Open Video Projects (OVP) is a video archive currently based in Rome, Italy which facilitates screenings throughout the city and abroad. Screenings are composed of videos which have been selected from an archive of material that has been amassed over the past two years through an international open call, or in collaboration with local artists, filmmakers and curators. OVP’s participation in large scale cultural events exposes the public to work it would normally not see, as well as provides a unique form of visibility for the participating artists and filmmakers.

For its future series of screenings Open Video Projects is looking to expand its international network of artists and filmmakers working with film and video. All artists working in these media are invited to submit work to be part of OVP. All submitted materials will be evaluated for inclusion, however, only selected pieces will be screened. All materials selected for screenings will be collected in a searchable database, accessible on the program's website, In addition to the database, the site will feature a program guide and links to websites of participating artists and filmmakers.

Curatorial contributions provided by Lorenzo Benedetti, Sarra Brill, Andrew Cappetta, Adrienne Drake, Lexi Eberspacher, Giovanna Felluga, Lorenzo Gigotti, Jason Livingston, Giuliano Lombardo, Kristen Lorello, Irene Di Maggio, Vincenzo Mistretta, Nero Magazine and Jack Riccobono.



- Subject matter is unlimited

- Each submitted video must include the name of the artist, title, duration, year of production, contact information (e-mail and home address), biography, and any additional information

- The sender is responsible for mailing costs of submission

- Works will not be returned to the senders from Italy and the United States unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is included in the package. For submissions outside these two countries, please contact OVP by email for return postage instructions  

- Acceptable formats

  • Dvd
  • Mini DV
  • Video file
  • * If work is selected for an upcoming screening or for inclusion in the archive, the sender may be asked to provide the work in a high resolution format.

    Please confirm your submission with an e-mail to

    Inquiries may be emailed to

    Submissions can be sent to
    Open Video Projects
    via Ostiense 110D, int.15
    00154 Rome, Italy
    Open Video Projects
    c/o Sarra Brill
    177 Garfield Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    We look forward to hearing from you!