Melbourne’s already vibrant cultural and arts scene is about to receive a fresh new feel and perspective with the launch of its first digital festival. Pause Fest, which will be held from the 7th-13th November 2011, is about the new, innovative, interactive, exciting, creative and contemporary in the digital, advertising and creative industries featuring some of the world’s most creative minds of the 21st century.
This exciting addition to Melbourne’s cultural landscape has launched their impressive website which provides information about the amazing local and international artists and agencies that will be taking part in this years inaugural festival. The website features profiles, interviews and show reels from the likes of industry heavyweights such as Tronic Studio (USA), Fantasy Interactive (SWE), Director Kobayashi (UK), Leviathan (USA), Plenty (ARG), Physalia (ESP) as well as talented solo artists making waves in the industry: Dima Grubin (BLR), Andrey Muratov (RUS), Ronaldo Tozzi (BRA), Antonis Zagoraios (GRE), Dante Nou (AUS) and many others.
Pause Fest’s mission is to transform the city into an open gallery and create networking opportunities as well as dazzling visual and interactive experiences for both artists and the general public. That’s why Pause Fest has a number of opportunities for creatives to get involved and welcomes all submission whether from agencies that are looking to expand their scope and be part of something truly unique and innovative, or from solo artists who would like an opportunity to have their work showcased to an international and national audience.
Pause Fest is looking for a range of different types of talent to be involved, from local agencies and artists, production houses to musicians, performers and VJs to truly show off the plethora of creative activity that Melbourne offers. The festival will be an amalgamation of open exhibitions, interactive displays, live musical performances, visual projections, brand and product launches and new technologies.
Submission forms for show reels, animation, anything that moves and is at the cutting edge of the creative industries or blurs the creative boundaries can be found online on the Pause Fest website as well as submission for their world wide open poster contest for graphic artists. Submissions close September 1st 2011.
The type of submission Pause Fest is looking for are:
• Show reels of animations, anything that moves or is 3D
• Interactive displays and exhibitions
• Product and brand launch events to be part of the festival – anything that is new and innovative from concept cars to new technologies and communication devices
• Visual projections that truly dazzle
• Musical and live performances of any kind and any genre
• Poster graphics for the Pause Fest poster
• And anything to that is digital and kick’s ass!