EMMEDIA welcomes submissions of new or recent media art work for our 5th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival from January 31 - February 2, 2019, a 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes.

The screening portion of the festival will take place on January 31, 2019 at EMMEDIA's screening room located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We also screen at other venues including Festival Hall, and wherever appropriate during the festival, and dependent on the work selected. We accept very particular short films, videos, and animations that are independent, experimental and/or avant-garde in nature. We are looking for films that are innovative and unique in the way they tell a narrative and/or how the work was created.

About EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society:

Since its inception in 1979, EMMEDIA has maintained a two-part mandate: to support both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies, and a year round schedule of public exhibition programs including the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Our programs strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications. For more information, go to www.emmedia.ca

We believe that all artists should be paid for their work. That is why all works selected will receive a screening fee ($88 CAD) based on the Independent Media Arts Alliance Fee Schedule for 2019.

We accept very particular short films, videos, and animations that are independent, experimental and/or avant-garde in nature. We are looking for films that are innovative and unique in the way they tell a narrative and/or how the work was created.

They must also be:
- under 20 min. in length
- made no earlier than January 1, 2017
- in English or have English subtitles

CANADIAN FILMMAKERS:
If you are a Canadian filmmaker, you can submit for free! Please submit your film under "Canadian Experimental Short Films".

INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKERS:
If you are an International filmmaker, please submit under the "International Experimental Short Films" category and pay a small submission fee of $5 USD. If have previously shown work at EMMEDIA either through PARTICLE + WAVE or past screening events, you may request a code to waive the fee by emailing particlewave@emmedia.ca.