Limited Access is an independent festival for moving images, sound and performance established in 2007.
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July 15, 2022
Deadline for submissions
Monday Sep 12, 2022 – Midnight (IRAN Standard Time)
November 18-25, 2022 Postponed until further notice!
Have a glance on previous editions, here:
Limited Access Forum
Forum has come the main and inseparable section of the festival since past 5 editions of Limited Access. Limited Access Forum, like previous editions which featured programs like Wandering Islands and Archipelago, combines newly discovered pieces with a glimpse of the archive at the Parking Video Library. The program wishes to act as a platform to meet and share works and ideas for various artists and practitioners working with New Media. At the time, academia and other circumstances promoted individualism instead of a collective approach to knowledge transfer. The Forum was designed to enhance cross-disciplinary communication and networks by contributing to the division between disciplines
Limited Access since day one, organizes various Sound and audiovisual events as a part of its parallel program.
Talks & Panel
Besides other activities, Talks and Panels are a well received feature of the festival to engage with the wider public and debate various issues around the themes and programs each year.
Submissions deadline is over!
Parkingallery Projects launched the Limited Access Festival in 2007. Parkingallery Projects was a small project space in Tehran that initiated an independent festival for video, sound, and performance arts. Since then, Limited Access Festival has featured prominent and emerging artists from Iran and worldwide.
The Limited Access Festival has always included the following sections:
- An open call for videos, sound works, and proposals for audiovisual and performance-based projects in all editions
- Guest-curated programs submitted from different parts of the world
- An archival section for providing an opportunity to reflect on the history of moving images/video and experimental films
- Practical selections from the parallel educational programs
Since the beginning, the festival has collaborated with diverse institutions to explore their audiovisual archives in Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Cairo, Ljubljana, Paris, Toronto, San Francisco, Vienna, and Montreal, Brussels, The Hague, Dublin, Bonn, and Istanbul.
Limited Access Festival has the pleasure of having distinguished guest curators, to name a few: Tasja Langenbach, Faraz Anoushehpour, Nebras Hoveizavi, Minou Iranpour, Amirali Ghasemi, and Arash Khakpour, and collectives like Noise a Noise, and Animation Experiment collective.
The festival’s primary mission is to reduce the gap between the artistic domains and promote cross-disciplinary approaches and practices.
The main section of this year’s festival follows the custom of the previous editions by presenting the “Limited Access Forum,” including a selection of the submitted entries to the open call besides a dedicated part to the forgotten treasures from the Parking video Library.
Limited Access 8 was organized by Parkingallery Projects in collaboration With Aaran Art Projects, Tamaas Foundation, Mooweex, and New Media Society in partnership With Tirafkan Foundation, Platform 3, Markov Cafe, and Bidar School for Art and Literature. It took place in the summer of 2019 in six venues across the city with parallel programs, A/V Performances, Talks and workshops, and studio visits, marking the Iranian month of Mordad as a time for moving images, sound works, and new media.
Limited Access 9 is organized by Parkingallery Projects in collaboration Aaran Gallery, Didar Art Gallery and other partners in Tehran and cities across Iran. The festival is supported by Parking Video Library, the New Media Society & Tamaas Foundation.