Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.

Since 1998, the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work have made Antimatter one of the most important media arts events in Canada, and the world.

The 26th annual Antimatter runs October 19 to 29, 2023.

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2021. Selected works can be screened from 16mm, Super 8 or Quicktime file.

Submission of an entry indicates acceptance of all regulations, guarantee that a screening copy in the format specified will be made available for the dates of the event, and authorization to publicly exhibit the work at Antimatter 2023. If screening copy is to be provided by a distributor or agent then entry must be submitted by that distributor/agent, along with any criteria or conditions.

As in 2020 to 2022, Antimatter 2023 is planned as a hybrid IRL/online event: nightly in-person screenings at Deluge Contemporary Art followed by online access to each program for 24 hours the next day.

In addition to single channel works for screening programs we invite proposals for media-based performance and installation projects.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful festival with inspiring programming! Hope to be able to attend in person one day!

    November 2022
  • Morgan Tams

    Keeping it real for 25 years! Antimatter is a fantastic small festival celebrating the moving image in all its weird and wonderful forms. Todd and the rest of the crew were great. The programming was stellar, and the mix of in-person and online screenings expanded the audience for my film for sure. Highly recommended!

    November 2022
  • Fantastic festival, with a particularly great selection of work, 10 days of experimental work, each screening intelligently put together to make sense and give plenty of room for each work to be appreciated. It was an honor to be part of this 25th Anniversary edition. I hope to be back in the future and also to make it for the in-person event. Thank you so much for making this event live online as well.

    November 2022
  • What a great festival! I am so glad to have shown my video "Under the Midnight Sun" at Antimatter. The curation is very well done, the films are beautiful, the promotion is also good. I hope I could have been there in person but it was already great to be able to watch all the programs online. Thank you!

    November 2022
  • Lana Z Caplan

    I love this festival! Thanks for including my work again this year!

    November 2022