Since 1986, Vidéoformes (Clermont-Ferrand, France) has organised an annual international video and new media art festival. This event highlights the quality of the works and artists presented in the festival through exhibitions, lectures, screenings, debates and meetings. Famous and young artists get to meet around various festival events, such as video installations, cinema and video films, performances, web art and live video and music performances (VJ and DJ sets).
Aside from the festival, Vidéoformes has been running an alternative gallery, Galerie de l’art du temps, and publishing a quarterly magazine about contemporary art and new technologies, Turbulences Vidéo, since 1993. Vidéoformes runs an Artists-in-Residency programme and is now involved in a European project funded by the European Community. Vidéoformes is also engaged in the development of Digital Video Archives, one of the most important video and electronic art collections that has been put together in over twenty years. This collection is now available in an open database to the public.