CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2009 IPY Film Festival

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2009 INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR FILM FESTIVAL – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Canadian Film Institute, working in partnership with the International Polar Year, is seeking entries for the International Polar Year Film Festival. The International Polar Year is an event with over 60 countries involved in an intense program of scientific research focused on the Arctic and Antarctic. This special film festival will bring together an international selection of works exploring the issues and activities of the International Polar Year. Ranging from educational works (documentaries, industrial films) to fiction films, the Festival will celebrate the rich diversity of the polar region, as well as examine the many challenges it faces in the 21st Century.

The Canadian Film Institute, committed to programming a dynamic and diverse selection of works related to the representation of the Arctic, welcomes submissions from all film and video practices, including science and research.

The IPY Film Festival will take place from September 28-30, 2009 in the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Submissions must be sent in a playable DVD or video format (NTSC). Send submissions as soon as possible, as the process of selection is already underway. If possible, please include a director’s biography, filmography, a film still, contact information, and any other relevant information.

Send submissions to:

CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE
2 Daly Avenue | Suite 120
Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
K1N 6E2
Tel: 613.232.6727
Fax: 613.232.6315
info@cfi-icf.ca

Contact Scott Birdwise of the Canadian Film Institute at birdwise@cfi-icf.ca for further information.

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