Call for Submissions: TIFF Wavelengths, TIFF Talent Lab 2013

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Mekong Hotel" (TIFF Wavelengths programme 2013)

The Toronto International Film Festival is seeking submissions for its Wavelengths programme, now in its 13th year. Named for Michael Snow’s landmark 1967 film “Wavelength”, the festival’s avant-garde showcase is a unique forum for international film and video art hosted within the context of one of the world’s largest and busiest public film festivals. Prizing formal innovation and original expression, Wavelengths offers a thoughtfully curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema. Newly expanded as of last year’s edition, Wavelengths now runs for the duration of the Festival (September 5-15, 2013), with its core shorts programmes taking place during opening weekend


Wavelengths is presently accepting new works (2012-2013), as well as recent restorations of seminal avant-garde films. North American premieres will be given precedence but are not required. Programming suggestions and referrals are equally welcome.

There is no official submission process for Wavelengths, no forms to fill out and no entry fee. However, please be sure to include a detailed description of the work, its title, year and country of production, runtime(s), final exhibition format, as well as the artist’s name and contact information.

All DVD previews should be received by May 24, 2013 and sent directly to:

TIFF Submissions
Attention: Wavelengths
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 3X5

Our exhibition formats include 16mm, 35mm, HDCAM, and DCP.

Please contact us in advance if you prefer to send a film print for preview. Other than prints, previews will not be returned to the filmmaker unless they are picked up in person or return shipping or postage is pre-arranged. If you cannot meet the deadline but have works-in-progress for consideration, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With warm regards,
Andréa Picard
Film Curator, Toronto International Film Festival


TIFF Talent Lab 2013 Call for Submissions






TIFF Talent Lab 2013 is now accepting submissions for their intensive multi-day artistic development programme that provides emerging talent with an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the world’s best film artists.

Deadline: June 5, 2013

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