MONITOR 13 is dedicated to the presentation of experimental short films and videos by and/or about South Asians from Canada and around the world. We invite independent and innovative short films and videos that explore the aesthetic and form of the moving image and its relation to narrative. MONITOR 13 encourages new, experimental and risk-taking work that challenges the viewer’s active engagement. Selected works will be screened in March 2019 in Toronto, Canada. MONITOR 13 is programmed by independent curators and artists Sharlene Bamboat and Priya Sen.
Works must be under 20 minutes and produced in or after 2016. Submissions from first time directors are welcome. Artist fees will be paid. Submissions must include all of the following:
• Name of artist or director
• Address, phone, email, website
• Title of work
• Date of production (no earlier than 2016)
• Brief synopsis of the work (300 words max)
• Brief biography of the artist (200 words max)
• Artist CV
• 3 High-resolution production stills
Submissions can be sent to email@example.com. The subject line must follow this format: MONITOR13_ARTISTLASTNAME. The email should include a URL link to the artist/director’s YouTube/Vimeo account – please provide passwords if necessary and make the link downloadable. Please note that only selected artists will be contacted by December 2018. Inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title: MONITOR 13.SUBMIT
Priya Sen works as a filmmaker and artist across film/ video, sound and installation. Her work has screened at various festivals and venues including The Kitchen NYC, BFI London Film Festival, Forum Expanded Berlinale, Experimenta: International Festival of Moving Image Art, VIBGYOR International Short and Documentary Film Festival, and IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival among others. She has been at residencies at Gasworks and Nottingham Contemporary in the UK, and Khoj Studios in New Delhi. She was an India Foundation for the Arts fellow at the AIIS Archive & Research Centre for Ethnomusicology from 2016 – 2017. Sen’s work with film and sound has been around questions of form, urban ethnography, music and migration. She lives and works in New Delhi.
Sharlene Bamboat works predominantly in video and installation. Her works have exhibited at galleries and festivals internationally, including the Forum Expanded section of the Berlin Film Festival, Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), Art Gallery of Windsor (Canada), BFI London Film Festival (UK) and Vasakh Film Festival (Lahore). Sharlene often works collaboratively, most notably with artist Alexis Mitchell under the name Bambitchell. She recently completed a fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2016-17), and was a resident at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA (2018). Bamboat currently lives and works between Toronto and Montreal.