Thursday, October 25, 2012

Call for submissions: TSV's Video Fever 2013

Do you have…VIDEO FEVER?
Then you should SUBMIT!

Trinity Square Video, Toronto’s most important video-based artist-run center is proud to announce Video Fever, the first annual juried student video screening event. If you are in your 3rd or 4th year at a Toronto and surrounding area post-secondary institution and you make videos, you qualify. 

Submissions must be single channel videos under 10 minutes in length and will be selected for screening by the Trinity Square Video selection committee. All genres of video are accepted. The top three videos will be chosen by the Trinity Square Video jury and the artists will be awarded cash prizes, a membership to Trinity Square Video (redeemable after you graduate, if you like—when you’ll really need it!), various Trinity Square Video services like equipment use and workshops, and a portfolio review with Trinity Square Video’s programming director, Jean-Paul Kelly. The screening will take place downtown Toronto at the Trinity Square Video Gallery space on January 12, 2013. SUBMIT!

What’s in it for you -
• Have your video screened in a public screening at Trinity Square Video’s great downtown Toronto gallery
• Applying to grad school or art shows in the future? This will look *great* on your CV.
• Grow your video community: meet and mingle with your peers at other universities—see what videos they are making and make connections for possible future collaborations
• Meet the Trinity Square Video staff who will help you with your video needs of the future
• Win some money, prizes and, even better, a membership to TSV!


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 10, 2012

Video Fever is on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

Send Submissions to Jason Ebanks, Membership Services  Jason's email is ebanks (at) trinitysquarevideo (dot) com
  • Videos must be under 10 mins. and single channel only (no installations).
  • All genres of video are accepted.
  • All entries must include a completed submission form sent to us by email.                                                    
  • Please do not send supplementary material—only the video and completed submission form.                        
  • Creation date of work must be 2011 or 2012.
You must follow the guidelines or your submission will NOT be considered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason Ebanks at Trinity Square Video. E-mail or phone 416.593.1332.

Send your Submission Form by e-mail: Attach the completed form as a .doc or .pdf to your e-mail. It is important to include both the last name of the artist and the title in the subject line of your email. Format the subject line in the following manner: “VideoFever_Lastname_FilmTitle”

  • Online
  • DVD
  • Digital File
While online submissions are preferred for preview, you may also submit your work on DVD or as a digital file. Please do not send HD DVDs or Blu-rays. Digital files that will play in QuickTime or VLC are acceptable. Please test your DVDs and digital files before you send to ensure they work. We regret that preview material cannot be returned.

Online submissions: (*preferred*) please include an url to a high quality upload of your video on Vimeo or YouTube. Please include password if applicable. File-sharing submission: High quality QuickTime files may be sent using the file-sharing site WeTransfer ( It’s very easy to use and you can transfer files up to 2GB without creating an account.

Please include your last name and title of your work in the message box so we know who you are. Send your transfers to Jason Ebanks:

Mailing a DVD:
If you are mailing in a physical DVD, please bear in mind that TSV is trying to reduce the amount of waste produced in the submission process. With that, we strongly encourage you to help us reduce waste and shipping costs with the following suggestions:
  • Package DVDs in a paper/board sleeve, not a hard plastic case
  • Ship in a stiff cardboard or other recyclable mailer with no bubble wrap Print "Do Not Bend" on the front of envelope You do not need to print out your submission form with your DVD
  • Make sure the following is written on the front of your DVD: Video Fever, your name, your e-mail address, title of work, duration, year of creation. 
Mailed DVDs must be received by MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012.

Video Fever c/o Trinity Square Video
Suite 376
401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, Ontario
Deadline Monday December 10th, 2012

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