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 21st annual Antimatter runs October 11 to 21, 2018.

Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2016, and must not have been publicly screened in Victoria. Selected works can be screened from 16mm, Super 8 or Quicktime file. Legacy formats (Blu-ray, DVD, DVCAM and MiniDV) may be accepted for screening but film or digital files are preferred.

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 2018. 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 one the best festivals in Canada, committed to showing a high quality of experimental, underground, Independant film. I was honoured to be included, and would definitely submit again. Deborah and Todd are very communicable, and Victoria is a beautiful island town. Highly recommend!

    April 2018
  • Jeffery Chong

    This is a great festival. Todd and Deborah are wonderful hosts, and their programming is very impressive. I am so lucky to have my film screened in such great company. The venue is a cozy and beautiful space, perfect for projection.

    March 2018
  • It's always an absolute pleasure when we get our clients selected here as we know the audiences are extremely appreciative, and the folks that run the festival are passionate about it!

    December 2017
  • Dan Browne

    One of the very best film festivals in Canada!

    November 2017
  • Terryll Loffler

    I did not attend the festival unfortunately, but as usual the communication and organization is top notch. A festival dedicated to showing art to the masses for two decades. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to the moving image.

    November 2017