Images Festival 2021 Call For Submissions!
ON SCREEN SUBMISSIONS Images is now accepting entries for our ON SCREEN and ON SCREEN STUDENT Programs! Our...


Images is now accepting entries for our ON SCREEN and ON SCREEN STUDENT Programs!

Our ON SCREEN Program brings together short, medium, and feature-length moving image works that question and challenge the boundaries of experimental and media art practice in the cinema.

For more information on our guidelines and details on how to submit, please click here.

The deadline for ON SCREEN entries is October 31, 2020.

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Images continues to accept proposals for our OFF SCREEN & LIVE Programs!

Each year, we collaborate with over a dozen galleries, venues, and organizations to present incredible exhibitions and interdisciplinary live performances.

For more information, please click here.

Entries for OFF SCREEN and LIVE projects are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Images welcomes proposals from Guest Programmers and Curators for cinema screenings and exhibitions!

If you have an idea for a project that responds to our distinct vision, we would love to hear it.

For more information, please click here.

Entries for GUEST PROGRAM projects are accepted on a rolling basis.

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If you have any access needs or questions, please contact our Festival Assistant Jeremy Saya via email at


Established in 1987, Images Festival is one of the most enduring and respected platforms in the world for the exhibition and discourse of independent film and media art. Our ON SCREEN program is an annual presentation of contemporary film and video in a cinema context that explores the moving image in all its forms.

Images presents work that counters dominant mainstream narratives and forms and provides, through hybrid curatorial and educational programs, alternative ways of thinking and seeing that expand our understanding of media art.

Images is broadly interested in a range of moving image works that share formal and political sensibilities that emerge from recent critical discourses at the intersection of contemporary art, cinema, and media arts. Our programming is not guided by any particular themes or formats.


Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible Festival and continues to work to reduce the barriers to participation in our events. The interconnected aims we prioritise for our community—our artists, audiences, volunteers, partners and staff—are the reduction of physical barriers and financial barriers, and an increase to our mental health and physical safety services. This work is integral to making our Festival more hospitable and inclusive for all. However, we recognize that improving access does not mean being accessible to everyone at all times. We begin with the immediate goal of implementing clear and transparent access within our resources, and building upon it to offer even greater access in the future.


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