The concept of Timișoara Incognito - Free from Stereotypes returns with a new challenge: A videography contest dedicated to all enthusiasts.

Timișoara! A city that inspires many states, emotions, moments, and experiences.

Trying to define the city, you discover that Timișoara is, in fact, far from any mould. The city expresses diversity, energy, courage, creativity, and initiative.

A mix of cultural influences, from music and art to gastronomy or architecture.

Or, as we like to say, unity through diversity.

Timișoara has been and remains an open-minded city, and one thing stands out: freedom - to move, express, and be as you are.

Capture in your recordings the freedom that Timișoara inspires and enrol now in the free videography call "Timișoara Incognito" in one or more of the 3 thematic sections:

  • Urban Exploration- you're free to capture the streets' dynamism, emotion, and vibe.
  • Cultural Enthusiasm - capture the effervescence of the cultural program
  • Architectural Heritage - explore the local heritage from new perspectives
Participation Information

Please send us a transfer link with the video to the email address [email protected] by October 31, 2023.

Remember to mention in the email the title of the work, the author, and the category you wish to participate in.

The best-selected recordings will promote Timișoara online and be included in a virtual album on the official social media pages of Timișoara 2023.

Technical specifications for participation:

  • Technical specifications for participation:
  • Resolution: minimum 1920 x 1080 / 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 / 9:16
  • Video format: MP4, MOV
  • Video codec: Apple ProRes 422, H.264, H.265 (HEVC)
  • Recommended video bitrate: 8000-10000 Kbps for Full HD
  • Frame rate: 24, 30, or 60 frames per second (FPS)
  • Video duration: between 15 and 60 seconds.

You have the chance to tell the city's story and show the entire world Timișoara through your lens.

You are free to record!

Participation Rules

Step 1: Make a video combining multiple frames with and of Timișoara, which fits into one of the three proposed themes in the participation information and respects the technical specifications.

Step 2 - Send the clip by transfer to the email address [email protected], mentioning your name and the section you are applying to.

Step 3 - A jury made up of specialists will evaluate your video.

By registering for this contest, the Participants grant to the Organizer, free of charge, unlimited and exclusive future copyright rights over the video images, agreeing to their publication, without any remuneration, in case the Organizer decides to make them public. In this latter case, the Participants declare that they agree, based on this clause, for the Organizer to use the video images at the local, national, and international level.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

The submitted videos will not be used for commercial purposes.

The prize collection procedure will be communicated to the winners within 15 days of their announcement by the jury members.

Participation Restrictions

The extended TM2023 team, comprised of members of the Timiș County Culture and Art Center teams, the Timișoara Projects Center, and the Association Timișoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture, do not have the right to participate in this campaign.


3 x First Prize - 300 €

3 x Second Prize - 200 €

3 x Third Prize - 100 €

The jury is made up of Florin Iepan, Bogdan Mustatea, Ovidiu Roteliuc.

Good luck to everyone!

Personal Data Processing:

By submitting the conceptual description document, participants consent to the Organizer processing their data, as detailed in the annexed information note on personal data processing attached to these regulations.

This project is part of the communication for the "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture" program in 2023. A cultural project funded by the Ministry of Culture.


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