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In partnership with Hamilton Artists’ Inc. and McMaster University School of the Arts, Factory Media Centre is seeking submissions for Fluxus, a new contemporary short film and media arts festival.

Deadline: July 7th, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Fluxus is a new contemporary short film and media arts festival hosted in partnership between Factory Media Centre, Hamilton Artists Inc, and McMaster University School of the Arts. Our mission is to provide an accessible forum for the exhibition of creative, experimental, moving-image art forms, and to develop connections between Canadian media artists, arts institutions, and the public. 

Fluxus is dedicated to showcasing experimental and boundary-pushing media works from artists of all levels working in Canada. Submissions are free and unrestricted by theme, and are open to a spectrum of artforms, including animation, documentary, video art, collage film, music video, experimental film, and more. 

The festival will take place over the course of three screenings in Hamilton presented from Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd, 2024. One screening will be dedicated to exhibiting the work of emerging media artists and filmmakers. All screenings are free to attend. 

Due to the high quantity of submissions, only selected artists will be contacted.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission must be short format (15 minutes or less).
  • The work must be no more than 5 years old (2019).
  • All submissions must be digital Vimeo or Youtube links (private/password protected are accepted, but password must be provided).
  • Limit of one submission per artist.
  • Submitting artists must be currently based and/or working in Canada 
  • Films and videos should be independent projects. This means that you, as the artist, retain comp

Application Requirements

  • Artist Bio (75 words max)
  • Artist CV (PDF file, 3 pages max)
  • Brief Description of Submitted Work (150 words max)
  • Entry Information: Title of work; length; year completed; role(s) in production.
  • Vimeo or Youtube link of submitted work (with password if applicable)
  • Two video stills of submitted work (JPEG or PNG format, maximum size: 1920 x 1080 pixels and at minimum 72 dpi resolution. Files should be labelled: LastNameFirstName-Still)

Submissions are now open via AirTable!

Please contact Eli at programming@factorymediacentre.ca with any questions or concerns.

Please apply through the online submission form only. Hard copy and email submissions will not be considered, unless special accommodations are requested. Notification can be expected in August. Due to the high quantity of submissions, only selected artists will be contacted. IMAA remuneration will be provided to successful applicants within 30 days of the screenings.

Factory Media Centre is committed to equity in all aspects of its operations. We accept submissions from artists, collectives, filmmakers, community members, and curators at all stages of career levels which display local and regional experimental media artwork. We strongly encourage applications from Black and Indigenous artists, persons with disabilities, ethnic or racial minorities, immigrants and refugees, Francophones, LGBTQI+ persons, women, and persons of all socio-economic walks of life.