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VISIONS – Call out for Submissions

Here is yet another project brought to you by Yiara and Animate Concordia!

This time, we want your FILMS!

VISIONS – A screening For Women, Trans & Queer film makers at this Year’s CFF!

Theme: VISIONS IN FLUX, conceiving and interpreting the world with hopes and aspirations for the future, or at least the changing realities of the current moment: all that which is related to transformation and change.

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The Concordia Film Festival (CFF) is organized by the student-run, non-profit Cinema Students Association and the Film Animation Students Association of Concordia University. Together, they organize and promote, through screenings and events, the works produced by the diverse range of filmmakers of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (MHSoC). The MHSoC stands as the largest university-based centre for the study of film in Canada, with a body of works that are also screened to great acclaim at festivals around the world.

In addition to the programming of films from Concordia Cinema students, the CFF, Animate Concordia and Yiara Magazine are proud to present VISIONS, a screening that will feature live action and animated films made by women, gender-nonconforming and queer undergraduate students. VISIONS seeks to bring together and showcase the art of filmmakers who are vastly underrepresented in the film industry, creating a safe space ripe for discussion and exchange with all attendees.

The theme of this screening is VISIONS IN FLUX, conceiving and interpreting the world with hopes and aspirations for the future, or at least the changing realities of the current moment: all that which is related to transformation and change.

This collaboration between Animate Concordia and Yiara Magazine rose from the growing concern of both student organizations around the question of representation in contemporary visual culture. As a feminist art and art history publication, Yiara actively challenges the dominant and hegemonic sexism that affects the bodies of marginalized individuals. Animate Concordia, the animation Student Association of Concordia University seeks to share the art and rich history of animation, and has strongly recognized the disproportionate number of white/cis/male persons who dominate/control the industry. From this mutual interest and concern arose VISIONS, an event that would bring together our common interests in film and providing a platform for the visibility of projects. While this event wishes to showcase the under-represented filmmakers, we have as our mandate to not exclude or prevent any person from the submission process, in the true inclusive spirit of feminism.

The CFF team is proud to say that VISIONS will be a screening free of charge to the public, and all are welcome! The VISIONS submissions are open to all cinema, communications and media students across Canada, who have completed a film within the past year, while in school.

Rules & Terms
The selected works will be chosen from outside of core film classes at Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, though if you are a student at Concordia and have made a film independently, you are welcome to submit!
We are accepting of all genres, from documentary to experimental, however, there is a 15:00 minute maximum time restriction on all short film submissions, and all films should be made within the past year between January 2015 and April 2016.

When submitting, be sure to include the following:
-Your role in the production of the film
-If students filled your other key production roles (i.e. cinematographer or editor)
-A brief synopsis of the film
-Your contact information

Criteria for Application:
-At the time the film was made you were enrolled in an educational institution (University, CEGEP, College, high school etc.)
-The film was made between January 2015 and April 2016
-You directed the film yourself and the key roles were filled by students rather than professionals
-The film does not exceed 15:00 minutes in length.
-All Genres accepted: experimental, documentary, comedy, animation
*Students who are enrolled at Concordia, in a film program, have the opportunity to submit films they worked on outside of core filmmaking classes*, provided the films fit the application criteria.
*core filmmaking class refers to Filmmaking I, II & III and Animation I, II & III.

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