squeeze it contest 2023

The competition deadline is 23 july, 2023

theatre + visual art + digital technology


Trieste Contemporanea is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the SQUEEZE IT competition.
The contest asks to artists and young professionals under the age of 30, born in the EU countries and in the CEI member states, to squeeze their talent and work at the crossroads of three creative languages: Visual Arts, Digital Technology and Theatre.


Application deadline: 11:59 pm of 23 July, 2023
Online Squeeze It Award, video clips selection: beginning of August, 2023
Franco Jesurun Award, finalists selection: beginning of August, 2023

Online vote for the Online Squeeze It Award: from 5 to 20 August (deadline 11:59 pm of 20 August, 2023)

Jury’s decision on the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award and Contest Award Ceremony: 10 September, 2023 (Trieste, Italy)

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? Take the opportunity to share your unique ideas with a qualified jury in Trieste (Italy).

We are looking for original projects characterized by a dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of Theatre, the languages of the Visual Arts and Digital Technology.
The production must be:
– Original
– Unpublished
– Low-budget
– Conceived for a small-format theatre performance (4m x 4m x 4m + 16 minutes maximum)

3-day workshop: The Franco Jesurun Award finalists selected by the jury plus the winner of the Online Squeeze It Award will participate in a 3-day workshop with renowned guests (September 2023).
Final Evening: On the 10th of September 2023, in Trieste, the selected finalists of the Franco Jesurun Award will stage each play in the presence of the jury. At the end of the theatrical performances the jury will declare the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award 2023. The Contest Award Ceremony: At the end of the Final Evening, the Contest Award Ceremony will be held.
Production of the winner’s video: the organizers will produce a video work by the Franco Jesurun Award winner and the 2023 guest director Vladimir Nikolić.

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