Channels, The Australian Video Art Festival is dedicated to showcasing new contemporary moving image by some of the most exciting Australian and international artists. Following on from the success of our 2013 and 2015 events, Channels Festival is back for 2017 with a dynamic and inclusive festival of public engagement programs, free exhibitions, screenings and international and online programs.

We’re currently seeking single-screen videos under 15 minutes for our popular Video Visions screening to be held at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. Submissions are open to both Australian and International artists.

Please ensure that you have a video link to an outside host available (Vimeo preferred).

Maximum of 3 entries per artist.

Single-screen videos only. (We welcome experimentation of multi-channel video using split screens, however please be aware that videos will be screened as a single-screen projection.)

Maximum duration of 15 minutes. Longer videos will be disqualified.

All techniques and shooting formats (analogue and digital) are accepted, however we do require an HD copy for screening.

16:9 aspect ratio only. (Please use letterbox if your video is in formats other than 16:9)

Please provide English subtitles if your work is in a different language.

For full terms and conditions, submission guidelines and FAQ, please see our website.

If you have any questions, please email us before submitting your work to

Overall Rating
  • Simo Saarikoski

    Great communication from a selection to the actual festival.

    September 2017
  • Deborah Kelly

    What a great festival! Going from strength to strength. Bravo, Channels! Xx

    September 2017