Punto y Raya Festival October 2021

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
08 October 2021 - 11 October 2021
Vienna, Austria
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Festival Description

PUNTO Y RAYA is an international platform devoted to the promotion, education and production of audiovisual art in its purest state: Form, Colour, Motion and Sound. No representation! Its mission is to recapture the spirit of Cinéma Pure and Absolute Film formulated by the European avant-garde in the 1920s, and resignify it in the most diverse contexts through actions that promote its sustainability, thus consolidating this unique art form laying at the intersection between Fine Arts and Media.

2021 Call for Entries

This call for entries is open to short films made ENTIRELY with ABSTRACT (non-representational) IMAGERY. Only Dots & Lines as ends in themselves The festival invites authors to focus on the expressiveness of Audiovisual Art in its purest state: Form, Colour, Motion, Sound.

 The films must be made ENTIRELY with ABSTRACT IMAGERY, avoiding representation.

· You can use any technique you want: drawing, video composition, cgi, scratch, op·art, stop·motion, camera·less...

· The Soundtrack cannot feature any words, in any language. If you're using a song, this must be instrumental or feature non·narrative voices [that is, no lyrics!].

· Maximum running time is 8 minutes.

· Opening and/or Closing Credits are welcome.

· Films must have been produced after 2017 (inclusive).

Participation is free.


2018 Festival Coverage (Archive)

This year Punto y Raya received 757 eligible entries from the record number of 56 countries. There are 106 selected films structured into six 70' reels. The screenings will conclude with a Q&A session with artists in attendance and open to audience participation.

Ania Głowińska, progarmme coordinator at Animator Festiwal in Poznań, returns to PyR to curate and introduce the opening activity: the Polish Short Film Panorama. And to close the festival on Sunday, Nag Vladermersky, artistic director of the London International Animation Festival, will introduce his British Short Film Panorama, spanning various decades in one of the current main production countries in the genre.


  • electrifying experiments with textures and magnetism by Thorsten Fleisch (DE)
  • physically immersive experiences created by Bonnie Mitchell (US)
  • Vibeke Sørensen (SI) discusses her pioneer work at the intersection between Art, Science and Engineering
  • John Osborne (CA) explores the wonders of Complexity and Patternicity
  • Aga Jarząb (Wroclaw) & Olga Wroniewicz (Warsaw) discuss strategies for the production of Abstract Animation with Design and Fine Art Students

Event Dates

  • From 08 October 2021 to 11 October 2021