2014 Film / Video / Machinima Screenings Call for Submissions

Open Call for Submissions: Vector Film and Video Program. Deadline: January 1, 2014.

Vector Game + Art Convergence, now in its second year, is a five-day game art festival and symposium centred around games as the tool and inspiration for contemporary art making. Until January 1, 2014, Team Vector invites you to submit to its festival programming. Vector 2014 will take place from February 19 to 23, 2014, in Toronto, Canada.

For this program, we are looking for work that experiments with the concept of machinima to produce engaging films or videos. Machinima is a moving image art form that involves repurposing computer graphics from video games in the creation of new cinematic works. Although early machinima was gamer-oriented, it has since been used to create a new form of video art that combines hacker aesthetics with found footage practices. Machinima has also been used by artists to critique and comment upon video game culture, alienation in contemporary culture, death, and many other themes.

The submitted work should make use of videos game footage or video game engines in some capacity. Narrative as well as experimental non-narrative work will be considered, but the narrative work should push the boundaries of traditional/classical storytelling in some capacity. Due to programming restrictions we are looking for work under 20 minutes; however, please contact us if you have made a longer work and and feel that it fits our mandate.

Artists at all stages of their creative careers – from emerging to established – are encouraged to submit their work.

Click here for submission guidelines.