This year, artists from 56 countries submitted 286 works. This marks a new high in the 12 year history of A MAZE. and signals that the festival is on the right track of highlighting works on the fringes of games, art and playful media.
“Having the festival back in Berlin for multiple days, but also staying hybrid led to around 30 entries of interactive theater, performances as well as wild hardware controllers and installations. It’s great to see them returning and I’m excited that we don’t have boundaries in their showcase onsite and/or online in the A MAZE./ SPACE, which is 3 years in the making.” Mat, Award Coordinator
The international selection committee is now reviewing all works and will announce the nominees of the 7 awards Most Amazing, Long Feature, Digital Moment, Explorer, Human Human Machine, Audience Award and the Gender Diversity Award presented by WINGS on March 13, 2023. After that, our final jury - 5 experts in various fields including the winner of last year’s main award - will choose this year’s winners at the Award Ceremony on May 12. The selected games/playful media installations/performances can be experienced during the festival in Berlin and virtual in the A MAZE. / SPACE on May 10-13, 2023
All submissions are listed here.