olala! video and new media art festivals

Paris, the 15 january 1997

video and new media art festivals on the Internet

We are preparing to launch a web site exclusively dedicated to video and
digital media festivals. It aims to become a real working tool for
persons interested in these areas: artists, researchers, students or
professionals. The olala site is conceived as an international database
on festivals and will regularly be updated with:

-pre-programs and festival themes
-calls for submission and deadlines for participation
-useful contacts
-links to existing festival sites
-comments on the festivals and short press revues
-a discussion forum for comments and suggestions

We want the site to be as fluid and dynamic as possible. Different
search criteria, such as calendar or location will be proposed. We wish
this tool to be adapted to the needs of users and to adapt to current

For these reasons, while we are working on the project, we would be very
happy to receive your remarks, suggestions, comments or encouragements.

For the moment, we are searching all forms of partnership or
-festival organisers -specific announcers -organisms related to these
fields of activity
-feedback from videomakers and artists, for instance:

-what kind of web-tool would be usefull to you? what would you expect
from it?
-if you have contacts of persons organizing festivals you find
interesting, or festivals that you recommend, we'd be very happy of the

You can send your comments to: reunala@lelab.fr