Pleasure Dome welcomes submissions of experimental, time-based media work by Canadian and international artists for our 2022-2023 programming year. We have two calls for submission this year: “2023 New Toronto Works” and our debut “Reimagining the Experimental,” which replaces our open call. The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2023. For New Toronto Works, the work must have been produced after March 2022.
Pleasure Dome welcomes submissions of experimental, time-based media work by Canadian and international artists for our 2022-2023 programming year.
The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2023.
THERE ARE TWO OPEN CALLS: “Re-imagining the Experimental” and “New Toronto Works.” WHEN YOU SUBMIT, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED THE CORRECT CATEGORY.
For New Toronto Works, the work must have been produced after March 2022.
We accept single-channel films as well as multi-channel or expanded cinema projects, installation, and performance. If the form of your project is not well suited to single-channel streaming, please include relevant links to additional materials in the project description or notes. We can accommodate 35mm, Regular / Super 8, 16mm, VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray, and Digital files.
We are committed to our organization’s history of considering political and subversive artworks, as well as artworks that collapse artistic categories and might find difficulty being placed elsewhere. Please be advised that we are currently very much interested in re-imagining what notions like “subversive,” “experimental,” and “political” means in film and moving-image work today and in the future.
For more information about our year-round programming, see https://pdome.org/about/programming-process-and-policy
While we appreciate the breadth and prolific nature of your practice, please apply with only ONE proposed work that is most aligned with our mandate.
Our submissions operate on a Pay-What-You-Can-Basis: $2.50 or $5.00. Your entry fee contributes to the intellectual and critical understanding of experimental media through writing, discussions, screenings, essays, and interviews through Pleasure Dome. Our organization operates on very limited funding, and the submission fees allow us to humbly remunerate our volunteer vetters.