Open Call: MONITOR 15

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Collage image with fingers giving the peace sign. Text reads: Monitor 15 Open Call.

SAVAC is pleased to announce the 15th edition of our long-standing experimental film and video program MONITOR, which will be programmed by Faraz Anoushahpour.

MONITOR is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos that initiate dialogue around the shifting nature of politics, economies and landscapes across the Global South and its diasporas. For its 15th edition, we invite artists and filmmakers to submit independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. MONITOR 15 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement.

Selected works will be screened throughout 2023 in Toronto, Canada and will subsequently tour nationally and internationally.


Works must be under 20 minutes and produced in or after 2020. Submissions from first time directors are welcome. Artist fees will be paid. Submissions must include all of the following:

  • Name of artist or director
  • Address, phone, email, website
  • Title of work
  • Date of production (no earlier than 2020)
  • Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
  • Brief biography of the artist (200 words max)
  • Artist CV
  • 3 High-resolution production stills

Submit your application here.

We recommend all applicants read more about the scope of SAVAC’s programming and consult past editions of MONITOR for reference. Please note that only selected artists will be contacted by early 2023. Inquiries can be sent to Executive Director Indu Vashist at indu@savac.net with the subject title: MONITOR 15.