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The 3rd Squeeze It Contest - Trieste Contemporanea 2018

CALL FOR ENTRIES - L'Officina and Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee, announce the 3rd edition of Squeeze It Contest 2018, international contest directed at the new generations in order to encourage future professionals to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of theater, the languages of the visual arts and of the new media.


L’Officina and Studio Tommaseo, together with the Trieste Contemporanea Committee have launched the 3rd (2018) edition of the Squeeze It contest, open to all young Europeans under the age of 30.

This competition is dedicated to Franco Jesurun, a visionary man of culture, that was a theater actor and a gallerist, founder of the three cultural organizations in Trieste that promote the competition. The Studio Tommaseo established this biennial competition in 2014, as part of the activities celebrating the Studio’s 40th anniversary.

The contest is international and addressed to the European area. It is specifically directed at the new generations of artists in order to encourage future professionals to create original projects, which are characterized by the dynamic interaction between the contemporary creativity of Theatre, the languages of the Visual Arts and the new media Information Technologies.
The initiative is aimed also at developing moments of exchange and sharing between young artists and experts.
Special attention will be given to projects submitted by groups formed by members from different areas of training and interest.


The competitors are asked to conceive an original and unpublished theatrical action, low budget and small format, organically connected to the languages and issues of contemporary visual arts, taking into account the opportunities offered by information technologies and new media. The candidate action has to maintain as its founding elements the stage environment and performing talent, include dramaturgy and give specific attention to the artistic potential of recent information technologies.
In keeping with the logic of the contest, the applying theatrical action must be able to fit in an ideal 4m x 4m x 4m size box and should last no longer than 16 minutes.

The individual or group candidate is requested to upload the following documentation:

- personal data and an Identity Document (identity card, passport) of the applying individual/project leader;
- curriculum vitae of the applying individual or of the project leader/group;
- in case of an applying group, names, dates and places of birth of its members;
- title of the project;
- written presentation of the project and its abstract;
- video clip of the proposed action, which does not exceed 4 minutes;
- up to 2 other documents containing any other material which the applicant wants to add as pertinent to the candidacy.

All the application's documents have to be written in English.

Both submitted the theatrical action and the video clip of it must be original and unpublished and will not infringe, for any reason, the rights of third parties.

An international jury composed of representatives respectively from the world of theatre, of contemporary art, and of the newest territories of communication will evaluate eligibility of projects submitted, then select the semi-finalists and the finalists and ultimately give out the Franco Jesurun Award 2018.

The selected finalists will present their theatrical action in the contest’s final evening, open to the public and in the presence of the jury, which will take place in Trieste on December 15, 2018. At the end of the final evening the jury will decide the winner of the Franco Jesurun Award 2018.

The results of the contest will be announced to the European media and newspapers by organizers and will be available on internet on the website.

There is no entry fees to participate in this contest!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

This contest is open to young contestants under the age of 30, born in EU member countries, in CEI member states, in Kosovo* and in Turkey. All participants must be born after November 12, 1988.


The semi-finalist video clips will be published on the website The one of them, ranked first in an on-line public vote, will be awarded the Online Squeeze It Award 2018.

The winner of the Franco Jesurun Award 2018 will be given the opportunity to collaborate with an internationally renowned video artist with whom he will realize a professional video work of the winning theatrical action. The 2018 guest director will be prof.Mirosław Bałka. The video will premiere in Trieste and then will be screened in Europe through the international network of the organizers.

The selected finalists and the winner of the online vote will be invited to participate in a 3-days workshop to be held in Trieste in the days before the final evening.

Travel and accommodation expenses, pertaining to the final evening and to the participation in the workshop, of the finalists and of the winner of the online award (1 individual/group leader + 1 eventual added collaborator) will be paid by the organization. Travel and accommodation expenses will also be provided to people involved in the shooting of the final video.

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