In the midst of numerous productions and
technical extravagance, The First International
Media ArtForum for Youth comes to serve
as an interdisciplinary platform for youth aged
35 and under, who use digital medium for
implementing and designing their creative
ideas and projects, searching for original
ideas and conceptual approach, scouting
for young talent, and promoting them on an
international level.. Hosting a forum where
young artists of different regions communicate
freely, sharing their concerns and reflecting
their cultural backgrounds.
"IMAFY" was planned as an international exhibition, and competition in the fields of digital & digital associated media arts, such as; Video Art, Experimental films & Animation, Interactive Art, Digital Sound Art, Computer Graphic, etc.. for young artists, who are invited to exhibit their projects at the The "Art Palace", Cairo, Egypt - 2008.
Curated by Nagla Samir, and bringing together the efforts of a team of national and international artists. Sponsored by the Sector of Fine Arts, in collaboration with Prohelvetia (The Swiss Culture Council), Spanish Embassy and Laboral Center of Art and Industrial Creation, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, Culture Ireland Council and Solus Film Projects, Semat Film Production, and MAA-IN Advertising Agency.
Organizing Committee Naglaa Samir/ Head of Organizing Committee - Weaam El-Masry/ Member - Mohammed Allam/ Member
Selection Committee Hazem El-Mestikawy/ Head of the Selection & Jury Committee - Khaled El Hagar / Film maker - Mohammed Shoukry / Artist - Mahmoud Refaat / Audio artist - Youssef Ragheb / Artist
Awards Jury Committee - Greg Pond/ USA - Maurizio Bolognini/ Italy - Ursula Bachman/ Swizerland
Awarded Artists Golden Pyramid (5 Equal Awards) 1- Ahmed Nour, Egypt "Gown & Shoes"- Documentary 2- Kiun Kim, South Korea "Ply Fairy Tail"- Interactive Installation 3- Patty Chang, & david Kelly, USA "FloatSam JetSam" - Video 4_ Tarek Hefny, Egypt "Urban Interiors"- Computer Graphic 5- Waheeda Mallulah, Bahrein "Green"- Photography Golden Feather (5 Equal Awards) 1- Behrang Samedzegan, Iran "H&H"- Computer Graphic 2- Gabriel Acevedo, Mexico "24 November 2006"- Video 3- Michal Sminofy, Slovakia "The Other"- Video+ C prints 4- Nesrin Bokhary, Syria "Them Me" - Video 5- Roman Torre, Spain "Life Floor"- Interactive Digital Installation