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FILE 2020 – Open Call




Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participations in national and international events, FILE is the biggest electronic art event in Latin America. For 2020, artists and researchers can submit their works in the main categories: Interactive Art, Digital Language, Electronic Sonority, Workshops, Symposium and Led Show*.

* FILE Led Show consists of a public art show in the large Led panel located on the Fiesp building’s façade, at Paulista Avenue, 1313. FILE Led Show gets interactive and non-interactive proposals to be presented at the Digital Art Gallery.

To participate, you need to fill out the entry forms (attached below), being in accordance to the General Regulations of FILE.


The submission is free of charge.



In these regulations are included the terms and conditions that govern the participation in the exhibitions of FILE to be produced by FILE Electronic Language International Festival (from now on denominated “Organizer”). We recommend the reading, with maximum care, of each item of the terms and conditions below, and their full acceptance is essential for the participation in the exhibitions of FILE.



1.1 FILE is promoted by the cultural nonprofit organization FILE Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica, established in the city of São Paulo, state of São Paulo, at Rua Dona Veridiana 521/06, registered in the CNPJ under the no. 03659709/0001-91, endowed with an exclusively cultural character, devoid of any modality that might involve chance.



2.1 FILE includes the following specific categories:

Digital Language: As digital language are understood all the research and experiences in the wide scope of the multiple disciplines that uses digital media.
Electronic Sonority: As electronic sonority are understood all research and experiences in the wide scope of sounds, having therefore a wider comprehension than the ambit of music, and open to possible transversalities with other disciplines.
Interactive Arts: As interactive arts are understood all research and experiences in the ambit of art that uses interactive media and which take into account the relationship between the work and its viewer; works inserted in the intersecting fields of art and science, technology, among others …
Led Show: “In situ” installations, of public character, to be displayed in LED facade of the FIESP-SP building
Symposium: Talk proposals that have the aim to expand an international discussion on electronic digital culture in its interdisciplinary extension.
Workshop: Projects that has the main purpose of transferring knowledge and also the research on the use of computing – and other technological languages – for creative purposes



3.1 Only registrations made through the website will be accepted.
3.2 To register, it is necessary to complete and send the online Registration Form (attached below).



4.1 All works should be available for consultation online through video documentation. In the specific case of video or/and audio works, it should be provided a link to download the file (.mp4 or .mp3 extension), as specified in the following item (4.2.). In the specific case of works made for internet, the work’s online address should be indicated.
4.2. Copies of the artworks (from now on denominated “works”) should be sent to the Organizer, in case of video and music works, through a link for download that must be indicated in the Registration Form, observing the following rules:
– Materials should be sent in the following formats: MOV, MPEG-4, mp4 or .mp3.
– In the specific case of animations and other video works, only the following file types are accepted: MOV or .mp4 (High resolution, HD / Full HD – codec H.264) .


In the specific case of works enrolled in FILE Led Show, the following conditions must be met:



a) Interactive works:
– Any software that runs in MAC or PC is accepted, as long as they generate an image with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a working area of 214 x 168 pixels.
– The artist is responsible for the installation of the work and the provision of technical solutions to any special needs, such as the required licenses for the operation of the software used.

b) Non-interactive works (video or animations):
– The files must be MOV, Motion JPEG A codification.
– The image’s resolution must be of 1024 x 768 pixels, with a working area of 214 x 168 pixels.

c) In both cases:
– The LED platform is made up by a network of approximately 24,000 pixels embedded in three surfaces of the FIESP building / Digital Gallery of SESI-SP (Paulista Avenue, 1313, São Paulo).
– Textual elements won’t be allowed – Including general presentations and credits.
– The mov. file must follow the mask rules that are attached to the Led Show Technical Specifications.


Download the Technical Specifications of FILE Led Show.



– Each participant may send up to 3 proposals of works that have been accomplished in the last 3 years (2017, 2018, 2019) for FILE 2020.
– In the act of registration and in the respective field of the Registration Form, the work’s descriptive documentation must be included, as well as the biography of the participant and/or group and other components.
– In the case of Installations, Performances and Public Art Projects (such as in FILE Led Show), in the respective field of the Registration Form, an URL must be included, in which should be available for download a file (PDF) with the detailed description of the work, information on the necessary equipment, physical space requirements, form of interaction, a link to a demonstrative video of the work, the participants’ role in relation to the interface, illustrations or sketches, transportation needs and any details that may be important to the full understanding of the proposal.
– The participant must submit a PDF document which shall contain specifications for assembly and disassembly of the work, as well as the use of objects and equipment loaned by the participant to the festival.
The festival is responsible for: the assembly of the work along with its technical specifications sent in advance to the production team of the festival; the disassembly in the absence of the artist through detailed technical roadmap; and the return of objects and equipment loaned by the artist as long as it has the prior instructions and the detailed list of specific items. Such instructions are paramount and full responsibility of the artists; the festival disclaims any problems resulting from their absence.
– It should be informed, in the the Registration Form, a web address – URL, in which will be available for download at least one high-resolution image (21 cm x 29,7 cm, 300 dpi) of the registered work, in TIFF or PNG format. This image will be used in press releases on the work, and FILE does not assume the responsibility for its reproduction from the festival’s publications. If the images should be credited someone, such credits should be specified by the participant in the respective field of the Registration Form.
– In the case of exclusively sound works, a link should be sent in which there is an extract during up to 5 minutes. These edited extracts may serve as a compressed remix of different musical areas of several compositions, or the participant may simply choose a continuous representative piece.
– In the case of an interactive work, it should be available online an additional video exemplifying the interactive interface of the work.



– The participant, in the act of shipping the works, authorizes FILE to exhibit those works in its events.
– If the work was accomplished by more than one person, only one person will be responsible or the Registration Form. The other members and/or collaborators should be indicated in the respective field of the Registration Form, as well as the group’s name and corresponding biographies. FILE doesn’t assume the responsibility for including in its exhibition and/or publications data which have not been informed in the Registration Form by the responsible participant.



5.1 The works will be analyzed by an internal judging commission, which will select the works that will be part of FILE exhibition.
5.2 The notification about the selection will be made individually by the FILE team to each participant, through the e-mail address specified in the Registration Form, as well as any posterior contact.



6.1 The participant will be the only person responsible for the authenticity of the supplied data, for the work’s authorship and/or content, being, therefore, the only liable person for such creations, answering before civil and criminal law for the practice of plagiarism or any other act which may hurt copyrights or the intellectual property of another person. It is of the participant’s total responsibility the use of images from third parties that may be part of the works’ content.



7.1 The participants hence authorize the Organizer, in a free, definitive, universal and irrevocable way, to use the works produced by them for participation in FILE events, as well as their names, images and voice sound, in all and any type of advertising, transmitted through electronic, digital, and/or printed media, including magazines, posters, television, radio and internet broadcasts, and any other type of media and/or promotional pieces, in the way that the Organizer considers suitable, without the incidence of any liability for the Organizer, having all the copyrights of their respective authors reserved. The participants authorize the Organizer the use of image and sound display of their works in any and all activities connected to its events.



8.1 The Organizer, at any moment, may at its exclusive discernment, to complement and/or modify the present document partially or totally. All modifications or complements will be taken to the general knowledge through publication in the site, and such changes or complements will only be valid 24 (twenty-four) hours after their publication in the site.
8.2 The judging commission’s decision is sovereign, not subject to any resource.
8.3 Upon filling the online Registration Form, the participants totally agree with the articles of this regulation, as well as with the use of their names, images, voices and photos for publicizing the selection’s result, besides their use in advertising, exhibitions, without any additional liability for the Organizer, or third parties indicated by it, during the legal period of copyright protection.
8.4 The participation in this selective process is FREE. Participants are not subject to any type of lottery or similar operation.
8.5 All doubts and/or questions derived from the present selective process will be solved by the Organizer, always considering the current norms of consumer protection. There will be no resource of any type to the Organizer’s decisions.











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Ilhabela Island, Brazil - Art Residence Open call 2019/2020




A multidisciplinary space to focus in ideas and projects in an ecological paradise.

Description of residency program
Casa na Ilha is a creative retreat in Ilhabela Island, Brazil, an ecological paradise and preservation area at 200 km from Sao Pablo.

The Residency Program is an initiative born from the idea of artists from different disciplines to create a space where creativity is encouraged, focusing in the construction of the creative process, development and curatorial process of artistic and environmental engaged projects in one place away from the city and distractions of the daily routine.

Casa Na Ilha Residency programs run in a house built by an artist above the sea level. It is 800 meters from the beach and 4 km away from the island historical center and town. Emplaced in the middle of the rainforest on the top of a hill, surrounded with nature and a breathtaking view to the ocean, beach, palm trees and mountains.

Located north in the island, the house is walking distance from the beach and waterfalls. The absolute peace and tranquility of the place are perfect for feeding inspiration and disconnection with the world today that generally cause blockages between the artist and their work. Close to natural waterfalls, a garden full of flowers, trees, orchards, and spring water supplies, birds and ocean sounds, creates the perfect environment to relax the mind and focus on projects.

Casa na Ilha is a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can intensely dedicate on their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature.

Casa na Ilha welcomes artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent.

Duration of residency
The Residency Program is 3 - 4 weeks long duration between 5 - 8 artists at a time. In case projects require it, participants may apply for a longer period.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

Applications are accepted from all disciplines: 




                  Visual/Plastic Arts


                  Research (Sustainability/Ecology/biodiversity/Climate Change)


                  Sound & Music





The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from conception of the idea to the presentation of the same.

Private and Shared

Studio/ workspace
We offer:
Indoor Shared Studio available 24 hs for working
Other working spaces both outdoor and indoor around the facility
Guidance and tutor available on residence
Breakfast and homemade daily dinners
Lodging in private or shared rooms en suite fully furnish.
Natural resources from jungle, beaches waterfalls and gardens can be used without endangering the eco balance of the region.
Orientation and accompaniment on the project development before and after residency period.
Interaction and connection with the community and local organizations

Fees and support
Fees and costs are based on a 3 and 4 week residency period. We accept two week stays as well and in case of longer periods (up to 8 weeks) please contact us at 

Residency fee includes breakfast and dinner, the ones are prepared in the house every day and are shared every night between the group.

For lunch, residents can buy supplies at the local market and prepare their own meals at the house kitchen or if they decide to lunch outside the house. There is a fridge for artists to use to store their food, snacks or cravings. Tea and coffee are available 24 hs. The water in the house comes from a waterfall, this water is filtered before reaching the tanks so tap water is safe and drinkable.

We provide linen and towels. 

RESIDENCE PROGRAM FEE (Includes breakfast and daily dinners)
Shared room with shared bathroom: 450 USD per week 
Private room with shared bathroom and private working space : 625 USD per week
Private room with private bathroom and private working space– Apartment:875  USD per week

Expectations towards the artist
Casa na Ilha is a space where to develop, improve and curate personal and group projects in an interdisciplinary ambiance, nurturing for different views opinions and expertise.  The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from the conception of the idea to the presentation of the same.

Artists work on a self-directed residency: you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. We will not pressure you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas. However, during your stay there will be a tutor on location 24/7 to discuss ideas, projects and progress of work during the duration of the residency time, respecting artists pace and direction. We do not provide a set program or itinerary for artists to follow, sessions and tutor advice and support will be approached personally case by case around artists self-directed practices. Tutor will give you guidance as well as help make the necessary contacts, approaches and arrangements with different parties the project requires. 

Each sessions hosts 4 – 6 artists at the same time, from different disciplines, giving the opportunity to artists in residency to gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work through peer interaction and discussion groups. Common spaces will be conceived to promote not only collaboration between the artists, but to empower ideas between different participants and interdisciplinary learning. Casa na Ilha embraces the role of being an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing through daily interactions open to share and exchange ideas and perspectives among participants.

Casa na Ilha gathers individuals with different expertise, sensibilities, skills and backgrounds committed to contribute to the enrichment of intellectual and artistic circles with their professional collaborations and public interactions, also carrying a strong belief in the importance of building a community that shares and grows. 


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2nd Circus Residency: The smallest circus convention in Brazil




The House of Sustainable Arts opens its doors for the Second Circus Residency in the style of "the smallest Circus Convention". We offer 5 days of artistic living and cultural exchange through workshops, classes, community shows and theatrical performances. The residency is an intimate meeting of circus artists in the many artistic languages of clowning, juggling, aerial arts, dance, sound and lighting, spoken word and musical performance. This annual residency is occurring for the second time from September 11-15, 2019 in the historic neighborhood of Dois de Julho, Salvador, Brazil. We invite all artists and collectives who identify with the Circus community to present a proposal for a workshop or an act to present during the residency. As a participant you will stay in the CAS - Casa de Artes Sustentáveis residency accommodations, take workshops and classes from other artists from around the world, watch and/or be part of several shows presented in the four story historic house and outside in the thriving cultural neighborhood in which we are located. CAS supports the logistics of your travel, offers interpretation services and guided tours to experience the cultural and historical richness of Salvador da Bahia, the epicenter of Afro-Brazilian culture, religion and art. 


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Rock Horror Film Festival submissions open until March 1st.






The Rock Horror Film Festival is accepting submissions until March 1st for short and long films of the following genres: Horror, thriller, sci-fi, fantasy and animation. 

The Rock Horror Film Festival is more than a competition, it’s an event that unites the best of the horror, thriller, and fantasy films with rock & roll in a big party for moviegoers who love music, and cinema. For rules and submissions, visit website.

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