Call for submissions: MONITOR 9: New South Asian short film and video – Nov 9/12

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) invites submissions for its ninth annual experimental short film and video screening program, Monitor 9.

Monitor 9 is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos by/and/or about South Asians from Canada and around the world. We invite independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. Monitor 9 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.

Selected works will be screened at the ninth annual short film and video screening program, Monitor 9 on March 14, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Monitor 9 will be programmed by independent curator and artist Nahed Mansour.

Monitor is reviewed by a jury of contemporary artists, curators and programmers. This year’s jury consists of Renata Mohamed, Noni Kaur, Cheyanne Turions and Rehab Nazzal.

Previous Monitor programs
Monitor 8, Monitor 7, Monitor 6, Monitor 5

Works must be under 20 minutes and produced after 2010.

Submissions from first time directors are welcome. Artist fees will be paid.

Submissions MUST include all the following
Name of artist or director. Full contact information (address, phone, email, website)
Title of work
Date of production (No earlier than 2010)
Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
Brief biography of the artist (200 words max)
Artist CV
High-resolution production stills

Submissions can be sent via email with a URL link to the artist/director’s YouTube/Vimeo account (please provide passwords if necessary).

The subject heading must state MONITOR9_ARTISTLASTNAME to

Submissions can be sent on DVD (PAL, NTSC) enclosed with the following:

Send all materials to
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450
Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3A8

Inquiries can be sent to with the subject title: MONITOR 9

All deliveries from international participants must be marked:
“NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” Please do not claim any monetary value over $50 on your package for insurance or otherwise or you will be charged customs, duties and taxes.

All submissions must be sent prepaid. SAVAC will not accept collect or C.O.D. shipments and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for duties, taxes or customs brokerage.

Please note that ONLY selected artists will be contacted by December 21st, 2012. Submissions will only be returned if the package includes a self-addressed stamped envelope (in Canadian postage) or send a cheque payable to SAVAC for the return postage amount.

For more information, please contact
Sharlene Bamboat
Programming Coordinator
SAVAC [South Asian Visual Arts Centre]
Telephone: 416.542.1661

Information sent by Jordan strom,

Group Show of Celebrated n’ Young Artists – Islamabad Aug 27-Sept 5/12

Jugni Khair Vehar Presents
Oil Painting – Water Colour – Collage Calligrapgy – Sculptures – & What not!

Group Show of Celebrated n’ Young Artists
Will be Inaugrated by Renowned Artist
Jamal Shah
Chairman, Hunerkada

August 27 to September 5, 2012
Arts & Crafts Village
Shakarpariyan, Islamabad

Submission Guidelines:
Date Extended to August 17, 2012

The last date of entry is 17th of this month but send work earlier if you can to assure entry into the profile catalog.

National and International Artists Invited
Send us pictures of your works in high resolution PLUS artists’ profile pictures with brief statements about their art.

Entry fee is Rs.2000 only for Pakistan, $100 for foreigners. Indians are exampt from this fee.
25% will be added to the price of their works for sales.
Those who can’t send originals can send us printable pics of their works. we will take photo prints and frame them properly.
Send/Deliver works at
HunerKada College
F10/3 H 217 Margallah Road

Inaugural ceremony on 27th this month at 5.00pm

For more information, contact
Mudasar Punnu
Cell: 03224030082 and 03364161408