Participatory Video Festival #1

08-05-2018 10:00 to 09-05-2018 22:00
De Koer, Brugse Poort, Ghent
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Co-organized by CRG staff, Participatory Video Festival’s aim is to explore the possibilities and value of participatory video for social sciences.

The Participatory Video Festival is an initiative of three PhD researchers from Ghent University; Tessa, Julie & Maarten (CRG), who all experiment with participatory video methods in their research projects. 

The Festival’s aim is to explore the possibilities and value of participatory video for social sciences. Participatory video appeals to many students and researchers, but is not institutionalized (yet) as a ‘conventional’ research method. The Festival’s aim is to push the PV agenda and learn from the most innovative and relevant video-using trends in- and outside academia; in participatory action research, visual ethnography, visual arts, activism, advocacy work and so on.

The festival welcomes finished and unfinished video-materials of both early career as well as established scholars exploring human cultures, economies, politics and histories in their many facets. We also welcome submissions from filmmakers, artists and activists who include a research aspect in their projects. The Festival is open to all forms and styles of filmmaking, without restriction to theme and length.

On the first day of the festival, some experienced visual researchers, filmmakers and activists will introduce you to participatory video and show how they engage with PV in their work. The rest of the day, festival participants will be sharing their experiences and (raw) video materials with an audience of researchers, filmmakers and activists.

The second day of the festival consists of workshops and will focus on learning skills that are of use to visual researchers, such as setting op a participatory research process, video editing skills, creating impact with video, etc. In our call for videos (deadline 15 March 2018) you are invited to propose specific content for the workshops. The final festival program will be adapted to the interests and needs of the participants and will be announced in April.

The venue of the festival is De Koer in Ghent.


We look forward to welcoming you to the first edition of the Participatory Video Festival!