The Toronto International Film Festival is currently seeking submissions for its Wavelengths programme, now in its 14th year. Named for Michael Snow's seminal 1967 film, Wavelength, TIFF's avant-garde showcase is a unique forum for international film and video art hosted within the context of one of the world's largest and busiest public film festivals. Prizing formal innovation and original expressions, Wavelengths strives to provide a thoughtfully curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema. Newly expanded as of 2012, Wavelengths now runs the duration of the Festival (September 4–14, 2014), with its core shorts programmes taking place during opening weekend.
Wavelengths is presently accepting new works (2013–14), as well as recent restorations of seminal films from the avant-garde. North American premieres will be given precedence. Programming suggestions and referrals are equally welcome.
There is no official submission process for Wavelengths, no forms to fill out and no entry fee. However, please be sure to include a detailed description of the work, its title, year, country of production, runtime, final exhibition format, screening history, as well as the artist's name and contact information.
All DVD previews should be received by May 30, 2014 and sent directly to:
TIFF submissions: Wavelengths
Attention: Andréa Picard
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
Our exhibition formats include 16mm, 35mm, HDCAM, and DCP.
Please also contact us in advance if you prefer to send a film print for preview. Other than prints, previews will not be returned to the filmmaker unless they are picked up in person. If you cannot meet the deadline but have works-in-progress for consideration, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
With warm regards,
Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival