10th International Games and Playful Media Festival from July 21 – 24, 2021.
Award submissions are open now, until April 30, 2021.
HYPER Birthday, A MAZE. / Berlin!
One of the few things that are sure this year? A MAZE. / Berlin is celebrating its 10th birthday with a Hyper Hybrid edition from July 21 - 24, 2021. For this year’s edition, A MAZE. has booked Urban Spree as the festival studio location. The festival is planned in a completely digital version, but if smaller gatherings are allowed this summer, there will be a beautiful space for the 10 years birthday party of A MAZE. / Berlin:
Hyper Birthday. <3
As in the past years, A MAZE. / Berlin invites game designers and artists to submit their games or playful installations until April 30, 2021. People with expertise and interest can also register for the Selection Committee, which helps reviewing all entries. For all the details and the submission, click here
The award show will be streamed live from Berlin on July 23, 8pm. The winner is selected by an interdisciplinary, international and 100% independent jury. A MAZE. / Berlin extended and changed awards in the many years since, the categories are now: “Most Amazing Award”, “Human Human Machine Award”, “Long Feature Award”, “Digital Moment Award”, “Explorer Award” and “Audience Award”. Plus: This is going to be the 4th year of our Diversity Award, the “Humble New Talent Award” in collaboration with Humble Original.
"Since 10 years, A MAZE. is nominating artistic creations from around the globe. Works that underline the rise of interactive arthouse productions. All the A MAZE. Award winners create milestones in the history of independent games and playful media. We love to experience works based on meaning, experiments, story, expression, change, interdisciplinarity, social/cultural/political impact, aesthetics and fun,” says Thorsten S. Wiedemann, artistic director of A MAZE.
Matthias Löwe, head of the A MAZE. / Berlin Awards, adds: “Starting this year, we also want to provide a spotlight to creators who usually can't enter the contest with our new community- sponsored supporter tickets. In addition to better accessibility, we hope to showcase even more hidden gems this way.”
TIMELINE A MAZE. / BERLIN AWARD SUBMISSION
Mar 19: Start of Submissions and Jury-Registration Apr 15: Judging starts
Apr 30: Submission Deadline May 31: Judging ends
Jun 14: Announcement Nominees Jun 15: Final Judges starting reviews Jul 21: A MAZE. / Berlin starts
Jul 23: Award ceremony
Submit here: - Submission for the 10th edition of the A MAZE. Awards are open until April 30, 2021
A MAZE. / Berlin 2021 is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and part of gamesweekberlin. Thanks to our sponsors and partners Humble Original, Game - Verband der deutschen Game- Branche, Kickstarter, Leibniz Association.
A MAZE. is a unique and cultural investigating international platform for games and playful media that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing, making contacts to collaborate on future projects. The festival A MAZE. / Berlin represents games beyond the mainstream and celebrates the art-form and the rise of arthouse.
LINK: A MAZE