Canadian and international artists are invited to apply with a short film to the seventh annual F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) in November 2022.

Where: SFU Woodwards Cinema, Vancouver, BC, Canada (and online)

When: November 2022

Deadline for applications: May 27th, 2022

F-O-R-M presents films that investigate the body in motion through curiosity, experimentation, and imagination. We are interested in films that creatively explore our personal lived experiences and how such themes can be told through narrative or experimental approaches. Cinematography, experimental editing styles, and post-production effects are also considerations that contribute and add layers to the subject matter. We invite proposals to consider the interplay between the camera and the movement, regardless of the form.

F-O-R-M strongly encourages and prioritizes applications from Youth artists, and those from intersectional and traditionally marginalized communities; Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, folks with disabilities, and diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions (LGBTQ2S+).

Recorded Movement is the theme—any movement or dance practices, genres, or styles are invited. We are interested in how movement can be utilized as a vehicle for expression. How do you define movement? How do you portray this definition within your practice or discipline? How does this movement collaborate with film? We invite your ideas and concepts around the theme of Recorded Movement, and to challenge this definition as you see fit!

In the past, we have programmed films that have explored:
Street Dance (Breaking, Popping, Waacking)
Contemporary dance

We accept films in many genres, including but not limited to:
Animation (Drawing, Stop Motion)
Music Videos

We are very open to your interpretations on this theme, however, if you still have questions about whether or not your proposal fits, please get in touch!


Youth Category:
Lead creator must be between the ages of 15-25 by November 2022 (born 1997 or later)

Emerging Category:
Lead creator must be 26 years or older at time of submission, and must identify as an emerging artist and/or be new to the practice of movement-on-screen.
And/or 2/3 of the following criteria:
This is the lead creator(s)’s first or second time making a film that centres around movement
The film features youth mover(s) aged 15-25
There are 2 or more youth working on the production

Short Films: between 3 – 15 minutes

Application Requirements

All applicants must agree to the rules and regulations.

If you have a film in progress which is not yet complete, but that will be completed by July 15th, you are welcome to submit. Please make sure to note in your submission that it is a work in progress, and include the date you expect it to be completed by.

Please do not apply with multiple films. Only the first work submitted by a filmmaker will be considered.

Application Deadline: May 27th, 2022
Notification Date: August 1

How to apply: Submit via our free application form here:

Costs for participants: Free application form on our website

Contact details: If you have any questions about our application process please e-mail our Accossiate Artistic Director Tamar Tabori at

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