The Images Festival
annually exhibits a selection of film and video installation, media-based performance works and new media as part of the festival. Images works with Toronto galleries, production centres and other alternative exhibition spaces to show artworks incorporating the moving image and interactive media, music and performance. Please visit our website for a full archive of works presented.
Among the artists whose installations, performances, and new media works have been featured in past festivals: Sadie Benning, Eddo Stern, Bettina Hoffmann, Steven Cohen, Daniel Barrow, Lida Abdul, Yael Bartana, Lonnie van Brummelen, Stan Douglas, John Oswald, Laiwan, Tony Cokes, Michael Campbell, Harun Farocki, Lorna Simpson, Steve McQueen, Aki Onda, Bjørn Melhus, David Rokeby, Jeremy Deller, Masashi Iwasaki & Tadasu Takamine, Fiona Banner, Jürgen Reble + Thomas Köner, Hitoshi Toyoda, Susie Ibarra + Lori Freedman, mpld, Willy Le Maitre, The
Shalabi Effect, Bruce McClure, Zoe Beloff, Semiconductor, Bob Ostertag + Pierre Hébert, GUH, People Like Us, Instant Places, Chris Welsby, Jane & Louise Wilson, Hassan Khan, Annika Larsson, Deirdre Logue, Daniel Olson, Gustavo Artigas, Carolee Schneemann, John Greyson, Judy
Radul, Luke Jerram, Richard Fung, Paulette Phillips, Nell Tenhaaf, Rosa Barba, Jean-François Guiton, Deanna Bowen, Haruki Nishijima, Gebhard Sengmüller, Marion Coutts, Michael Snow, Althea Thauberger, and many more... DATES
Deadline for receipt of entries: July 15, 2008 (postmark)
The 22nd annual Images Festival runs for 10 days in April 2009 in Toronto, Canada.
Submission results will be sent by mid-December. ELIGIBILITY
All works related to the moving image, interactive processes and digital media, and completed on or after January 1, 2006, are eligible for entry.
“New media” includes works using formats such as CD-ROM, the internet or other telecommunications technologies, etc., but not necessarily
requiring a particular type of presentation space.
Artists must maintain final edit and copyright control. We suggest that you inquire about whether our piece meets our mandate and likely capacity
to exhibit before submitting, particularly for works which require a great deal of technical support and/or very large exhibition spaces. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All entrants must use the online form or submit a typed or clearly printed completed entry form for each work. All submissions must be postmarked 15 July 2008 [Final Deadline]. There is no entry fee for installation, new media or performance submissions; limit of 2 entries per person. Artist fees and technical costs are paid by the festival. Please include with your package:
- a synopsis of the work (including all technical requirements, layout diagrams, etc.)
- a brief biography and list of previous works
- complete production credits
- documentation of the work
Documentation may be in the form of video, good photographic prints or high-resolution (300 dpi or better) TIFF computer files on CD. Please label images and videos clearly with your name and the title of the work. Please do not email stills or submission information unless requested.
It is also very important that you include a detailed description of the technical requirements for exhibition. Please include (as applicable) layout drawings and plans, equipment needed, equipment supplied by the artist, internet or other telecommunications needs, and shipping requirements.
Submissions from outside Canada must include a Pro Forma Invoice attached to the outside of the package; this form should include contact information for the shipper (you) and the receiver (the Images Festival). Label using the following example as a guide: “DVD and photographs for film festival preview. Cultural use only. No commercial value. Replacement value $2.” Value the package only at the replacement cost of the blank media (e.g. about $2 to $3 for a DVD or CD), up to a maximum of $18 Canadian. Images will not pay Customs charges or duties for any mislabeled, overvalued or incorrectly shipped submissions. If shipping by courier, please keep your copy of the waybill until you have confirmed that the festival has received your submission.
PLEASE DO NOT SHIP BY UPS (United Parcel Service) FROM OUTSIDE OF CANADA, as this will result in Customs charges that the festival cannot pay, and your submission will be returned. Also, please do not send submission materials in fibre-filled envelopes; the dust damages media and playback equipment.
Preview materials will not be returned. (Local artists may make arrangements to pick materials up from the office during regular working hours.)
The entrant’s signature on the entry form creates an agreement between the entrant and the Images Festival that the entrant will provide an exhibition copy of the submitted work to the festival in sufficient time for installation if the work is selected for inclusion in the Images Festival. It also certifies that the entrant is the legal owner of the work, and that any copyrighted materials included in the work have been legally cleared for use. The entrant agrees not to hold the Images Festival liable for any expenses resulting from any claims arising from the exhibition of the work submitted or the use of publicity material relating to the work submitted. SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
[Installation OR New Media OR Performance] Submissions
The Images Festival
448-401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 CANADA
Telephone (416) 971.8405
Facsimile (416) 971.7412
___ Completed application form (online form or photocopy accepted)
___ Preview materials (Video and/or Image(s) from the submitted work/s)
___ Detailed project description (including technical requirements, layout diagrams, etc.)
___ Brief artist’s biography (25-50 words)
___ CV or list of artist’s prior works/exhibtions
___ Full production credits