微波國際新媒體藝術節成立於 1996 年，為國際同類型藝術節的先峰之一，藝術節以「藝術 X 科技 X 科學」為主軸，銳意把國際媒體藝術透過裝置、動畫及短片的多種模式帶來香港。微波期望提供平台，推動跨界協作，透過藝術探索不同的世界命題，連結本地及國際藝術家和其他界別的人士，為公眾帶來嶄新的藝術體驗。
Established in 1996, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival was first launched as an annual video arts festival. As technology progressed and became more accessible, video arts slowly evolved to involve other media. Microwave began to embrace the wider range of new media arts with the intersection of Arts, Technology and Science. As the first and only art festival in Hong Kong dedicated to new media arts, Microwave has steadily grown into a well-established festival that brings cutting-edge works to provoke thoughts in the technological hub every year. Microwave serves as a platform and gateway for Hong Kong artists to develop their artistic skills with international institutions, curators and experts in Art Tech for more cross-disciplinary collaboration and avidly support the exchange and dialogue between artists, professionals and the general public.