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Worldwide online festival in Aotearoa / New Zealand

In 2021 the Motyf Festival moves online but will be broadcast and hosted from the heart of the Pacific – Aotearoa New Zealand.

The event will bring together students and professionals from across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia to exploring the theme of “Communicating Complexity”.

The symposium and exhibitions will happen in March 2022.

More about Motyf Festival


Apr. 12 – 16, 2021



March 22, 2022



Opens March 25, 2022

Call for Entries

We would like to invite you to submit media works on moving type/motion/kinetic typography for the MOTYF 2021 exhibition, which we are planning parallel in Wellington and Warsaw.

New deadline for submissions: February 14th, 2022.

Complexity of Information is a subject of MOTYF 2021, we talk about the role and forms of text in communication.

Submissions in the following categories are possible:

  • movies
  • documentary of installations
  • VR, AR apps or
  • Posters (we will print with pleasure if works as AR, motion triggers) which represent dynamic typography of screen, AR, VR any interactive, generated and experimental text forms.

We are also going to open exhibitions on 22nd March 2022 in Warsaw and Wellington, promoting the book “Transformation in typography” edited by Hilary Kena, Jan Piechota, Anja Stöffler and Ralf Dringenberg. It is a collection of expert essays and examples of typo-works. Which we published together thanks to the NAWA grant and we distribute for free (without shipping) among interested educators and universities.

More information and the link to upload your work:

More information about the submission

Motyf 2021 is the fifth iteration of the Motyf Festival, and the first to be hosted outside of Europe. The event will be curated and hosted from Aotearoa New Zealand and the workshops and symposium will bring together students and professionals across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia. Works resulting from the workshops will be showcased in an international exhibit hosted in Wellington, New Zealand in November 2021.

MOTYF Board Members

Prof. Dr. Hilary Kenna

IADT | Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Prof. Dr. Ewa Satalecka

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology
Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Anja Stöffler

University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Media Design
Mainz, Germany

Prof. Ralf Dringenberg

University of Applied Sciences Schwaebisch Gmuend
Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany

Prof. Brian Lucid

Massey University of New Zealand – Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa
Aotearoa, New Zealand

Past Motyf Festivals