Welcome to the press page of the IMPAKT Festival 2022 The Curse of Smooth Operations.

Founded in 1988, IMPAKT is the oldest media art festival in the Netherlands. During the festival we investigate urgent issues in our digital and transglobal culture, by focusing on the relationship between society, media, technology and arts. In addition to the annual festival, the whole year round IMPAKT [Center for Media Culture] presents exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, performance, presentations and artist talks – both online and in our center in Utrecht.

On this page you can find information about the IMPAKT Festival 2022 relevant to members of the press, ranging from high-res images to recent press releases and accreditation. For interview requests or other press inquiries, please contact Michelle Franke via or call +31(0)6 46 14 1109.

As a journalist you can request accreditation to attend the festival here:

Press Accreditation


Image material

Below you can download the campaign images of the IMPAKT Festival 2022 The Curse of Smooth Operations, created i.c.w. HOAX Amsterdam, and a selection of images of the works included in the festival programme and exhibition.

Images can be used for publication, provided they are used in the context of the festival and with the correct credits: IMPAKT Festival 2022, the name of the artist and, if applicable, the photographer (all credit information can be found in the file name).

Photos festival
Between November 2–6, we will publish the first impressions of the IMPAKT Festival 2022 here. Credits required:
© IMPAKT Festival 2022. Photo: Pieter Kers | (found in the file name).

Campaign images Images of works

For additional images, you can send an email to


IMPAKT Festival 2022 Trailer

Watch the IMPAKT Festival 2022 trailer on YouTube.
Or download the trailer here

Download trailer


Here you will find the current logos of IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture].



Press releases

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