Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Call for Submissions: aluCine 2011 Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival

The aluCine Toronto Latin Film & Media Arts Festival has put out a call for submissions for their 12th annual festival which runs later this fall. They accept films in all genres which showcases the work of Latin artists living in Canada and the Diaspora.

There is no entry fee. The deadline for submitting is April 30, 2011.

Film and video works will require English subtitles.

aluCine is organized by Southern Currents / Corrientes del Sur, a Toronto-based, non-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary media art by local artists of Latin American heritage; the presentation of international Latino works in Canada; and the presentation of Canadian works in Latin America and elsewhere.

aluCine 2011 Call for Submissions

aluCine accepts submissions in all genres, experimental, fiction, doc, animation, video art, web of all lengths and subject matter below 30 minutes. All works selected for aluCine are eligible for the Festival Awards (TBA). All films produced outside of Canada are considered international submissions. 

For submission purposes the Festival accepts DVD (All Formats and Regions). If selected to screen at the Festival, we accept the following exhibition formats: BetacamSp (NTSC), DigiBeta (NTSC), 35mm, MINI DV, Super 8 and 16mm.

No Entry Fees Necessary

Deadline For Submissions: April 30, 2011

To submit your film for consideration, you must complete and submit aluCine’s online entry form at

Please note that the entry form must be submitted to aluCine on or before the deadlines outlined above. The entry form must also be printed out and sent with you submission following enclosures:

Do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals. Note that aluCine does not accept international shipments via United Parcel Services (UPS) since this courier does not deliver international duty-free shipments to Toronto.

All of aluCine screening programs are curated and all submissions will be fully considered by aluCine’s programmers. Applicants will be notified by email by late June if their work has been selected. The decision of the programmers is final. If a film is selected for screening at the festival, the entrant grants aluCine the right to utilize publicity materials related to the production (i.e. press kits, posters, stills, etc.) for promotional purposes, to broadcast or screen clips of a maximum of five minutes and to make dubs of their film for publicity purposes only.

aluCine will not be returning miniDV tapes only 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, BetacamSP tape and DigiBeta tapes. 

For exhibition purposes, the festival requires one of the following: 35mm film print, BetacamSP tape (NTSC), a DigiBeta tape (NTSC) MiniDV, 16mm print or Super 8. The deadline for receiving exhibition prints/tapes is TBA. The entrant is responsible for transportation and shipping of exhibition prints/tapes one way. All exhibition prints/tapes will be returned within four weeks after the festival to the 'primary contact' address listed on the Entry Form. If the film/video must be returned to an alternate address, the Festival must receive advance notification. aluCine will retain one copy of each film/video presented for archival purposes.

A jury comprised of international and local film video makers, writers, poets and academics selects winning films/videos in all award categories.


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