Submissions are now open for our annual experimental film and video screening program, Monitor 11.
Monitor 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 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.
For Monitor 11, curators Leila Pourtavaf and Azar Mahmoudian invite filmmakers and artists to submit work based on the theme, “These Monsters are Real”, a nod to riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy. The theme can be read as a playful insistence on fantasy as a legitimate mode of operation, but also question how we can still claim a space for the imaginary, and the make-believe, when the most monstrous acts have become a part of our everyday reality. What is the relationship between reality and fantasy?
More information on previous Monitor programs here
Works must be under 20 minutes and produced during, or after 2012.
Submissions from first time directors, and students are welcome. Artist fees will be paid.
Submissions must include all of the following:
• Name of artist or director
• Full contact information (address, phone, email, website)
• Title of work
• Date of production (No earlier than 2012)
• Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
• Brief biography of the artist (150 words max)
• Artist CV
• High-resolution production stills (300dpi)
Please send the textual information above as one PDF or Word Document.
Do not insert the stills into the PDF; please send them as separate attachments.
Submissions can be sent via email with a URL link to the artist/director’s YouTube/Vimeo account (please provide passwords if necessary, and make the work downloadable). The subject heading must read “MONITOR11_ARTISTLASTNAME” and sent to email@example.com
Submissions can be sent on DVD (PAL, NTSC) enclosed to the following address:
SAVAC – MONITOR 11
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
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 by December 21st, 2014.
Submissions will only be returned if the package includes a self-addressed stamped envelope (with Canadian postage).
Contact Sharlene Bamboat
Artistic Director, SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)