Monday, August 1, 2011

Call for submissions: MONITOR 8, New South Asian Short Film + Video

Call for submissions | MONITOR 8: New South Asian Short Film + Video

DEADLINE: November 16, 2011

**Submissions must be received by November 16, regardless of postmark.**

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) invites submissions for its eighth annual experimental short film and video screening program, Monitor 8.

Monitor 8 is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos by/and/or about South Asians from Canada and around the world. We invite independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. Monitor 8 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.

Selected works will be screened at the eighth annual short film and video screening program, Monitor 8 on March 22, 2012, at Innis Town Hall in Toronto, Canada.

Monitor 8 will be programmed by independent curator and writer Jacob Korczynski.

Works must be under 20 minutes and produced after 2009.
Submissions from first-time directors are welcome. Artists’ fees will be paid.

To submit your work digitally you will need to do the following:
  1. Place all support material files (video, stills and all written material) into one folder
  2. Title the folder: Last name_Film/Video title
  3. Compress that folder into a zip/compressed file
  4. Upload that file to your own server, or use a free file hosting website, such as YouSendIt or WeTransfer.
  5. Email the direct download link to with the subject heading: Monitor 8.

Must be sent on DVD (PAL, NTSC) enclosed with the following:
  • Name of artist(s) or director
  • Full contact information (mailing address, phone, fax, email)
  • Title of work
  • Date of production (must be produced during or after 2009)
  • Brief synopsis of the work
  • Brief biography of the artist
  • High-resolution production stills

Send all materials to:
SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) – MONITOR 8
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450
Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3A8

**Submissions must be received by November 16, regardless of postmark.**

Inquiries can be sent to

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All deliveries from international participants must be marked:
"NO COMMERCIAL VALUE" Please do not claim any monetary value over $50 on your package for insurance or otherwise or you will be charged customs, duties and taxes.

All submissions must be sent prepaid. SAVAC will not accept collect or C.O.D. shipments and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for duties, taxes or customs brokerage.

Please note that only selected artists will be contacted. Submissions will only be returned if the package includes a self-addressed stamped envelope (in Canadian postage) or send a cheque payable to SAVAC for the return postage amount.

For more information, please contact:

Sharlene Bamboat
Interim Programming Coordinator
SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)
Telephone: 416-542-1661

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