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Announcement for VIDEO PARTY in KYOTO 2020
There are many video works created by various independent artists these days, many of which seem to have no storylines and contents hard to comprehend. But the potential of this media is limitless and there are many fresh imageries being created continuously. Unfortunately, we do not have enough occasions in which we can come in contact with borderless variations of the genre. It is for this reason we assemble this VIDEO PARTY, where we can screen and make records of these ever-growing works of independent artists, as well as to simply increase the opportunity for Indies video works to be seen.
Based in Kyoto, the VIDEO PARTY has been organized for independent artists to exhibit their works, regardless of their nationality, affiliation, standpoint and genre - ranging from drama, animation, experimental and documentary - and has been screening publicly offered works, since 2013. For this year, the PARTY will be held in July (provisional), at the “Lumen Gallery”, a video-specialized gallery established in Kyoto.
We have also started the work exchange program since 2014, in cooperation with several overseas film festivals, educational establishments and Indies film screening organizations. In 2016, we had successful screenings in Taiwan, South Korea and Macau and China, to introduce participating works of the VIDEO PARTY. We plan to expand the interaction and create more opportunities to screen in more locations this year.
We anticipate your joining to this opportunity of witnessing the future and exploring the potentials of video works, woven by various independent artists.

In 2020, the entire world is in a situation that has never been experienced before. The purpose of VIDEO PARTY staff is to interact with each other through screenings, and we have always valued the form of "screening" face-to-face. But now that the threat of the new coronavirus has shut down the means to do so, we can't just wait for the situation to subside.
Therefore, as a new attempt, we will be screening the film on the Internet from August 21 to 23.

We look forward to your participation in this "place" that explores the future and further possibilities of the images spun by the eyes of individuals.
First of all, we ask for your entry as an announcement of your participation.

Screening Schedule
Program1 August 21 (Fri) 18:00〜
Program2 August 21 (Fri) 20:00〜
Program3 August 22 (Sat)  17:00〜
Program4 August 22 (Sat)  19:00〜
Program5 August 23 (Sun) 13:00〜
Program6 August 23 (Sun) 15:00〜


Activity record


Screening by students of Kyoto Art College



Osaka Seikei University Student Works Exhibition

「OSAKA SEIKEI VIDEO PARTY !」Art Me (Takatsuki, JAPAN) 35 works


Exchange exhibition of Nagoya Gakugei University and Osaka Seikei University

「VIDEO PARTY 2012」Art Lab. Aichi (Nagoya, JAPAN) 15 works


Held as the first public exhibition

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2013」Maruni Atelier Cafe (Kyoto, JAPAN) 39 works


Start work exchange with Future Film Day in Taiwan

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2014」Kyoto Cinema (Kyoto, JAPAN) 45 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2014」Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, TAIWAN) 9 works


Start work exchange between Korea and Macau

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2015」京都 Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 38 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2015」Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, TAIWAN) 12 works
「Youth Generation Film Festival 2015」PARK LANE BY SPLENDOR (Taichung, TAIWAN) 12 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Tong Myong University (Busan, KOREA) 6 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 12 works
「KINO VISION」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 10 works


Work exchange spreads

「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2016」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 87 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Tong Myong University (Busan, KOREA) 11 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」15 feet under (Busan, KOREA) 20 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 17 works
「KINO VISION」京都 Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 13 works
「Windows of Formosa Film Festival」 Windsor Hotel (Taichung, TAIWAN) 5 works


Exchange with Japan and China

「VIDEO PARTY x EZO FILM 2017」Maruba-Kaikan(Sapporo, JAPAN)/Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 7 works
「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2017」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 65 works
「Shenzhen 3rd Independent Animation Biennale」OCT-LOFT (Shenzhen, China) 10 works
「VIDEO PARTY in Nishiwaga」Sasou-kan (Iwate, JAPAN) 34 works
「Busan Kyoto Video Exhibition」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 13 works
「Windows of Formosa Film Festival」 Windsor Hotel (Taichung, TAIWAN) 10 works


American first screening

「VIDEO PARTY on Tour in Richmond!」SEDIMENT Arts(Richmond, USA) 23 works
「VIDEO PARTY KYOTO 2018」Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 94 works
「PRESENT FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL」iCentre (Macau) 13 works


Tokyo first screening

「Tokyo Eizo Brig. PARTYS」Image Forum (Tokyo, JAPAN) 20 works
「VIDEO PARTY x EZO FILM 2019」SCARTS (Sapporo, JAPAN) / Lumen gallery (Kyoto, JAPAN) 12 works
「VIDEO PARTY in Busan」space NA.RA (Busan, KOREA) 10 works