Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival

Application Period

April 7, 2021 – June 7, 2021

Event Dates

June 25, 2021 – June 27, 2021

The Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival focuses on the alternative possibilities of video and aims to diversify its creative potential.

This film festival will be held at CALM & PUNK GALLERY in Tokyo, exhibiting works collected online from around the world. The concept of this festival involves not only the screening and exhibition of works, but also the idea of the viewer and the artist occupying the same space through visual art, and holding space for imagination and creation in opposition to consuming images.

In modern society, “images” color our everyday lives. “Viewing” has become an increasingly popular way of approaching society, and as the pandemic closes us off from our immediate environment, we accept this as part of our daily lives.

On the other hand, the development of all media – smartphones, TVs, screens, etc. – is not just a mere development of technology, but is constantly updating the conventional context and order of images, and possibly impacting our perception of them.
In this exhibition, the possibilities of video works of various genres, such as video, experimental films, animation, performance art, and audio art, will be realized in one space. In addition, by presenting video works that provide clues to new contexts, my hope for this film festival is that it will act as a mirror for viewers to face themselves and recognize the margins between media.
This is an attempt to generate a deeper dialog by mixing a wide variety of categories and definitions.

– Qiuyu Jin, Hsu Chun Yi


Please submit the following components to calmandpunk@gasbook.net
*Please include “Application for Non-syntax Video Festival” in the subject line of your email

Mandatory Submission Components

1) Applicant Bio
2) Statement of Work (accepted in Japanese, English or Chinese)
3) Digital Data of Your Artwork
-Title Required
-Audio works, photos, programming, VR and live broadcasts are also accepted
-Submission of multiple artworks are accepted
-Submission via video sharing sites (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), cloud services, and file transfer services are accepted
-Submission of artwork solely online or via USB flash drives is not accepted.

*Submission of portfolios and exhibition plans is voluntarily

Announcement of Results
By June 15, we will contact you in order of acceptance to the festival.

Winning Authors’ Works
If accepted into the festival, your artwork will be screened or exhibited at CALM & PUNK GALLERY from June 25, 2021 to June 27, 2021.
Depending on the content of the project, you have the possibility to discuss holding a personal exhibition at CALM & PUNK GALLERY in the future.

Participation Fee

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Non-syntax Experimental Film Festival Department


Qiuyu Jin

Born in Shanghai, China in 1995.
Currently pursuing a doctorate in International Art Creation at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Participated in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Tokyo Biennale, etc.
“Alter-narratives: A possible story”, co-curator

Hsu Chun Yi

Born in Taiwan in 1992.
Currently studying in PhD Program, School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of Arts.
Recipient of Hong Kong Youth Literary Awards (Literary Critique) and S-An Art Thesis Award
Participated in Taipei Poetry Festival and Taiwan Annual

Not in this Image (2020, The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei)
Encounter with Image (2020, Jing Lü Art, Taipei)