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 Production

Hybrid Media Studio

As in previous editions, Next 5 Minutes is more than an event for presentation and debate about media, it is also an event where a lot of media-output is produced on site.

The nerve centre of the media production during N5M4 will be the Hybrid Media Studio.

The concept takes the fusion of different media-forms within a hybridised digital media network as its starting point.

Radio, television, internet, wireless transmission, satellite and other forms of electronic media production continue to exist in their own right, but they are also more and more often combined into expanded media formats that involve two or more media at once.

The Hybrid Media Studio brings these different media-forms together in one space, and connects them to all available media-infrastructures.

Amsterdam offers unique possibilities for non-commercial free media programming on local TV and radio, as well as various web-casting facilities.

From the Hybrid Media Studio continuous live programming will be fed to local media outlets, to international (satellite-) outlets, to national broadcasting organisations, and to local media partners in other cities in the world.

What makes the studio hybrid is its trans-genre approach, and its trans-local distribution. Place: Melkweg, Theater
Thursday Sept 11 20:00 - 02:00
Friday Sept 12 10:00 - 03:00
Saturday Sept 13 11:00 - 03:00
Sunday Sept 14 12:00 - 20:00


On Thursday 11, Friday 12, and Saturday 13 September, TV programmes will be broadcast on the Amsterdam public access TV Channel (Salto), live from the Hybrid Media Studio in De Melkweg. The Studio is open for the public. There are various ways how you can be actively involved in the TV programme. Visit us on the 1st floor of de Melkweg.

Live net.casts

All events in all rooms (except the film screenings) will be available as streaming video the next day. The video and audio feeds from the rooms are live encoded to MPEG4 files using open source computer infrastructure. You will find the archived events in the journal section of this website.

The events from the large rooms will also be livecast on the internet in various broadband formats via this website.


Contribute to the online festival journal. Write reports, perform interviews, edit video reports, make digital photos. You'll find the editors of the journal in the Hybrid Media Studio.

Here you can encode your videos (no editing facilities unfortunately) and upload your photos, audio and texts. Or send them to and one of the editors will upload your materials. Please include descriptive texts.