In its 16th year, the Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media focusses on developments and changes in film and media. The theme of "Erdung" (Grounding) addresses the role of digital technology in real spaces, mobilisation and globalisation, and the shifting meanings of terms such as "home" and "root". An outstanding programme has been selected from 1300 submissions received, encompassing film, video, installations, CD-ROMs and online works. Established film-makers such as Matt Hulse and Dietmar Brehm are featured alongside emerging and experimental artists working with a variety of technologies. The festival runs from 16 -19 January, and audiences can vote online for their favourite internet projects from 9 January. The web site also provides programme, timetable and further information. -Helen Varley Jamieson
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by Michael Connor on Oct 20th, 2014