Video Art Festival Μiden is getting ready for its 9th edition, presenting once more a dynamic program of global video art creation at the Historic Center of Kalamata.

More than 1000 video artists and creators from all over the world responded to our call for entries sharing with us beautiful and strong images full of dreams, desires, aspirations and concerns, opening once more a window to the world. A world exactly as we dream of -despite the general recession and crisis: full of art, free expression and fresh ideas!

2013 edition of Festival Miden will take place at Kalamata’s Historic Center (Amfeias square) on 4-6 of July, with free entrance for the public as always. Besides the open air central screenings at Amfeias’ square (starting each night at 21.30), several parallel screenings & events are scheduled in the area of the Historic Center of Kalamata, while, for the first time, this year the festival presents at the same time a special selection in Athens in collaboration with CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point (4-6 of July).

During its 3day events the festival will present over 300 videoworks from more than 45 countries, selected and curated by the festival’s team, while many tributes to significant festivals and groups from abroad will take place.

Festival Miden 2013 is realized with the support of the Municipality of Kalamata, in collaboration with Kalamata’s Youth Center and Kalamata’s Film Club – Filmhouse, while also Kallitechniko Steki and other venues at the Historic Center of Kalamata will kindly host parallel events.

The central curating is signed by Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki, while certain programs were curated this year by Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou-Koutava, Terpsi Kontargyri, Maria Bourika and Manuela Gascon.

Press Release here

Detailed program here

Parallel events program (in Kalamata and Athens) here