Concordia Film Festival: Call for Submissions - Emerging Voices

Call for submissions: Emerging Voices: Geographies, Genres & Styles

Deadline to submit April 4th, 2021

The Concordia Film Festival (CFF) is glad to announce that submissions are open for our Emerging Voices section. Previously known as the Moving Image Seminar, Emerging Voices is a platform for students to present their research projects, journals, papers, or any academic ventures in an environment inclined to discuss and learn. Due to the unforeseen events afflicting us for the past year, this year's iteration will take place online. The event will be structured as a screening where the selected students will have time to develop their ideas. This will be followed by a Q&A moderated by the section's coordinators, Juan Ospina and Santiago Posada.

Submissions for Emerging Voices will remain open until April 4th, 2021, through this link:

- Submissions will be carried out through Google Forms, where potential participants will be asked to submit a written project. The length of the submissions should be between 4 to 15 pages. Anything less than 4 pages or greater than 15 pages will not be accepted. Papers can be submitted in French.
- For this year's iteration, we are centering Emerging Voices around three main subjects: National Cinemas, Film Genres, and Film Styles. The subjects are not mutually exclusive; a participant can highlight one or more subjects in their project. Submissions that fail to fall under these categories will not be accepted.

- In the case of being selected, the participants will be contacted for the second part of their submission. They will be asked to provide an audiovisual essay between 5 to 10 minutes long. This visual product will be screened during the festival and a pre-recorded Q&A that will delve further into their study cases, providing the opportunity for discussion.

- The CFF will provide compensation for those who have been selected. This will be announced at a later date.
All information can be found on our website under the Emerging Voices section:

The Concordia Film Festival wishes you the best of luck and look forward to reviewing your submissions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at