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May 15, 2023

Call for Submissions: Short Films

Canadian and international artists are invited to apply with a short movement based film to the eighth annual F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in November 2023.

This year, we have four different categories to apply to that reflect a specific theme in your film:

  • Is this Movement?
  • Access First
  • Street Dance
  • Recorded Movement

Submission requirements include:

  • Applicants must identify as either a Youth Artist or Emerging Artist:
    • Youth — Lead creator must be between the ages of 15-25 by November 2022 (born 1998 or later)
    • Emerging — Lead creator must be 26 years or over (born 1997 or earlier), and self identifies as an emerging artist or be new to the practice of movement-on-screen
  • All films must be between between 3 - 15 minutes
  • All applicants must agree to the rules and regulations
  • Please do not apply with multiple films. Only the first work submitted by a filmmaker will be considered.
  • If you have a film in progress which is not yet complete, but that will be completed by July 15th, you are welcome to submit. Please make sure to note in your submission that it is a work in progress, and include the date you expect it to be completed by.

For more information about the themes and application process, visit F-O-R-M's website!

Deadline: May 15.


Applications can be submitted via an online submission form, Word Doc application, PDF version or through FilmFreeway ($5-$15 cost associated with this method). If you have any questions about the application process, please e-mail Associate Artistic Director Tamar Tabori at info@f-o-r-m.ca

F-O-R-M's 2023 festival will continue to offer a hybrid of in-person events in Vancouver and online programming. The festival will be responsive to government guidelines surrounding COVID-19. Their priority is to create events that are safe for festival artists and the broader community.