Prairie Tales 12: Call for Submissions

The deadline for submissions
has been extended to
February 5, 2010.


The Twelfth Annual Prairie Tales Media Arts Tour

Metro Cinema Society in association with amaas (Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society) invites filmmakers, videographers, documentarians, and animators to submit their recently completed works to Prairie Tales, an annual touring program of short works by Alberta media artists.

In its twelfth consecutive year, the Prairie Tales Tour celebrates the diversity of work created by artists in our province. In circulation over several months, Prairie Tales screens throughout Alberta and across Canada at media art centres, galleries, and schools.

You are eligible to submit your work to Prairie Tales if:

  • your work has been completed in the last 18 months
  • your work has a running time of 15 minutes or less
  • your primary residence is in Alberta

When submitting, please include a brief description of your work (including year of completion and original production format) as well as an artist's biography. Preview copies may be submitted on VHS or DVD only. Works must be submitted in final edited form. Prairie Tales 12 will be curated by the Prairie Tales tour coordinator and a peer jury. Artists whose work is included in the program will be paid the CARFAC rate for multiple film/video screenings. There is no submission fee.

Please note that while the Prairie Tales staff does its best to briefly test all submissions to make sure they play, the responsibility for ensuring that a submitted work plays properly from start to finish on a standard DVD or VHS player rests with the applicant. Submissions with playback problems during curation cannot be guaranteed consideration by the jury.


The deadline for submissions has been extended one week to 5:00pm on February 5, 2010.

Please send your submission to:

Prairie Tales Jury
Metro Cinema Society
Room 632, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton AB T5J 2V5

If you have any questions regarding submissions or the Prairie Tales Tour, please contact the Tour Coordinator at or 780-425-9212.

The Prairie Tales Media Arts Tour is generously supported by: