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2009 WNDX Festival Of Film And Video Art: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 31, 2009

Sorry, yanks, but this is just for the Underground Film Journal’s Canadian readers. Of which, I think there’s quite a few with Canada proving to be a real hotbed of underground filmmaking. But, if you live in Canada and have an experimental, avant-garde and/or underground film, now’s the time to submit to Winnipeg’s rockin’est film fest: The WNDX Festival of Film and Video Art.

This will be WNDX’s fourth year and will run Oct. 8-11 in Winnipeg. If you plan to submit, there are two categories of which you can be eligible. First, there’s the New Prairie Cinema category that is open to filmmakers living in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and NWT only. Second, there’s the more open Canadian Avant Garde that is open to all filmmakers regardless of region, as long as it’s in Canada, ‘natch. (Also, prairie-only works will be considered for both categories.)

For both categories, there is only one submission date and no submission fee. That date is:

Final Deadline:
May 15

As for what WNDX is looking for, here’s their mission statement:

WNDX celebrates the impetus to create in film and video as a means of artistic expression. It features cinema screenings, expanded cinema and cross-media work, and includes artist talks, hands-on workshops on various techniques used in film and video art, and formal and informal opportunities to connect with the many visiting and local artists in attendance.

And as I said above, Canada is proving to be a very exciting place for the underground scene. At previous festivals, they’ve featured the work of Clint Enns, Leslie Supnet, Mike Rollo, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt, Ca Ca Ca and many more innovative Canadian filmmakers.

For full submission guidelines and the submission form, please visit the official WNDX site.

And check out the Underground Film Journal’s list of film festivals for more great underground fests to submit to.

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