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  1. Concept
  2. Competition Categories

Concept

"Torna" means having a physical exercise in hungarian. We mount VJs on stages, being armed with heavy visual gears to make your eyes pop out!

VJ Torna is world touring VJ contest which offers an inspiring and entertaining experience both for visual pros and both for the general audiences. The first competition was organised in 2004 in Budapest, Hungary with the aim of gathering and stimulating video artists from the local and from the international VJ scene.

The success of the event has been confirmed by the recent collaborations born worldwide: in the past twelve moths, VJ Torna went to Sao Paulo (Brasil), Budapest (Hungary) and Rome (Italy). In the next twelve it is planned to land in Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Bogotá (Colombia), Sao Paulo (Brasil) again and hopefully in Mexico City (Mexico).

After fulfilling a super-sized compo in Rome, the year 2011 still hasn't come to an end as we'll step on land of Belarus in September to do our favourite thing in Minsk. We carry on with the fruitful co-operation between Live Performers Meeting and VJ Torna to evolve something bigger and fancier. Again, we’ll be having fierce duels for three days between VJs coming from distant countries, and besides our part of the show, there’s the ever morphing, organically hiving italian live video meeting to give the frames.

There are 1 home-production and 2 live tournament categories you can choose to enter.
The jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial judgement on the performance of each competitors. They are 3 to 5 industry professionals and visual aesthetics masters originating both from the host country and from other parts of the world.

Minsk 2011

The year 2011 still hasn't come to an end as we'll step on land of Belarus in September 2011 to do our favourite thing in Minsk. We carry on with the fruitful co-operation between Live Performers Meeting and VJ Torna to visit Belarus.
Again, we’ll be having fierce duels for three days between VJs coming from distant countries, and besides our part of the show, there’s the ever morphing, organically hiving italian live video meeting to give the frames.

 

Competition Categories
 

1. TORNA CHAMPIONSHIP (live category)

If you desire to win the title of the Torna Champion, bring your own gadgets and perform live! You are allowed to bring your own music (on cd/pendrive) or just ask the DJ to play your favourite style!

We are expecting individuals or groups of maximum 2 people, who present their show in 6 minutes, absolutely live, in front of the audience and the jury. The semi-finals and finals will be held on the last day of the event.

For entering this category, you should fill the application form located on the LPM website.

 

2. TORNA BATTLE (live category)

The challenge of Torna Battle is awaiting the combative video wizards, who volunteer to:

  • engage in a battle against another opponent. The two will be going live simultaneusly  onto a split screen in front of the crowd.
  • work with video loops selected and given by the jury, some 30 minutes before the performance. (This only applies to those who manage to get their way to the finals. All previous rounds should be done with own video materials.)
  • music will be randomly selected by the in-house DJ - not to let any of the opponetns an unfair advantage.

We would welcome groups of maximum 2 people or individuals who display their creativity and technical skills in a 6 minute live battle in front of the audience and the jury.  The semi-finals and finals will be held on the last day of the event.

For entering this category, you should fill the application form located on the LPM website.

 

3. PRE-PRODUCTION (HOME GROWN VJ)

For this category, you don’t need to be physically present at the event location, just submit your audio-visual creation to the competition.

Lenght: 10-15 mins
We are expecting individuals or groups to apply.

We only accept submissions as direct uploads to the LPM website during the registration process. We only accept registrations with proper uploads done right at your registration! (Only Pal system, broadcast quality please!)

Application form is located on the LPM website.

The organisers will notify everyone about the results of the pre-selection process 15 days before the event via registration[at]vjtorna.org