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Pleasure Dome welcomes submissions of experimental, time-based media work by Canadian and international artists for our 2021-22 programming year. The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2021.

Pleasure Dome presents artists who expand, fracture and scrutinize the traditional cinematic spectacle, including those who use moving image technologies that are digital, interactive, or performative.

We feature cross-disciplinary and non-narrative moving-image artworks in a variety of styles and traditions from those of the historical avant-garde to post-modern strategies of video/film mixes; CGI animations; and other attempts to re-imagine the modernist experimental tradition. We embrace well established techniques, including—but not limited to—amateurism; remixing; abstraction; essayistic structures; and poetry. We consider contemporary interventions that include images, structures, and affects associated with social media; fan culture; video games; and live streaming.

Pleasure Dome is committed to inclusive programming that prioritizes work by women artists, Black artists, Indigenous artists, artists of colour, disabled artists, and LGBTQ2SIA+ artists. We are committed to our organization’s history of considering political and subversive artworks, as well as artworks that collapse artistic categories and might find difficulty being placed elsewhere.

We accept single-channel films as well as multi-channel or expanded cinema projects, installation, and performance. If the form of your project is not well suited to single-channel streaming, please include relevant links to additional materials in the project description or notes. We can accommodate 35mm, Regular / Super 8, 16mm, VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray, and Digital files.

To waive the entry fees, please use PROMO CODE: pdome.
All selected artists will be paid screening fees at or above IMAA rates.

Everyone welcome to apply.

feel free to contact info@pdome.org

Pleasure Dome does not offer awards or prizes, but all selected artists will be paid screening fees at or above IMAA minimum rates: http://www.imaa.ca/imaa-media-arts-fee-schedules-for-2018-and-2019/

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Pleasure Dome is made possible through the generous support of our funders, as well as our members, sponsors and community partners.

The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2021. All selected artists will be paid screening fees at or above IMAA rates. The call is open to experimental media artists who reside in Canadian or internationally.

Please note that our entry fee is optional. To waive the entry fee, please enter code pdome. We can accommodate 35mm, Regular / Super 8, 16mm, VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray, and Digital files.

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  • Adriana Lopez Garibay

    Beautiful Festival. They are very kind. <3

    February 2021
  • I am amazed by the quick decisions surrounding the New Toronto Works exhibition in the wake of COVID-19. Pleasure Dome was in regular contact with us, allowing us to keep up with their strategies to continue with the exhibition date as planned.

    The update of their platform and the format of the event were perfect. The artist panel was very planned, and the public was engaged.

    I am honoured to have been part of this festival and to have been able to show work during times of isolation. This is an exceptional experience, and being part of it was beautiful.

    May 2020
  • Michael Woods

    An amazing venue, Theresa works hard to provide great programming, and if it weren’t for Pleasure Dome I would never have shown in Toronto. These are people who support the artist in every sense. I would be honored to show with Pleasure Dome again.

    September 2019