iMapp Bucharest 2017 – Video-mapping Competition

Submission: July 03, 2017
Registration: July 03, 2017
Language: English
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Prizes: Audience Award 5,000 EUR, Jury Award 5,000 EUR
Type: Open


The iMapp Bucharest 2017 Video Mapping Competition is jointly organized by the Municipality of Bucharest, Creart – Center for Creation, Art and Tradition 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 30 second long videomapped animations to the theme of “Above and Beyond” adapted to the façade of Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, Romania using and enhancing the architecture, and accompanied by music. The animations will be projected on 16th September 2017, in front of an international jury and a live audience.


Above and Beyond

Exploration is the key concept of iMapp 2017.

“To boldly go where no one has gone before.” Above & Beyond.

A visual journey above the horizon, among stars and galaxies or beyond the molecular structure. Or a luxuriant phantasy of jungle vegetation. Maybe a deep dive into the oceanic abyss.

Or all of the above. And beyond any of it!

The visual content can be conceptual or figurative, realistic or symbolic. It can fit a very abstract approach of the artist or it can be a part of a narrative puzzle.

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.


First of all, about the artist himself a short description (100 words max), and the filled application form are required. Moreover we kindly ask you to give us contact both to the person responsible for the work and a contact person.

Secondly, about the work the following details are necessary (please send them in a zip file (artistname_iMapp2017.zip) 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_iMapp2017.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: call@imapp.ro including the filled application form and the visual/s.

(Please highlight the subject of your e-mails, e.g. application, or request)

Deadline of submission: 3rd July 2017, 23:59 CET

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

The six participants will be notified until 10th July.


  • 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 2017

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

All entries will be confirmed by e-mail!

Selection aspects:

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


Entry is free of charge. As a financial support for the production each of the six chosen participants will receive €12.000.


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


In that case you have any questions about the competition, do not hesitate to contact us by the following e-mail: agnes.szentannai@maxin10sity.com


On the 16th of September 2017 during 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 (www.imapp.ro) soon.


Two prizes

  • Audience award: the audience will vote by SMS on the spot, Prize of 5.000 €.
  • Jury award: Prize of 5.000 €.


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 that case, 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.

Go to the competition’s website