22nd CALL FOR ENTRIES 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 22nd MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 15, 2017. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY FEES!
Entrants will be notified of results before May 22, 2017.

DOWNLOAD the festival entry form, complete it (on your computer or by hand) and mail it with your entry.

See the GUIDELINES (aussi en français, español, 日本語) and FAQ (English only) below for more information.

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GUIDELINES:

EN: Entrants may submit an unlimited number of works on compilations, separate DVDs/tapes, and/or memory keys. Complete an entry form for each title submitted. It is not necessary to include still photos with entries. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. Preview materials will not be returned. Do not use UPS, use airmail or another courier. Entrants will be notified of results before May 22, 2017. Work selected to Media City receives an exhibition fee of CAD 100. CAD 1750 prize money available to award-winning work; all work selected to Media City is eligible for competition.

FR: Les concurrents peuvent soumettre un nombre illimité d’oeuvres ou de compilations sur des DVDs séparées. Compléter une fiche d’inscription pour chaque oeuvre soumise. Ce n’est pas obligatoire à envoyer des photos de votre film avec votre inscription. Nous n’envoyons pas d’accusé de réception. Les matériaux de sélection ne seront pas renvoyés. Ne pas utiliser UPS. Utiliser la poste aérienne ou un autre courier. Toute oeuvre choisie par Media City génère des honoraires de CAD 100. Media City consacre une somme totale de CAD 1 750,00 à des prix pour les oeuvres attribués. Toute oeuvre selectionée par Media City sera admissible por la compétition.

ES: Les concursantes pueden presentar un número ilimitado de trabajos en compilaciones o DVDs separadas. Llene una ficha de inscription para cada trabajo presentado. No es obligatorio que se incluyan fotografías con su propuesta. No se enviará notificación por haber recibido las propuestas. Las materiales de previsualización no se regresarán. No use UPS. Use FedEx, DHL o correo aéreo. Los concursantes cuyas propuestas sean aceptados serán notificados antes 15 Mayo, 2017. Todos los trabajos seleccionados por Media City recibirán un honorario de exhibición de CAD 100. Media City cuenta con un totla de CAD 1750 para otorgar a los trabajos premiados. Todos los trabajos seleccionados para Media City participan de la competencia.

日本語 : 作品の応募本数に制限はありません。複数応募の場合、一本に編集しても別個のDVDのままでも構いません。それぞれの作品毎に応募用紙を記入して下さい。(コピー可)スチルを添付することが望ましいですが、必須条件ではありません。送付頂いた作品に対しての受領のご返事はいたしません。応募されたDVDは返却いたしませんのでご了承ください。UPSでの送付は受け付けられません。FedExないしはDHL、EMS、航空便のいずれかでお送り下さい。入選作品は2017年5月15日までに通知いたします。入選作には全て上映料として100カナダドル。入賞作には賞金総額1,750カナダドルが贈られます。入選作はすべてコンクール出展の資格が与えられます。

FAQ:

1. I’m late! Can I have an extension?

Please try to send your entry before the postmark deadline. If you need an extension, contact us.

2. Can you help with the delivery cost of my entry?

We wish we could, but no.

3. I sent you an entry. Did you receive it?

The answer to this question is invariably “yes”. If you have serious concerns about postal disruptions due to strikes, natural disasters, etc, contact us.

4. My video is hosted on a website. Can I send you the url to watch it for preview? Or can I upload the file to your server?

Generally, no. We need a physical preview screener on a disc, memory stick or DV tape, delivered by mail to our office. However, we do make exceptions for those working under difficult conditions or in remote regions who might otherwise have issues sending work via regular post. If this applies to you or someone you know, please contact us by email.

5. I have a 16mm or Super 8mm film but I don’t have a video screener. Can I send you a print (or original) for preview?

Yes, but with some stipulations. Contact us.

6. My film/video is n style or about x. Do you show work of n or x ilk?

We don’t know until we see it. We suggest perusing the festival history for some idea of our programming. Media City is a festival for artist’s (“experimental” or “avant-garde”) film and video, so conventional dramas, documentaries, animations or music videos are likely not for us.

7. Can you show my double/multi-projection or other non-standardized film?

Yes. Media City can and has shown numerous multi-projections in most gauges or combinations thereof, films at all extant aspect ratios, films at 16 and 18 fps, films shown with the projector turned sideways, looped films, 35mm films run through 16mm projectors, originals, films covered in paint, glue and salt, films with gels behind the lens, films with the projector’s registration pin disabled, etc. If your film has unusual projection requirements, describe it in your support material.

8. Can you show my HD video or Blu-ray, or video in x media or codec or format or aspect ratio?

Probably. Media City can accommodate most video media and formats, or we can work with you to determine an acceptable alternative. If your video is selected for exhibition, we will contact you to determine the preferred exhibition media for your video. If the projection requirements of your video are especially unusual, describe it in your support material.

9. I (we) have an installation/ performance/ unclassifiable extra- or para-theatrical media opus. Can you present it?

Maybe. Media City presents this kind of work every year, but space, time and resources for such projects are limited. We recommend sending your proposal well in advance of the deadline, and including thorough information about the technical and venue requirements of your project.

10. My work contains appropriated footage or music that I have no permission to use. Do you care?

Copyright infringement is your best entertainment value.