Call For Submissions: Personal Performance, Video As Autobiography

Call For Submissions: Personal Performance, Video As Autobiography

New Additions 9 call

Video Out Distribution
Call for Video Submissions | Personal Performance, Video As Autobiography
Due: September 1st 2015

Video Out Distribution is seeking experimental or feature-length video work by artists that deploy the camera as a tool for self-interrogation. From video art’s earliest history the camera has functioned as a self-reflexive device, an instrument for self-construction, presentation, and reflection. This call seeks works that possess an autobiographical component, particularly in the artists’ use of themselves as the primary subject or image on screen. Videos for this call are also invited to experiment with forms of documentation that translate identity and engage in performances for the camera.

To submit please send a weblink of the work, a short synopsis, and an artist bio to Digital submissions only. Digitized film submissions accepted. Please send email submissions with the subject LastName_Autobiography by Tuesday, September 1st 2015.

Video Out Distribution is an international, non-exclusive distributor and is a part of VIVO Media Arts Centre located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Works selected from this call for submissions will be screened at VIVO’s monthly series New Additions, at the September 2015 installment, and will also be entered into distribution.

For further information please contact:
Shauna Jean Doherty, Distribution and Outreach Manager
2625 Kaslo St.
Vancouver, BC


Video Out offers video artists professional representation for rentals and sales of their moving image work. Video Out’s distribution collection features over 5000 videos, both historical and contemporary, by video artists from Canada and abroad. Video Out returns 67% of revenues generated from sales, rentals and broadcast licenses to the video producers we represent. Video Out was founded as a non-profit, artist-run distribution centre in 1980.