Call for Submissions: MONITOR 9

MONITOR 9: New South Asian short film and video
DEADLINE: Friday November 9th, 2012, 5 PM

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) invites submissions for its ninth annual experimental short film and video screening program, Monitor 9.

Monitor 9 is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos by/and/or about South Asians from Canada and around the world. We invite independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. Monitor 9 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.

Selected works will be screened at the ninth annual short film and video screening program, Monitor 9 on March 14, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Monitor 9 will be programmed by independent curator and artist Nahed Mansour.

Monitor is reviewed by a jury of contemporary artists, curators and programmers. This year’s jury consists of Renata Mohamed, Noni Kaur, Cheyanne Turions and Rehab Nazzal.

Previous Monitor programs:

Monitor 8 | Monitor 7 | Monitor 6 | Monitor 5


Works must be under 20 minutes and produced after 2010.
Submissions from first time directors are welcome. Artist fees will be paid.
Submissions MUST include all the following:
•Name of artist or director.  Full contact information (address, phone, email, website)
•Title of work
•Date of production (No earlier than 2010)
•Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
•Brief biography of the artist (200 words max)
•Artist CV
•High-resolution production stills
Submissions can be sent via email with a URL link to the artist/director’s YouTube/Vimeo account (please provide passwords if necessary).

The subject heading must state MONITOR9_ARTISTLASTNAME to sharlene [at]   
Submissions can be sent on DVD (PAL, NTSC) enclosed with the following:

Send all materials to:
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450
Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3A8

Inquiries can be sent to sharlene [at] with the subject title: MONITOR 9

All deliveries from international participants must be marked:
“NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” Please do not claim any monetary value over $50 on your package for insurance or otherwise or you will be charged customs, duties and taxes.

All submissions must be sent prepaid. SAVAC will not accept collect or C.O.D. shipments and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for duties, taxes or customs brokerage.

Please note that ONLY selected artists will be contacted by December 21st, 2012. Submissions will only be returned if the package includes a self-addressed stamped envelope (in Canadian postage) or send a cheque payable to SAVAC for the return postage amount.

For more information, please contact:

Sharlene Bamboat
Programming Coordinator
SAVAC [South Asian Visual Arts Centre]
Telephone: 416.542.1661
Email: sharlene [at]