Call for Proposals – Live Film + Music Performance


Mirror Mountain Film Festival is currently seeking proposals from filmmakers, media artists, musicians and bands from the Ottawa-Gatineau region for a live performance that combines music and film projection. The performance will take place during our next festival at Arts Court Theatre and Studio, July 26th – 27th 2019.

Interested applicants are encouraged to check out our past live performances to get a sense of what we are looking for:

Scattered Clouds x Roger D. Wilson

Scary Bear Soundtrack x Timothy I. Smith

Mergazner x Sonya Stefan

Rules & guidelines:
– You may submit a proposal as a filmmaker, or as a musician / band. Mirror Mountain will pair successful applicants with a suitable partner.
– OR, you may submit as a filmmaker & band combo, if you already have a firm idea of whom you would like to work with
– Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance. Only one filmmaker and one musician / band will be chosen
– Precedence will be given to local applicants from the Ottawa region, but proposals from elsewhere are also accepted
– Live performances typically last approximately 30 – 45 minutes
– Proposals from filmmakers should incorporate an element of live, real-time performance, manipulation or interaction with the projected images, not just pre-recorded visuals playing by themselves

All applications should include:
– A text description of your concept/idea for the performance
– A basic outline of your expected equipment and technical requirements
– Up to 3 links to examples of your work*

*Only submit online links/passwords to your past work on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Physical support material (i.e. CDs/DVDs) will not be accepted.

Mirror Mountain will:
– Work with all artists to ensure professional standards of presentation
– Pay fees to selected artists
– Produce photo, audio and video documentation of the performance that can be used for professional and promotional purposes

The deadline to submit a proposal is February 15th 2019. Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Send your application via email to Please include the text “Live Performance Proposal” in your subject line.

We look forward to your submissions!

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