Open Call: New Media 2013

The trinidad+tobago film festival and ARC Magazine have issued an open call for all artists working in video art, sound art, interactive installation and experimental film to submit works to be included in the third annual New Media programme. Artists from the Caribbean and its diaspora, or artists who address these spaces in their work, are eligible to apply.

A collaborative effort between the trinidad+tobago film festival and ARC Magazine, New Media 2013 will present an overview of experimental video and film works for the third incarnation of the exhibit. New Media 2012 showcased the works of 49 artists, and its predecessor 10 artists’ works, which exposed a wide range of scenarios and interrogations that are relevant to the space of the Caribbean and its diaspora. New Media 2013 will take place from 23-28 September at Medulla Art Gallery, located at 34 Fitt Street in Woodbrook, Port of Spain.

For the first time, New Media will have a juried prize of TT$5,000 for best film and or video. To submit an entry to New Media, please read the call for submissions at All submissions must be made online, via, to the trinidad+tobago film festival. There is no submission fee. The deadline for all submissions is 31 May 2013. This deadline will be strictly followed. Please do not submit films that do not fulfill the stated criteria.

The ttff and ARC Magazine reserve the right to determine the eligibility of the submissions to be screened at the Festival, the appropriate venues and time slots for the screening of films, along with using excerpts of the films for publicity purposes. All films submitted must have applicable clearances and the Festival will not be held liable.

About the trinidad+tobago film festival

Founded in 2006, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is an annual celebration of films from and about Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival also screens films curated from contemporary world cinema. In addition, the ttff seeks to facilitate the growth of the Caribbean film industry by hosting workshops, panel discussions, seminars, conferences and networking opportunities. The ttff is presented by Flow, and given leading sponsorship from RBC Royal Bank, bpTT and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company.


About ARC Magazine

ARC Magazine is a non-profit print and online publication and social platform launched in 2011, that seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical space for contemporary artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. It is an online and social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its Diasporas. ARC is dedicated to showcasing artwork that encapsulates a pan-Caribbean focus while highlighting the lack of boundaries that now exist in the midst of the Internet and post information age. We are interested in promoting and underlining the current regional focus on sustainability for creative industries while engaging with a specified target audience, mostly comprised of emerging artists from the developing states.