DEADLINE: May 15, 2017

The immediacy and intimacy offered by smart phone technology is an intriguing way to explore how we record ourselves and each other. 

Presented during Fierté Sudbury Pride, IN YOUR POCKET is a curated video program inviting artists to explore these recording technologies in their own personal ways.
Co-curated by Leesa Bringas, Christophe Dupuis, and Marcin Wisneiwski, IN YOUR POCKET is an ongoing programming series that will have its first Northern Ontario edition this year.

Artists are invited to submit proposals for new short LGBTTIQQ2S-themed videos created with accessible video technologies, such as smart phones, iPads, and webcams. The program is open to drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, and animated works.

The program operates on a "micro-commissioning" model. We do not program existing works. Instead, we invite artists to submit proposals for new works they would like to create and then support that process of creation.

Selected projects will receive a screening fee of $200 and be screened in partnership with
Fierté Sudbury Pride in July 2017.
  • We accept proposals for new works that are conceived and created specifically for this program. Please do not submit works you have already created for consideration.
  • The program is open to artists from all over Canada. However preference will be given to artists from Northern Ontario.
  • Collaborations are possible. Collaborative teams must have at least one artist based in Canada. 
  • Works must be recorded on a smart phone, iPad, or webcam (editing can happen on a computer)
  • Completed works should be 4 minutes or less 
  • The program is open to drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, and animated works that address LGBTTIQQ2S themes and/or perspectives.

  • Proposals must be submitted via email using the attached form.
  • Proposals submitted without the form or with incomplete information will be deemed ineligible.
  • Proposals must include a link to one previously created video work. The jury will watch a maximum of 4 minutes.
  • First time video makers are welcome. In the event you have never made a video, include a link to some other artistic project you have previously created. 
  • Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • Selected artists will be notified in May 2017, approximately one week after the deadline.
  • Completed projects must be received by July 10, 2017
The submission form is available here.

Email questions and submissions to: info [at] rtcollective [dot] ca