Media Fest 2019

Call for Proposals

Media Fest is a one-day event hosted by the Communication, Culture, & Technology (CCT) program in collaboration with departments, students, faculty, and staff across campus showcasing interactive and multimedia projects by Georgetown students. This event is student-organized and is a unique opportunity for creative individuals and organizations across the University to collaborate and share their work with the larger Georgetown and DC community. Media Fest 2019 will take place on Georgetown’s campus the afternoon/evening of April 12th, 2019.

You can submit your proposal here (GU login required). Keep in mind this is a proposal and does not need to be a completed project at this stage. You may submit more than one proposal; each proposal will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Through Media Fest you will have an opportunity to:

  • Gain visibility for your creative work

  • Work closely with a community of creatives and mentors from across the Georgetown campus, including an interdisciplinary group of faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate peers

  • Continue to develop your work and practice through a process focused as much on the journey as the outcome

Projects might include, but are not limited to:

  • Participatory projects

  • Stations where attendees can learn/create

  • Sound and/or light installations

  • Videos

  • Artwork in any medium

  • Interactive websites

  • Technology-based projects (robots, apps, etc.)

  • Art-tech projects

In general, we are looking for work that is mixed-media or otherwise experimental in the medium you are working within. We encourage you to move outside of your normal creative work and to explore the intersections between academics, technology, and/or art. Even if you are still formulating your idea, we encourage you to submit a proposal; the faculty review and critique process will help you to explore new directions and iterations of your work. You may also submit projects/proposals that were created for a class.

Media Fest Timeline:

  • February 28, 5-6pm: Optional Media Fest Workshop in the Idea Lab to help develop and brainstorm ideas. Register here!

  • March 11: Deadline for proposals

  • March 13: Applicants notified of proposal status

  • March 14 - April 4: Participants meet with faculty or student mentors 1-2 times to develop and refine projects

  • April 5: Final projects due

  • April 12 (late-afternoon/evening): Media Fest

If you have any questions or would like to plan, develop, fund, or otherwise collaborate with CCT for this event please feel free to reach out to our lead organizer, Caitlin Bowers (!

Yours in creativity and exploration,

The Media Fest 2019 Organizing Committee