Good GIFs

IMPAKT Open call for GIFs

Good GIFs are fun, smart and they often mock the contemporary world we live in. Just like memes, they can be seen as a rich visual language of our digital presence. To further explore and contribute to its diffusion, IMPAKT launches a new open call to artists and creators to send us their best GIFs.

The call is open to artists, photographers, designers, creators and anyone interested in sharing their work or have interest in animated GIF format. The call is open to people of any country, age, profession and nationality. 

We ask you to react before 1 March 2022 to one of the themes outlined below, reflecting on internet culture, online experiences or the future of technology.
Every month in 2022 we will select the best GIF and showcase the winning creation in our newsletter and social media. 

There is no entry fee.
The winning GIFs will be presented in our newsletter and the creator will receive fee of €200,-

The open call will close on 1 March 2022

How it works

1) Create
Design an original GIF or adapt your own existing work to respond to one of these four topics. We included some ideas below.
You can use them as captions or just as inspiration. Feel free to be creative, even if it does not fit the topics/captions exactly 🙂

The challenges of our digital future
– 3001, A Space Odyssey
– Life in the metaverse
– Digital Evil
– The curse of smooth operations (title IMPAKT Festival 2022) 

– Our future as cyborgs
– On a first date with a cyborg
– The Cyborg Dating Competition
– Cyborg on the Beach
– Once you go Cyborg…
– Two Cyborgs on a date

– The end of privacy
– Nothing to hide
– Read me my bill of digital rights!
– Our Digital Rights and why we should care
– The news Facebook would never show you

– Smart tactics to save energy
– Technology and the post-pandemic world
– Zero Growth, Zero Crisis
– How to solve the Climate Crisis
– Some Good Energy Against The Climate Crisis

2) Submit
Send us your gif with a short description at
Please include the topic and caption of your choice.

3) Selection
Each month we select a GIF of the month, which will be included in our newsletter, website and social media channels. If you are selected we will ask you for a sentence or two about you and your GIF.
Selected GIFs get an artist fee of €200.

4) Share
Has your GIF been selected? Spread your creation as widely as you can on your own social media and design platforms. You can also invite other artists, designers and creators to participate.

Submit your GIF

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