Night Contact London Multimedia & Photography Festival

For one night only, Friday 27 September, indoor and outdoor projections will pop up across a range of venues in Dalston, East London!

Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together exciting and innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. All of the works will embrace the projection format, through experimental edits, collaborations with other artists, and the use of sound, narrative, movement, colour and rhythm.

Centred around Gillett Square, a specially installed bank of screens will show site-specific commissioned and curated work. There will be stalls, music, food and drink, with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries. Beyond the main square, the festival will break out into a trail of six satellite venues, taking over the streets of Dalston across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, each showing a programmed screening.

The majority of the work we show will come from open submissions; these will be accompanied by a curated programme to ensure a varied, engaging and inspiring final line-up. Please visit our ‘Grants’ and ‘Lineup’ sections for full information on winners and to the program as it stands.

In addition to an open call out for submissions we have awarded three £1,000 grants to aid the production of three new collaborative works. These new pieces will be premiered utilising the three screen setup in the festival hub, Gillett Square. For more information about the recipients of these grants please visit our ‘Grants’ section.

The programme will take place between 18:00 and 23:30 with an after party scheduled to carry on until 2am.

To see the line-up of events visit:

Night Contact is produced by Contact Editions with the support of the Arts Council England.