Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an annual International Festival that takes place every May in the historic center of Athens with the aim to bring together the digital arts community with the broader audience. The festival was established in 2005, under the title Athens Video Art Festival, as an initiative of the non-profit organization Multitrab Productions. Back then, digital arts were an unmapped field, with diverse possibilities to flourish and the Festival's goal was to connect all means of creative expression and promote creativity through all contemporary mediums.
Over the years, the Festival gradually evolved and grew as the most important event for digital arts in Greece. ADAF has been proudly devoted to the support of innovative and artistic expression, establishing strong bonds with local and international artists, audiences and institutions.
Within the last 14 years, ADAF developed including various art forms such as web art, interactive installations, animation, digital image, performances, talks and workshops, exploring creative aspects of technology and digital culture.
Until now, it has welcomed more than 140.000 visitors from all over the world. In addition, through the Open Calls, it has received approximately 25.000 submissions, having created one of the largest databases of international artworks, worldwide.
Moreover, in the framework of its strategic partnerships, it has presented more than 50 international festivals interchanging knowledge and experience.
Through its activities, ADAF aims to create experiences which connect people with different roots and backgrounds.
Athens Digital Arts Festival always tries to attract and develop a diverse audience in order to give them the chance to interact with each other through contemporary arts.