For Artists

The 15th IN OUT Festival

open call

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We would like to invite filmmakers and visual artists to participate in an open international competition happening along with 15th edition of IN OUT Festival.

Topic: design / moving image

Deadline: 31 August 2022

The competition is in two stages: out of all works submitted until 31 August 2022, the pre-selection jury will choose 20 experimental films shortlisted for the final. Works qualified for the finals will be selected by 30 September 2022. These works will be shown at special festival screenings. If epidemiological restrictions allow it, the finalists will be invited to the festival in Gdańsk.


  • 1st prize: PLN 6,000 (approx. EUR 1,400) funded by the Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodeship Mieczysław Struk.
  • 2nd prize: PLN 5,000 (approx. EUR 1,000) funded by ŁAŹNIA CCA.
  • 3rd prize, named after Prof. Witosław Czerwonka: PLN 4,000 (approx. EUR 900) funded by the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

The jury will also award special mentions.

The competition is addressed to artists aged 18 and over.

Running time: submitted films should be over 1’ and under 20’.

Production year: the work should not be older than three years.

Do not hesitate to take part!

IN OUT Festival is a recurring event organised by the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland, since 2005. This year, the festival’s 15th jubilee edition will focus on design. IN OUT 2022 wants to look at what design means for visual artists and what video and films represent for designers. How does the function of design change under the influence of new media? Do design strategies work in contact with different media – and if so, how? As part of the festival, Laznia CCA is holding a two-stage competition for short experimental forms in the form of an open call. Polish and international artists shortlisted in the first stage are invited to the festival in Gdańsk, and their works will be shown during special festival screenings.