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

For information on how to apply, download our Submission Guidelines and FAQ.

To make a submission fill in the online form linked below. Please read our Terms and Conditions before you apply.

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