Call for Films and Artworks


Short films and other artworks are invited for the University of Western’s annual queer arts festival: Emergence, Feb. 6-8, 2014. Conron Hall, University of Western Ontario, London Canada. FREE ADMISSION
Presented by Western University’s Queer Caucus


Emergence is a festival that
 aims to bring together a wide demographic of students, faculty, and London
 community members. Our goal is that members from the University community and the London community can engage in dialogue and learn from each other. All community
 members are welcome, whether they are queer-identified or allies.

We invite film or artwork submissions from emerging and established filmmakers and artists in Ontario. Works should address queerness/queer issues: films and artworks themes might include but are not limited to:

• Embodiment and queer subjectivity
• Queerness, technology and public/private spheres
• Race, ability, and class and the politics of Queerness
• Intersectional dimensions of queerness
• Visibility and invisibility issues
• Alliances and tensions between feminist and queer communities
• GLBTQ media
• Queer representation
• Queer activism
• Navigating queer relationships
• Trans representation
• Reconfiguring the nuclear family
• Drag shows, clubbing and forging alliances

Our festival’s theme, “Blurring Boundaries, Moving Borders and Queering Crossroads” is an invitation for creative interpretation and intellectual engagement. Filmmakers and artists are invited to discuss their work with the audience on a Q & A panel.

All films and artworks must be complete at the time of submission. No in-progress work will be accepted.

Submissions will be reviewed and notification of the outcome will be made by Dec. 23 2013

Electronic submission preferred. Hard copy submissions will not be returned.

Hard copy submissions (i.e. DVD) should be mailed or dropped off to:

Andie Shabbar, Emergence Coordinator
The Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Lawson Hall Room 3260
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 5B8

For more information/questions contact:
Andie Shabbar, Emergence Coordinator