N e w M e d i a F e s t
was initiated & launched on 13 March 2001 as a new component and the festival environment of A Virtual Memorial – memorial project against the forgetting and for humanity.

In 2002,
Violence Online Festival was launched as the first festival project which was running until 2004, when this project became part of the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP.

In 2003,
Version I of the RRF project environment was realized for its participation in Interactiva – Biennale of New Media Art Merida/Mexico, which became in 2004 part of the gloabl networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP.

In 2004,
the global networking project [R][R][F]200x—>XP was launched which was running successfully until the end of 2006 as an active festival environment. [R][R][F]200x—>XP became the basis for new festival initiatives like VideoChannel and SoundLAB , both started in 2005 to act as independent environments.
[R][R][F]200x—>XP was successfully presented in an exchange between virtual and physical space on more than 50 globalwide art events.

During 2005,
IMPACT event series project was realised in Israel/Palestine and South America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay).

in 2005
NewMediaFest launched CologneOFF – Cologne Online Film Festival, to be renamed soon afterwards to “Cologne International Videoart Festival”.

In 2005,
VideoChannel started its screening activities in collaboration with numerous media art festivals around the globe and SoundLAB continued its curated soundart editions, which were installed on divers festivals and media art shows.

In 2006,
Cologne Online Film Festival was founded in the framework of VideoChannel, a mobile film and video festival to be organised simultaneously online and offline via cooperations.

In 2007,
NewMediaFest launches N e w M e d i a f e s t 2007 incorporating the festival program from the spectrum of The New Museum of Networked Art in one online/offline event.

In 2010
NewMediaFest launched NewMediaFest2010 on occasion of the 10th anniversary of “NewMediaArtProjectNetwork”, to be renamed to “The New Museum of Networked Art”. The event was celebarted during the entire year of 2010.

In 2011,
NewMediaFest launched “CologneOFF XP nomadic – videoart in a global context”, the global networking project dealing with audio-visual art, and “animateCOLOGNE – Cologne Art & Animation Festival”, in order to give the animation more relenace in contemporary art.

In 2012,
New festival platform had been added – 1minuteCOLOGNE – Cologne One Minute Film Festival, as well as “exDox – experimental documentary film festival”
In 2013,
NewMediaFest combined the different interview platforms and released “The Interview Collection”, as well as the different festival platforms to one platform, eg “CologneOFF – international Festival Network”, this is related to the hosted festivals, as well as external cooperating festival and cultural instances.

In 2014,,
CologneOFF – was celebating its 10th anniversary by releasing the 10th festival edition since 2005.

In 2020,
NewMediafest is celebrating its 20th aniversary since its foundation in 2001. During these past 20 years MewMediaFest was always active through its different project manifestations.