next 5 minutes international festival of tactical media, September 11-14 2003, Amsterdam


- Download program (1 MB PDF)
- Schedule
- Deep Local
- The Reappearing Public
- The Tactics of Appropriation
- The Tactical and the Technical
- Urban Interventions
- Artist Installations
- Film Screenings
- Workshops
- Performance Programmes
- Media Production
- Media Library
- Tactical Autonomous Zone
- Post-Festival (& campsite)

Media Library

The Media Library will be a permanent space in the festival that hosts a collection of media productions with a specific social, cultural or political agenda. Media of crisis, criticism and opposition. Media that provide an antidote to the world as we see it represented in mainstream media and current geopolitics. The Media Library can be accessed by any festival participant during the festival.

You can browse the catalogues and watch films individually on in small groups, partly on computer screens and partly on video monitors.

Over 150 tapes and dvds (that's over 250 short and longer films) have been submitted to the media library for this edition so far..

Next 5 Minutes has been putting out calls for such media productions widely, but the submission is still open. Simply bring your tape to the festival and email the filled-in entry form (rtf) to

The productions that you will bring to us will become part of the so-called media-library. After conclusion of the festival they will become part of the Next 5 Minutes Visual Archive, which is kept at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.

Contributions have been selected for special screenings at the festival, for broadcasting on local cable tv and for broadband internet distribution, in which case specific permission has been asked from the maker.

Contributions on all carriers (SVHS, Betacam, cd-rom, miniDV, dvd, pal/ntsc/secam, 16mm, 35mm, etc.) are acceppted (VHS welcome but not preferred). Any length, any language.

The archive of the festival editions 1, 2 and 3 will also be available for viewing.

Many of the films were digitised and encoded to MPEG2. You can copy these films to your notebook computer if you want to bring the films home in full DVD quality. The entire collection of this festival edition is being brought online elsewhere on this site. You can read info about the films, download the films in MPEG4/divx, or watch the film as streaming video in MPEG4, MPEG2 or Real/Helix.

From the 1st of September, a nightly 2 hour TV programme has been made on local public access television with selections of the Media Library entrances.

Place: Melkweg, dressing rooms of oude zaal (entrance via the 'bridge': seperate door)