Research Chair in New media, Technology and the Senses, Co-Director, Hexagram).

The jury will choose the 5 finalists that will be submitted to a public vote, open from June 14 at noon until August 29 at noon. The public will choose three winners for the Public Choice Prize and the jury will choose a winner for the Jury Prize. 

Please take the time to read the rules and procedures of the contest.

Submissions close on June 2.

Prizes Awarded to the Contest Winners

To the 5 finalists:

  • The broadcast of their creation on the website from June 14 to November 14, 2017
  • The broadcast of their creation at the Centre for Sustainable Development in Montréal during August.
  • 1 festival t-shirt (Value: $20 CAD)
  • 1 Ableton Live 9 Software License (Value: $449 CAD)
  • 1 Moog Audio gift certificate (Value: $100 CAD) 

To the Public Choice Prize Winner: 
1 TouchDesigner Pro Software License by Derivative (Value: $2935 CAD) 

To the Jury Prize Winner:
1 Mettle Mega Suite Software (Value: $1199 CAD)
1 VP-03 Vocoder by Roland (Value: $665 CAD)
1 TouchDesigner Pro Software License by Derivative (Value: $2935 CAD) 

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