IN YOUR POCKET: Time After Time

DEADLINE: March 9, 2018

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

Presented during Queer Pride 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, IN YOUR POCKET is a curated video program inviting artists to explore these recording technologies in their own personal ways.

2018 will mark the RT Collective’s 5th year as an organization. With a nod to this milestone, this edition of IN YOUR POCKET Time After Time examines individual/collective histories, present challenges, possible futures, questions of youth, aging, time, etc. Along with works created specifically for the program, we will also feature select works from previous screenings.

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 combined budget/screening fee of $200 and be presented in June 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times as part of Queer Pride.


  • We accept proposals for new works conceived and created specifically for this program. Please do not submit works you have already created for consideration.
  • Works can be created by solo artists or collaborative teams.
  • Solo artists must be based in Canada. 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. 
  • Works should 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 are 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 March 2018.
  • Completed proposals must be received by March 9, 2018    

The submission form is available here
Email questions and submission to: info [at] rtcollective [dot] ca