We invite artists from around the globe to submit recent works to our open-call Video Visions program

Submit your work!

Channels Festival is dedicated to showcasing fresh, innovative and experimental video art. We are looking for recently created, short, single-channel works that are of a high artistic calibre. We are interested in works that push formal, conceptual or political boundaries; works that are experimental and risky; works that are critical, engaged and relevant to our time.


Submissions will be reviewed by Channels Festival representatives and a Selection Panel of esteemed artists and curators. A curated selection of works will be chosen for inclusion in the 2019 Video Visions program.


Selected works will be compiled and presented as feature-length screenings in Melbourne and Brisbane during the 2019 festival. Works will also be considered for public space screenings in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Vancouver, in partnership with Urban Screen Productions.

Key Dates

Submissions open 1 April 2019
Submissions close 31 May 2019
All applicants will be notified of the status of their submissions via email by 15 July 2019
Successful artists must provide screening quality files to Channels Festival by 31 July 2019

Download our Submission Guidelines, FAQ and our Terms and Conditions.

How to Apply

Applications are now closed.

First Nations artists are invited to submit proposals for a Blak Dot x Channels video art commission

Submit your proposal!

Blak Dot Gallery, in partnership with Channels Festival, are commissioning four First Nations artists to create new screen-based work to exhibit in the 2019 Channels Festival.

We invite artists to submit proposals that encompass all new media, including single and multi-channel video works, Virtual Reality and experimental formats. We seek proposals that push boundaries and make innovative use of the gallery space.

We encourage proposals from emerging practitioners and are open to supporting artists in the creation of site-specific adaptations or new versions of existing works, or to provide top-up funds for projects that are already underway. Full details about the commission can be found here.

If you have any questions about your proposal or would like some support with your application, please contact

Selection and Key Dates

Submissions will be reviewed by a Selection Panel made up of representatives from Blak Dot Gallery and Channels Festival.

Applications close 5 June 2019
Successful artists will be notified by 10 June 2019
The commissioned works will be exhibited at Blak Dot Gallery 22 August – 8 September 2019

How to Apply

Applications are now closed.

We seek passionate, dedicated and hardworking individuals to join the Channels Festival team


If you are interested in volunteering to become a member of the 2019 Channels Festival delivery team, please register your interest by filling in the online form linked below and we’ll be in touch.

Join the Team