call: Celebrate the Square!
Call for entries
Deadline: 2 May 2011
CELEBRATE THE SQUARE – CALL FOR SHORT SILENT FILMS
Show your work on Mississauga Celebration Square’s new outdoor urban screens!
The City of Mississauga invites submissions for short silent films. There is no fee to enter and up to $2000 in prizes are available to be won. Selected films will be shown on the two 16’ by 28’ LED screens in Mississauga Celebration Square.
Summer 2011 – Mississauga/cCnada
Criteria and Themes
This is an international open call for silent film, video and animation in all genres that is from one to three minutes in length. We accept work from both professional filmmakers and emerging talent. Films must be new or never publicly screened in the Greater Toronto Area. Submissions should be made under one of the themes below. Maximum of one entry per theme.
Celebration: Squares, Smiles and Saris
Public Space: Moments, Meetings and Monuments
Wild Card: Show us what you’ve got
Our jury will select a winner for each of the three themes, as well as up to ten honourable mentions per theme. From the three first place winners, one grand prize of $1000 will be awarded as well as two $500 first place awards. The honourable mentions will each receive $100 and public screening of their work.
Sharon Switzer, Media Artist and Curator, Art for Commuters, on the Onestop TTC subway screens
Christof Migone, Curator, The Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga
Carmen Ford, Filming Liaison, Film and TV Office, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
Paola Poletto, Arts and Culture Supervisor, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
Finola Pearson, Manager, Celebration Square Events, City of Mississauga
Mississauga Celebration Square, the city’s downtown public square located adjacent to City Hall, is currently undergoing a $40 million dollar renovation that includes two permanent large-format urban screens. The square attracts over 300,000 people annually, with the annual number of visitors expected to increase after the renovation.
www.mississauga.ca/culture for more information including the ‘Rules and Regulations”.