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The Polar Film Festival – Call for Entries

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in partnership with the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference Secretariat, is officially seeking entries for the Polar Film Festival. The two-day moving image event is a featured presentation of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action, held 22-27 April 2012, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

This call is open for all films that explore issues and activities of particular relevance to the Arctic and/or Antarctic regions.

Here is yet another opportunity to promote your films to the audience in Canada.

Canadian Film Institute and International Polar Year Seek Films that Focus on Arctic and Antarctic Regions

The Polar Film Festival will celebrate the rich diversity of the Polar Regions, as well as examine the many challenges and world-wide implications they face in the 21st Century and onward.

As a follow-up to the IPY Film Festival presented by the CFI in 2009, this event highlights the efforts of filmmakers from around the world who approach the Polar Regions from many different industries, research interests, artistic sensibilities, and political perspectives.

The CFI welcomes all films that explore issues and activities of particular relevance to the Arctic and/or Antarctic regions. Any genres of film and video practice — documentary, research, industrial, fiction, activist — from either Polar Region are encouraged for submission.

Video submissions can be mailed directly to the CFI as a playable DVD or Blu-Ray disc. Digital entries may be submitted via direct download link, or any common digital media format such USB drive or DVD-ROM. Entrants are asked to include production credits, digital stills, director bios and filmography, contact information, and other relevant materials with their submissions.

Please send all submissions to:

2 Daly Avenue, Suite 120
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

Tel: 613-232-6727
Fax: 613-232-6315
Email: info [at] (please replace [at] with @)