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International Competition “Myths and Legends”: Open Call

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Background

ABOUT LUNAR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

When the moon rises up in the night sky, the lights of LUNAR will be turned on and will give a new appearance to some of the most beautiful buildings and monuments in the city. Central squares and parks will become home of high tech light installations.

The third edition of LUNAR Festival of Lights will be held this spring in Sofia, Bulgaria. It will transform the city into a huge open air art gallery. One of the largest art festivals will gather local and international artists, who will tell stories, provoke the imagination and surprise the audience through their fascinating light art.

LUNAR Festival of Lights a private and independent initiative. LUNAR is a cultural entrepreneurship initiative and is funded only by sponsors. The festival is organised by MP-STUDIO in partnership with Festival of Lights International Production GmbH and with the institutional support of European Parliament in Bulgaria, the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, Sofia Municipality and with the financial support of the National Culture Fund’s Creation Programme. The festival aims to present exciting new technologies, as well as high-quality and outstanding light art to its public.

The access to all artworks part of the festival is free of charge.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

“Myths and Legends” competition is organised by MP-STUDIO, as part of the third edition of LUNAR Festival of Lights. In the days between 09-12 May 2024, the seven finalist artworks will illuminate one of the most popular building in Sofia – the Regional History Museum – Sofia. Artists from all around the world will have the opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity and the richness of imagination with 90-120 sec. projection mapping show.

THEME

Myths and Legends

What are the myths and legends that are integral part of the different cultures? How are they encoded in our being since our childhood and why do different mythical elements awaken our imagination?

The facade will become an artistic encounter of mythical and folkloric elements from various cultures, showing the richness of peoples’ imagination since antiquity. Some of the most interesting and mysterious stories will meet to celebrate cultural richness and diversity. The compelling interweaving of mythical narratives and characters will create a tapestry of visual tales that resonate beyond physical boundaries.

 

PROJECTION MAPPING VENUE

  • The projection mapping venue will be the Regional History Museum – Sofia with the address: Banski №1 square, Sofia, Bulgaria. 
  • MP-STUDIO reserves the right to change the venue.

SPECIAL AWARDS

A total of seven finalists will be selected by a 5-member jury. Their artworks will be projected on the facade of Regional History Museum – Sofia every evening between May 9th-12th 2024, from 09:00 p.m to midnight.

The short-listed candidates will be announced as finalists on the website www.lunarlights.eu and on the social media pages of the festival.

The winning artworks will be awarded as follows:

  • Grand Prize: 5 000 EUR 
  • Second Prize: 2 500 EUR
  • Third Prize: 1 500 EUR 

DEADLINES

08 March 2024 Competition announcement
18 March 2024, 23:59 CET Filled Application Form, Portfolio & signed Agreement to [email protected]
17 April 2024, 23:59 CET Teaser / Preview of your work & Creative Concept | First Screening
01 May 2024, 23:59 CET Final entry work | Final delivery
02 May 2024 Announcement of the 7 finalists
09 – 12 May 2024 Finalists artworks to be projected as part of LUNAR Festival of Lights
12 May 2024 Winners announcement

*The event schedule might change depending on the venue, event circumstances, etc.

APPLICATION FORM & PORTFOLIO

You can participate in the Competition by sending ONE email, which contains all documents needed for the submission: filled Application form, signed Agreement and portfolio, at [email protected]. Submission deadline for the applications: 18 March 2024, 23:59 CET

All documents can be downloaded at the end of the publication.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEE 

Entry is free of charge. 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION 

The organisers do not cover travel and accommodation expenses, in case the finalists would like to visit the projection mapping airings. It is the artists (finalists) own responsibility to take charge of their accommodation and travel planning.

Written by:LUNAR Festival of Lights

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