Moving-Image-Arts is a collaborative International short film festival created by artists/curators Gerda Cammaer, Devin Shears and Pierre Tremblay.

It is a one-hour juried showcase of short independent films and videos from around the world, taking place at the School of Image Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University in Toronto, Canada.

For this 8th edition of Moving-Image-Arts we are looking for any artistic and poetic cinematic interpretations of the theme REFLECTION.

We are particularly interested in short experimental films and videos that envision reflection in any of the following meanings: the reflection of something in a mirror or any shiny surface; the return of light, heat, sound, or energy from a surface; a reflection of feelings; something that shows, expresses or is a sign of something; or reflection as serious and careful thought. The theme can be reflected (pun intended) in the form or content of the film, or both.

The Festival Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the projects.
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We are looking for independent short video that explore REFLECTION in any form or shape.

Films and videos need to be 10 minutes maximum, preferably shorter, and completed after January 1, 2020.

Genres accepted: We except short films of any genre, but preference is given to experimental films and art videos. Work produced for a commercial purpose or within a commercial context is not eligible. Student films are welcome.

There is a submission fee of $1.00, but students and friends of the festival can apply for a code to be exempt from paying the fee by writing to

Overall Rating
  • This is a very well curated festival, and we were honored to be part of their recent "Renewal" themed program with our film, "Such Complexity/Air & Wood." This festival has an expansive conception of experimental films in general, and of their thematic rubric, which created a fascinating program where the films illuminated one another, as well as the curators' comments. We will be submitting again when we have a film that illustrates one of their themes. Fingers crossed!

    April 2022
  • Wheeler Winston Dixon

    A superb festival, which takes the works of the artists it presents seriously. Excellent communication, publicity, and presentation. Highly recommended!

    April 2022
  • Krista Leigh Steinke

    Great communication! I like that the festival revolves around a conceptual theme.

    April 2022
  • Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

    I am so honored to have my abstract experimental short, LULLABY FOR A PANDEMIC selected for Moving-Image-Arts International Short Film Festival. Thank you for supporting truly avant-garde, underground, personal and experimental hand-made filmmaking.

    May 2021
  • Thank you for exellent program and thank you for selecting my video to Zeitkeit program. Only thinkg I wish is that the names of the selected videos and artists would have been on facebook site from the beginning. I think more of my many video friends would have got interested to wathch the program I f they knew the contents. Thank you !

    April 2021