The World Wide Video Festival is an international media art festival. Founded in the early 1980s, it is one of the pioneering events in a now internationally respected field of visual art. World Wide organizes an annual festival/exhibition, basing its choice of works on aesthetics and commitment. The aesthetic element is expressed in the intrinsic value of the interplay of light and sound and the often poetic compositions. The commitment lies in how artists reflect upon developments in their culture and society. World Wide chooses those artists that succeed in sublimely expressing content. A third element that characterizes the festival is its attention to interdisciplinary collaboration between the visual and the performing arts, as expressed in the VJ/DJ culture and the collaboration between dance, theatre and media art.