What is Art by Chance

Color everyday life and inspire people!

Inspired by a moment of contemplation in an Istanbul metro station, since 2009 Art By Chance create opportunities to color everyday life and inspire people to make short films.

The festival takes place simultaneously in
more than 20 + countries, 200+ cities worldwide.

We love you too

"We're kind of excited by this idea: The Art By Chance Film Festival celebrates "ultra-short films" by presenting them to us in unexpected, non-theatrical venues: Movies might continue...igital screens scattered throughout the city. And not just our city.. Plus, the films, predicated on the theme of "journeys" and under a minute long, are fascinating little works."
New York Magazine
"We are happy and proud to have been a part of the Art By Chance festival this year. The festival is one of the most exciting and revolutionary art events to have emerged from the burgeoning continue...from the classical conception of film that one is used to. The films being shown in this way amounts to an artistic invention in public spaces unfolding on a global scale. Thank you so much!"
Manas Bhattarya, Madhuban Mitra

Jury selected films shown on screens at airports, public plazas, metro stations, restaurants and bars, campuses, and shopping malls. Selected as one of the coolest festivals by the Movie Maker Magazine, Art By Chance is one of the biggest public art events in the world.

We aim to balance the onslaught of commercial advertising in public spaces with art that inspires the public to reflect and create.
We believe public spaces should house something more interesting, entertaining and inspiring for the public.