May 31, 2021
Call for Submissions: Photophobia 2021
Hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc.
Photophobia is the 15th annual festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia was Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to experimental time-based media at a time when there were no such platforms in the Hamilton community. Not limited by restrictions or themes, Photophobia showcases creative, unconventional and experimental approaches to contemporary time-based media. The festival is comprised of two free screenings, presented every August under the cover of night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc. Due to Covid-19, Photophobia 2020 was presented as an online festival that took place over the course of three days. The presentation format for 2021 is TBC.
Please apply through the online submission form only. Hard copy and email submissions will not be considered, unless special accommodations are requested. Notification can be expected in July. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for the festival will be notified. IMAA remuneration will be provided to successful applicants within 30 days of the screenings.
Hamilton Artists Inc. and the Art Gallery of Hamilton welcome submissions from all qualified individuals and strongly encourage submissions from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you can access and complete the submissions process.