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Syndicate: Call for Contributions/ Videonetwork EuroVision2000

a temporary European "Local TV" net

Call for contributions!

Eurovision2000 is looking for video and filmproductions concerning the
effects of new economies, border production, Schengenland and migration
Please send your project proposal for a production till 15th of July, or
send a already existing video or filmcontribution till 15th of August 2000
to Labor k3000!

The Concept of EuroVision2000

EuroVision2000 developed from 'MoneyNationsTV'. A project which started in
1998 as part of the wider framework of 'MoneyNations@access', which evolved
in Shedhalle Zurich. One of the central concepts of 'MoneyNationsTV' was
the direct exchange of reports, documentations, personal experiences and
narrations around the issue of the current redefinition of Europe and its
socio-economic transformation.
These theoretical and socio-political perspectives were shared by
filmmakers, artists and theorists from Middle, Central and Southeast
Europe. The productions resulting from this focussed on new border
constructions in Europe, on migration, the social and political effects of
Neo-Liberalism, informal economies and the function of art and culture in
the course of the reconfiguration of Eastern Europe. More detailed
information on 'MoneyNations@access' and 'MoneyNationsTV' can be found
online under

The aim of EuroVision is to expand the existing network of independent film
producers and media activists, and to link it with locally, socially and
culturally involved groups and people in the Café9 partner cities.
The 'MoneyNationsTV' network has already established contacts with artists,
film producers and activists in France, Italy, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosova,
Bulgaria, Rumania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Norway, and

EuroVision2000 will take another look at the topics which were central to
MoneyNationsTV. This includes the economic, social and cultural
transformation of Europe, the many-sided, but sometimes contradictory,
transformation in whole of Europe as well as of the former Eastern Block
and it's consequences with regard to personal biographies, informal
economies and migration, as well as racism, which is increasing in the
whole of Europe.
The adaptation and normalisation processes that accompany the political and
economic orientation towards accession to the EU trigger off a whole series
of societal and social changes in every-day life in the countries of the
former Eastern Block. They also cause new exclusions of different kinds,
depending on the individual country. This affects not only the many-sided,
and often contradictory, adaptation processes of (Western) European
culture, which is defined as global culture, but also the reconstitution of
a new national identity and the social exclusions which result from this.
Additionally, old (gender) orders are reintroduced.

Call for Contributions of Video and Film Programmes for EuroVision2000!

All artists, film producers, activists, theorists and other groups or
individuals who have already worked on EuroVision2000 topics as laid out
above, or who plan such productions, are invited to participate in the
EuroVision2000 network.

Please send us videos or films on VHS/pal tapes, together with the usual
information on authors and participants, as well as a short description of
content. Also include full address, e-mail address and details of the
relevant bank account.

Language: In principle productions are possible in any language. However,
since the productions are distributed to 7 different countries, English
subtitles are almost indispensable. All short descriptions of the videos
and films should be in English, since the website will be exclusively in

Fees / remuneration: We aim to pay a remuneration of least 50 Euros for all
contributions that become part of the programme. This will, however, depend
on the success of the fundraising.

Copyright rules: All copyrights will remain with the authors and artists.
EuroVision2000 will show the videos in the framework of programme blocks in
the various Café9 locations, and will include low-resolution copies in the
on-line archive. New negotiations will take place with authors, artists and
their distribution representatives respectively with regard to any further
use of the material. This could be, for instance, for the production of a
EuroVision2000 compilation tape, further screenings outside Café9
localities, or for broadcasting on local, national or European TV channels.

All EuroVision2000 network participants will automatically be added to the
EuroVision2000 mailing list ( and receive all
information concerning the further development of the EuroVision2000
project, as well as the latest news on Café9. In this way they will also be
able to participate actively in future discussions and decision-making.

Dates and Locations of EuroVision2000

EuroVision2000 will take place in September 2000 at Café9 locations in
Prague, Bologna, Avignon, Brussels, Bergen, Reykjavik and Helsinki, and on
the internet under

Organisation and Responsibilities of EuroVision2000

Café9 will be responsible of the over-all coordination of the project, and
the technical infrastructure of the various locations, as well as the
creation and the hosting of the website.
The coordination team, consisting of Jennifer de Felice (Prague), Marion
von Osten (Berlin), Peter Spillmann (Zurich) and Susanna Perin (Rome), will
be responsible for the topic-related content development and the
establishment of the local teams. Local production teams will develop,
organise and produce their own specific programmes in the various Café9

Café9 provides the space and infrastructure for the independent
EuroVision2000 project. Café9 is a joint venture between the cities of
Avignon, Brussels, Bergen, Bologna, Helsinki, Prague and Reykjavik, i.e.
seven of the new European Cities of Culture of this year. Its aims are to
build a network-based forum for socially and culturally involved artists,
media activists and other interested groups in Europe, in order to realise
joint projects in the various Cities of Culture and enable an exchange.
More information about Café9 can be obtained under


c/o Labor k3000
Schöneggstr. 5
CH - 8004 Zurich
0041 1 291 30 40


c/o Jennifer de Felice
Centrum pro soucasné umení
Jelení 9
CZ - 11800 Praha 1
Czech Republic
0042 02 2437 3178

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