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“B3 is creative and hybrid in reflecting the shifts in media. Its organizers have recognized that these varying and innovative contributions to the topic of the “moving image” need to be shown and celebrated.”

Lynn Hershman Leeson, video artist (USA)

Hip, innovative, international: Since 2013 the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image has shaped the genre- and cross-nation debate, has addressed new trends and developments in the field of the moving image. Since then it has developed into one of the outstanding and opinion-forming international events in the field of art and media. Within the context of the large national and international film and media festivals, art biennials, technology congresses and fairs it has acquired a special position as it has very successfully initiated a broadly-based dialog crossing sectors and genres.

• With its modules Festival, Parcours and Campus/Market, the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image offers a comprehensive range of events, which propels the debate and networking of experts and young talents from film, TV, virtual and augmented reality, art, technology and science, and affiliated fields such as robotics.

• B3 appeals to all professionals and students from art, media, culture, science and business, as well as members of the public.

• B3 takes place every two years. In the intervening years the form “B3 Between” addresses current trends of the moving image sectors. For two years, the largest and most successful B3 Between event has taken place in China.

• One aim of the Biennial is to create a broadly-based interdisciplinary and cross-genre alliance for the moving image, but also to offer a general platform to the international creative and cultural industry for exchange and business.

The University of Art and Design Offenbach (HfG) is the organizer of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image. B3 is supported by the Hessen Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK), Hessische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien (LPR Hessen) and the City of Frankfurt/Main. B3 Parcours is sponsored by Kulturfonds Frankfurt Rhein Main and Sparda Bank. Sylvia and Friedrich von Metzler donated the B3 BEN Life Achievement Award. International cooperation partners are the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing and the College of Design & Innovation of Tongji University.