Call for submissions: 2011 Parkdale Showcase

The Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society is seeking submissions of new and
vintage film, video, and media installations by artists living or working in
Parkdale for the 13th Annual Parkdale Film + Video Showcase. Deadline: May 20, 2011.The Parkdale Film + Video Showcase is an annual celebration of the dynamic
artists and audiences that make up the Parkdale community. A rare dose of
defiant and whimsical film and video, the Parkdale Showcase is intended not
to purify the neighbourhood, but to jumpstart a collective visual and
cultural infusion within a vibrant local context.

Artist fees paid, short works preferred.

Artists based in Parkdale are welcome to submit to our programs for the 13th
Annual Showcase.
REvisit: Showcasing Parkdale Film + Video Shorts at the Revue Cinema
REside: Indoor + Outdoor Media Installations
Screening Under the Stars: Outdoor family friendly shorts at the Fuller Ave

NEW PROGRAM! Not in Parkdale? Not a problem!
Submissions welcome from ALL artists and activists for a special screening:
REact: Anniversary commemoration screening of video works exploring the G20
stand off and protests in Parkdale.

With the 13th Annual Showcase happening on the first anniversary of the G20
when protests and riots shut down much of Toronto’s downtown core, we are
seeking video works that capture and explore the stand off and protests that
occurred in Parkdale on Sunday June 27, 2010. This screening will feature
works that contextualize and respond to what happened in our neighbourhood a
year ago with sensitivity and in solidarity with a global community
concerned with equity and human rights worldwide.

How to submit your work:
– Please fill out an online submission form at
– Print a copy of your submission form and drop off a preview of your work
at either Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West) or The Film Buff (73
Roncesvalles Avenue).

Submission tips from the Parkdale Beauty Pageant Society:
– DVD previews are preferred
– Quicktime files accepted, NO DATA DVDS.
– Specify your preferred exhibition format (16mm, digi beta, etc).
– Installations: Please submit a floorplan/installations specs, and include
a tech rider of what you can provide and what equipment is expected.

More details are on our website. Check it out:


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