Call for Submissions

The Thirteenth Annual Prairie Tales Media Arts Tour

Metro Cinema Society in association with AMAAS (Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society) invites filmmakers, videographers, documentarians, and animators to submit their recently completed works to Prairie Tales, an annual touring program of short works by Albertan media artists.

In its thirteenth consecutive year, the Prairie Tales Tour celebrates the diversity of work created by media artists in our province. In circulation over several months, Prairie Tales screens throughout Alberta and across Canada at media art centres, galleries, and schools.

A work is eligible for submission to Prairie Tales if:
  • it was completed during the 18-month period prior to the deadline*
  • it has a running time of 15 minutes or less
  • its creator’s primary residence is in Alberta
With your submission, please include a completed submission form, a brief description of your work (including date of completion and original production format) as well as an artist's biography. Preview copies may be submitted on VHS or DVD only. Works must be submitted in final edited form. Prairie Tales 13 will be curated by the Prairie Tales Tour Coordinator and a peer jury. Artists whose work is included in the program will be paid the CARFAC rate for multiple film/video screenings. There is no submission fee.

Please note that while the Prairie Tales staff does its best to briefly test all submissions to make sure they play, the responsibility for ensuring that a submitted work plays properly from start to finish on a standard DVD or VHS player rests with the applicant. Submissions with playback problems during curation cannot be guaranteed consideration by the jury.

*The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on January 31, 2011. Download submission form.

Please send your submission to:
Prairie Tales Jury
Metro Cinema Society
Room 632, Stanley Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton AB T5J 2V5
If you have any questions regarding submissions or the Prairie Tales Tour, please contact the Metro Cinema office at or 780-425-9212.