Peripheries - Open call for submissions

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The 2024 edition of Peripheries Experimental Film & Video Festival, hosted at Sweet Void Cinema in Chicago, Illinois, is a yearly, non-competitive experimental showcase, which serves to highlight contemporary and historical works of experimental film, both domestic and international.

Submissions are gathered via FilmFreeway or a submission form via the Sweet Void Cinema website ( The deadline for submission is June 21, 2024 with the festival taking place in late July.

While the festival is primarily short films, works of all duration are considered. Features are accepted, though typically only one or two will be screened per festival. Works created from as early as 2022 are eligible for submission. If your film precedes these dates, it may also be submitted if it has not had an official screening.

Peripheries now also hosts a monthly screening series of contemporary experimental film & video, submissions for which are gathered from a separate submission field. Work submitted to the yearly festival will not be in consideration for the monthly screening and vice versa unless a submission is entered through both submissions. There are no restrictions on duplicate submissions of the same work in both fields or multiple works from a filmmaker. The same eligibility criteria follows for the monthly screening, including the acceptance of feature-length works. Submissions for the monthly showcase remain open in perpetuity, though will not be visible on the FilmFreeway platform until submissions for Peripheries 2024 comes to an end. For submitting to the Monthly Showcase during the festival submission period visit our submission form on the Peripheries linktree (, the Sweet Void Cinema Website, or contact us at [email protected].

Peripheries 2024 Festival submission:

Peripheries Monthly showcase submission:


Friday, June 21, 2024 (All day)

Submission fees: 

Submission fees are charged

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