VIDEOKILLS is an artist platform for video art, sound, multimedia, installation and performance based artists. We are a contemporary international video art community, exhibiting new works everywhere and anywhere we possibly can – film and music festivals, backyards, empty swimming pools, warehouses, galleries, basements, and your bathroom. Created in 2009 to cultivate a community within the video art and music scene in Berlin, we hope to serve as a free, safe and constructive platform to present new work and experiment in the realm of moving image and sound.

Our next Videokills Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies Exhibition will be taking place as part of the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival at The Hifi Club on June 19th 2018

We are currently accepting submissions. Please see the details below. Looking forward to hearing from you!



Videokills presents:
The Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies

Contemporary Short Silent Films with Live Original Music Scores

June 19th 2018 in Calgary, Canada
Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Videokills is thrilled to be coming back to Sled Island Music and & Arts Festival. This is a great opportunity to have your work shown at an international film and music festival and to collaborate with a musician and have your work scored live!

Videokills is looking for original silent works 4 – 15 minutes in length from video artists and filmmakers based ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Work may be abstract, narrative, found footage, animation, etc. Video artists and filmmakers must submit their pieces in full by the deadline stated below. The piece will then be given to a local musician/band in Calgary, Canada who will score the piece and perform the score live at the screening.

Send your completed submission (with no sound) to as a .MOV file via WeTransfer or equivalent method. If your film is selected, we will send it to a musician to compose and perform an original score. You must be comfortable with having your piece scored without pre-approving it. Pieces should be between 4 – 15 minutes in length.

DEADLINE: MAY 15th, 2018
Send your submission to
Please use the subject “Video Submission 2018” along with the following information:
Name of all participants
Length of piece
Country/location of participants
Short bio of writer/director including contact information and links to website

Videokills does not accept every film and request to compose. We will, however, respond to every request and submission we receive.
All accepted participants will be compensated financially.

We usually document these events. By participating, please be aware that we might post your video/performance. You will of course be fully credited. If you have an issue with this, just let us know!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

  • “Our existence is tied up with plants, animals, tools, ticking clocks.”
    ― Timothy Morton, Philosophy and Ecology after the end of the world.
  • “We are estranged from that which we are most familiar”.
    ― . Greek philosopher Heracleitus (c. 540- c. 480 B.C.E).
  • “…the people who move through the streets are all strangers. At each encounter, they imagine a thousand things about one another; meetings which could take place between them, conversations, surprises, caresses, bites. But no one greets anyone; eyes lock for a second, then dart away, seeking other eyes, never stopping…something runs among them, an exchange of glances like lines that connect one figure with another and draw arrows, stars, triangles, until all combinations are used up in a moment, and other characters come on to the scene… ”
    ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities