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Outline of the competition

The iMapp Bucharest 2016 Videomapping Competition is jointly organized by the Municipality of Bucharest, creart – Cultural Center 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 artists to create 4 minute and 30 seconds long videomapped animations to the theme of “Dialogues” adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania; in harmony with the architecture, and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 24th September 2016, in front of a jury and a live audience.



In 2016, the biggest video mapping show in the world will be about interactions. About dialogues. We imagine the show as a brilliant conversation between the Palace of Parliament and the tens of thousands of people in front of it. Deep and meaningful images will build up a powerful connection between artists and the public.

Each show can be any interpretation of the concept. It can be abstract or figurative, realistic or symbolic. It can be a very intimate personal statement of the artist towards the audience or it can fit a broader narrative involving the city and the world. The only requirement: it has to be a conversation, not a monologue.

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.


The artist info is required, that should contain, first of all, a short introduction (100 words max) about the artist himself, the title of the artwork, a description of the artwork, and references. Moreover we kindly ask you to fill out the application form itself also as the summary of your application!

Secondly, about the work itself, 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, 1920×1080, named like: artistname_1/2/3_iMapp2016.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: (Please highlight the subject of your emails, e.g. application, or request)

Deadline of submission: 20th June 2016, 23:59 CET

(Those works which are sent after the deadline will be disqualified immediately.)

The six participants will be notified until 27th of June.

Technical information

  • Resolution: 7680×2000
  • Frame rate: 25fps
  • File format: Quicktime .mov (Compression: 75% PhotoJPG, Sound: AAC)

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 104pcs of Panasonic PT-DZ21K 20.000 ANSI Lumens 3 chip DLP® 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 2016

Maxin10sity is in charge with this competition as an Art Curator, and together with last year’s jury will designate the six participants.

All entries will be confirmed by e-mail!

Selection aspects:

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

Eligibility and entry fee

Entry is free of charge. As a financial support for the production each of the six chosen participants will receive €14.000.

Travel and accommodation

The six chosen artists can represent themselves by two persons whom the accommodation and transportation will be arranged.


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


On the 24th of September, during the actual projection on the Façade of the Palace of Parliament, the six participants will be juried by a professional panel of judges, who are all distinguished experts and prominent representatives of visual culture (from the field of arts, visual communications, media, film, etc.)

The exact nominal roll will be announced on the website ( soon.


Two prizes

  • Audience award: the audience will vote by SMS on the spot, Prize of 5000 € (amount subject to Romanian tax).
  • Jury award: Prize of 5000€ (amount subject to Romanian tax).


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.

Natural 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 the case that anybody 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 fictitious 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 year only.


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


  • June 20: Call closed.
  • June 21-27: Choosing the artists
  • June 27: The chosen ones will be announced
  • June 28 – September 10: The actual work on the animations.
  • August 1: First preview from the artists
  • September 10: All animations must be ready!
  • September 23: Rehearsal onsite
  • September 24: iMapp Bucharest 2016
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