Extension of the deadline for the Fuso 2019 Open Call!

We have extended the deadline for applications until the 7th of July.

OPEN CALL for all Portuguese artists or foreign artists residing in Portugal

The motto for FUSO 2019 is sustainability, understood as respect for the environment, cultural and social diversity, and a fair and consequential economic growth.


General Conditions

A jury, presided over by Margarida Chantre, will select the best video.

The previous selection of videos in the running will be the responsibility of Jean-François Chougnet.

In 2019, the EDP/MAAT Foundation maintains its partnership with the FUSO Open Call – Lisbon International Annual Video Art Festival, through its granting of the EDP/MAAT Foundation Acquisition Award for the jury’s selection of the best work, in the amount of 2.500€.

The public will also be invited to vote on pre-selected videos at a public session at the MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology’s Garden on the 29th of August, 2019. The author(s) of the work, selected by the public, will be awarded the FUSO/RESTART Incentive Award, in support of a project, through providing resources and technical means, in the amount of 1.500€.

The selection of the competing videos, as well as the awarding of the prize, will be entirely the responsibility of FUSO - Lisbon International Annual Video Art Festival. There will be no appeal or complaint permitted with regards to its decisions, given that they are always, and in all circumstances, unquestionable and final.

The jury reserves the right to not attribute an award if no competing videos fulfil the quality prerequisites of, or are in conformity with, the requirements of this competition.


Jury’s Selection – EDP/MAAT Foundation Acquisition Award in the amount of 2.500€

Public’s Selection – FUSO/RESTART Incentive Award, support for a project through providing resources and technical means, in the amount of 1.500€

Participation Conditions

All Portuguese artists residing in Portugal or abroad, and all foreign artists residing in Portugal only, may participate.
More than one application may be submitted, up to a maximum of three, by each artist or collective, but each must be submitted separately.
In order for us view the selection of submitted videos, these must be hosted on a web platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). The respective link, as well as any password, if applicable, must appear on the application form, in the appropriate fields.

The submitted videos:
a) may be by an individual or a collective;
b) must not exceed 10 minutes;
c) must have been produced between 2017 and 2019;
d) must be accompanied by their technical files containing the following data:
- name of the artist or collective.
- title.
- duration.

The artists will be notified via email if their video is selected, beginning on the 25th of July, 2019.

At that time, if you are selected, you will be asked to immediately send the following:
a) video(s) in one of the following formats: MP4 or MOV, adequate for projection;
b) 2 to 3 stills of the video(s) selected;
c) declaration of authorization for exhibition of the selected video at FUSO - Lisbon International Annual Video Art Festival;
d) copy of identification document.

Applications must be submitted online, on the appropriate form until 11:59pm on the 30th of June, 2019.
Applications will only be valid if all the fields on the form are properly filled out.
All elements registered in the application will not be returned.

For more information, please contact:


+351 213 465 117
Ana Sofia Nunes
Between 10h00 às 18h00 (weekdays)

Application Form