Dear filmmakers, friends and colleagues:
The Toronto International Film Festival is seeking submissions for its
Wavelengths programme, now in its 13th year. Named for Michael Snow’s landmark 1967 film Wavelength, The Festival'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 expression, Wavelengths offers a thoughtfully curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema. Newly expanded as of last year’s edition, Wavelengths now runs for the duration of the Festival (September 5-15, 2013), with its core shorts programmes taking place during opening weekend.
Wavelengths is presently accepting new works (2012-2013), as well as recent restorations of seminal avant-garde films. North American premieres will be given precedence but are not required. 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
and country of production, runtime(s), final exhibition format, as well as the artist's
name and contact information.
All DVD previews should be received by May 24, 2013 and sent directly to:
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Toronto, On, M5V 3X5
Our exhibition formats include 16mm, 35mm, HDCAM, and DCP.
Please 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 or return shipping or postage is pre-arranged. If you cannot meet the deadline but have works-in-progress for consideration, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With warm regards,
Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival