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 23rd annual Antimatter runs October 14 to 24, 2020.

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2018. 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 2020. 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.

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

Overall Rating
  • Antimatter is an important festival in Canada for experimental media art. Honoured to have our film played there.

    October 2020
  • Derek Jenkins

    Wonderful experience with a top tier experimental media fest.

    November 2019
  • Mo Flannery

    Excited to be part of an exceptional program. Sorry couldn’t make the festival itself.

    November 2019
  • sanaz sohrabi

    I am so glad my work was screened at Antimatter. Great programming and very open to the experimental and research-based projects. Thank you for having me!

    November 2019
  • Fantastic looking programme, I'm just sorry I could not attend.

    November 2018