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Since 2012, B3 Biennale of the Moving Image has been stimulating cross-genre discourse on trends and developments in film, art, games, VR/AR and AI.

Initially held every two years, the B3 welcomes national and international artists and media professionals annually since 2019. Controversial and diverse, creative artists are speaking at the B3 conference and present their works in screenings and exhibitions. The focus is on storytelling.

Every year, the invitees of B3 provide an insight and outlook on the ways in which ideas and stories can be creatively developed in terms of content and technology. In their work they process their content in the most diverse ways – politically, socially critical, philosophically or humorously.

This year, we are once again looking forward to our invitees giving our audience the opportunity to share their stories, their worlds of thought and their creativity. We look forward to their works, their know-how, their views and to inspiring conversations and impulses.

Focus Transformation

In 2022 we will focus on TRANSFORMATION. In talks, artworks and films, our invitees will highlight what transformation means to them in the most diverse ways: scientifically, politically, culturally, philosophically and very personally.

„I thought of your hand-grenades, of your bayonet, of your rifle; now I, see your wife and your face and our fellowship. Forgive me, comrade. We always see it too late. Why do they never tell us that you are poor devils like us, that your mothers are just as anxious as ours, and that we have the same fear of death, and the same dying and the same agony — Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy?“
„All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)

The staff of B3 remembers the victims and those affected by the war in Ukraine and all victims of any war in the world. We wish nothing more than a peaceful coexistence regardless of all borders.

Your B3

Here we go... We are pleased to present you the first B3 speakers and artists in B3 Conference and B3 Forum Moving Image

Topic: Video art and film

Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion

Artist

The French duo was recently celebrated by ARTE as an avant-garde artist duo in the creative moving image field. B3 celebrates them again with their latest work A Truly Shared Love . Based on images they find on the internet, they translate their …

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Topic: Film

Adrian Wootton

Speaker

We are again particularly pleased to welcome Adrian Wootton as a speaker in the B3 Conference program. He is a recognized expert on a wide range of topics in film, television and literature. He lectures with virtuosity and provides the most …

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Topic: Web and Data

Esther Mwema

Writer

Afro-Grids , conceived by emerging Zambian artist, UN worker and activist Esther Mwema, landed second place in the prestigious Mozilla Creative Media Awards in 2022. Afro-Grids is thus one of the ten best international projects that creatively deal …

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Topic: Video Art

Felipe Lavín

Misc

At Art Basel Miami 2021 Felipe Lavín caused a sensation with his very special video works and photographs. In his works he takes a close look at people and the way they behave in their chosen environment. In doing so, he alienates the protagonists …

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Fungal Datascapes: A Sporous Commons of Mushrooms and Climate

The 360-degree film Fungal Datascapes by Rut Karin Zettergren, Finn Arschavir and Jens Evaldsson invites us to leave our anthropocentric viewpoint and enter a world normally beyond our scope of understanding. The viewer moves through the life cycle of fungal spores: from microscopic to global scale.

In an innovative way, this artwork opens up new artistic and intellectual perspectives. What does the weather feel like underground? How would we experience it as fungi? What are the connections between our world and the world of fungi? We rarely think about the relationship between fungi and our climate. Yet the life, compost, and decay of fungi are interwoven with the emergence of weather and climate change.

Call for Entries!

Call for entries for B3 Short Film Competition

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image warmly welcomes you to submit your short film for the B3 Short Film Competition 2022 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Exciting, up-to-date, diverse – that is the B3 Short Film Competition. Since 2013 the B3 has been showing outstanding short films at the B3 Filmfestival. The winner of the competition is awarded with the B3 BEN Award.

For the accepted participants the accreditation for B3 Biennial of the Moving Image 2022 from October 15 to 23, 2022 will be included.

B3 HessenLab Call for Entries!

Apply now until June 20, 2022! HessenLAB is a four-day training program and is aimed at motivated creatives whose multidisciplinary audiovisual projects are in an early stage of development. HessenLAB enables them to participate in thematic workshops and masterclasses with renowned international professionals from diverse areas of the media and creative industries. Participants apply with a work in progress, which is discussed and further developed in individual feedback sessions. The program invites up to 25 participants with their projects in progress.

B3 Call for Entries for Short Film Program starting 02.05.2022
Stay tuned @ b3biennale.com

Trailer 2022