Small Screen: Perspectives – Call for Submissions

this town is small is seeking experimental video works from Epekwitk/PEI-based artists for a non-juried group screening titled Small Screen: Perspectives. Submissions will be shown at a public event at City Cinema on Friday, August 26th.

TTIS is accepting experimental short videos and films that are under 5 minutes in duration*. Space is limited, and applicants are encouraged to submit their video file as soon as possible, and no later than August 14, 2022.

Small Screen is a new programming initiative by this town is small that aims to bridge gaps in our programming for media artists, and community-based social events! this town is small values exploration and experimentation, and we encourage artists to use this screening to explore new techniques and ideas. We are excited to see what artists are currently experimenting with and working on, and gathering to celebrate finished works, works in progress, and explorations.

Whether new or old work, submissions should connect to the broad theme of Perspective:

Perspective is shaped by the senses and experiences; it’s how we situate ourselves in reference to our surroundings. Perspective can form illusions – it can turn two dimensions into three in perspective drawing, a trick of the eye that alters our perception. Perspective can shift, glitch and distort. Perspective can be a viewpoint: a birds eye view, a fisheye lens, a closeup. Perspective can be shaped by identity: the relationships, culture, and history that contribute to how we experience the world.

Video submissions can include (but are not limited to) digital and (digitized) analogue videos, 3D renders, animations, and screen recordings. All videos must be converted to single channel, 1080p, MP4.

*Please note that in an attempt to include as many videos as possible we have made a time limit of 5 minutes. However, if you have a video that is 10 minutes or under that you’d like to submit, please submit it! We will make every attempt to screen all submissions. Videos over 5 minutes long will be accepted on a case-by-case basis, and videos that are 5 minutes and under will be prioritized. 

Small Screen: Perspectives is open to all artists currently residing in Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island. Submissions will not be juried, and TTIS hopes to screen all video works that adhere to submission guidelines and fit within the allotted screening time on a first-come-first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, we ask that artists submit one submission per artist/collective.

We welcome submissions from artists at any stage of their career. We hope that artists are inspired to create new works, and encourage artists who have not previously worked in video – as well as artists with an established practice in video to apply!

Submissions will be reviewed and accepted based on the following guidelines:

Does the video adhere to the submission guidelines? (experimental video art under five minutes long* and in the requested file format)
Is the application form complete?

Participating artists will be credited with a TTIS membership for the 2022-23 membership year and paid a 25$ honorarium for participating. If you are already a TTIS member, you can gift your membership to a loved one or forward your credit to the 2023-24 membership year! Read more about TTIS memberships here.

Submissions should be sent through our Google Form link:

For more information, please contact Alexandra O’Sullivan, Communications Coordinator at

To accompany our new programming initiative, TTIS has compiled a list of resources and software for experimental video making. Check it out here!

Small Screen is made possible with the support of the PEI Culture Action Plan through Innovation PEI. 

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