Tent Academy Awards 2013

12 Jul - 25 Aug 2013

Public Vote winners Michiel van der Werf and Frank Blommestijn, Best Foreign Film winner Vasileios Karvounis, TENT Academy Award winner Florian Krepcik (photo Aad Hoogendoorn)
12 July - 25 August 2013

This summer is dedicated to the best young video art from the Netherlands and guest country Greece in the annual TENT Academy Awards. This film competition presents the best of the final exam videos, movies, and animations from Dutch and Greek art academies. During a festive award show in a Rotterdam cinema the nominated films will be screened and the winner announced. The video work of the nominees will also be exhibited at TENT and then goes on tour to various film festivals and institutions for contemporary art all over the world.

Since 2010, a guest country is invited annually to the TENT Academy Awards to show their best audio-visual talent. Previously, Germany, the Benelux countries, and Turkey were invited to participate in the competition. In an art field that has come under pressure, it is important for TENT to support young talent in a relatively inaccessible genre. The TENT Academy Awards gives recently graduated artists the opportunity to present their work for specialists, film and art lovers. This year, the work of young artists studying in Greece, currently a hotbed of the economic crisis is brought together with the work of artists graduating in The Netherland. How do young Greek artists view the life ahead of them? The competition also sheds light on what young artists expect of their future.

The jury and the scouts are made up of leading artists, curators, and critics from the Dutch and international art world. Scouts will visit graduation exhibitions at art academies in Greece and The Netherlands to find young talented nominees for the TENT Academy Awards.

The jury for the 2013 edition includes Marina Gioti (GR), filmmaker and curator, Inke Arns (DE), freelance curator and artistic director of the Hartware MedienKunstverein Dortmund, Wim Waelput (BE), director KIOSK Ghent and Angelique Spaninks (NL), director of STRP Festival and Foundation MU, both in Eindhoven. Spaninks also scouted Auke de Vries, the winner of 2011’s TENT Academy Awards.

Nominated for the TENT Academy Award are:
Wendy Brugman, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
Frank Blommestijn & Michiel van der Werf, ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten, Arnhem
Rachel Heemskerk, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Bart Kalkman, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
Florian Krepcik, AKV|St. Joost, Den Bosch
Gaëlle Largillière, Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
Lotte Middendorp, Academie Minerva, Groningen
Florian Rosier, ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten, Enschede
Siar Sedig, (productie van Your First: Collaborate Productions BV), AKV| St. Joost, Breda Sanne Vaassen, Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht

Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Award are:
Anthi Daoutaki - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene
Vasileios Karvounis - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene
Dimitrios Kritsotakis - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene
Christos Marmeris - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene
Isidora-Elini Nikolopoulou - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene
Evangelia Raftopoulou - Athens School of Fine Arts, Athene

The following scouts are visiting the academies:
Valentijn Byvanck, director, Marres; Matthijs Ronner, graphic designer; Guus van Engelshoven, coordinator, De Appel curatorial programme; Mirjam Westen, curator, Arnhem Museum of Modern Art; Vincent van Velsen, freelance writer for a.o. Metropolis M; Anna van Leeuwen, editor, Kunstbeeld; Yasmijn Jarram, curator bij 21Rozendaal, Enschede; Noor Mertens, curator modern and contemporary art and city collection, Boijmans van Beuningen; Antonis Pittas, Greek/Dutch artist • AKV|St. Joost, Breda: Sharrif Nasr, director and producer; Kiki Petratou , artist and co-founder of gallery Joey Ramone In Greece Marina Fokidis, directeur Kunsthalle Athena and artist and head of Fine Arts at Athens School of Art Nikos Navridis are scouts for the TENT Academy Awards.

12 july 2013: Awardshow TENT Academy Awards in Cinerama, Rotterdam
12 july - 25 august 2013: Exhibition TENT Academy Awards in TENT

27 september - 2 october: Exhibition in Dutch Institute Athens, Athens

The TENT Academy Awards are made possible by: De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht and G.Ph. Verhagen-StichtingSpecial thanks to Marina Fokidis Mediapartners: De Groene Amsterdammer and hard//hoofd

Tags: Inke Arns, Marina Fokidis, Marina Gioti, Willem de Kooning, Nikos Navridis, Gerrit Rietveld, Auke de Vries