Submit your new title(s) for our next festival catalogue

Our visiting curator Pamela Cohn.

We invite all artists working with moving image to submit their new title(s) for AV-arkki’s distribution catalogue 2024-2025. For the catalogue, we are looking for primarily single channel works that are/will be released in 2024 or 2025. The works can be in post-production phase or lacking some finishing touches but they must be already previewable.

The distribution catalogue is mainly aimed for festival distribution and other screenings and is a showcase of the newest works in our distribution. All new single channel works submitted to AV-arkki’s online service after September 1st, 2023 will be considered automatically – you do not need to submit them again! This call for works applies also to submissions for our online archive.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 4th, 2024. With this same call for works, we are inviting artists to submit also older works for our online archive. The Archiving Committee will make their decisions in early autumn. 

The visiting curator for our next distribution catalogue is Pamela Cohn

Pamela Cohn is a freelance film & video curator, arts & culture writer, nonfiction story consultant and dramaturg for filmmakers and moving image artists. She has worked as a professional mentor for such entities as Open City London’s Assembly and The British Council / Scottish Documentary Institute’s program, Connecting Stories. Pamela is the author of Lucid Dreaming: Conversations with 29 Filmmakers (OR Books New York & London, 2020) and produced, wrote and hosted The Lucid Dreaming Podcast: Conversations on Cinema, Art & Moving Image in cooperation with Lono Studio, London from 2020–2022. She is a contributing writer for MIT’s Open Doc Lab blog site IMMERSEFilmmaker MagazineBOMB MagazineThe Calvert JournalSenses of CinemaDocumentary Association Europe, and works as a freelance writer for festival print and web publications, catalogues and artist materials. Pamela created the blog Still in Motion, dedicated to the documentary form, active from 2007 to 2015.  She works as a host, moderator and interlocutor for filmmaker talks, panels and roundtables at an array of international festivals and film exhibition events. In Helsinki, Cohn works as a freelance consultant for AVEK’s Kehittämö Talent Development Lab and is the 2024–2025 recipient of a year-long curatorial residency at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme.

Submitting your works for our distribution catalogue and online archive

We try to negotiate the best possible screening slot or a premiere for the individual works selected into the catalogue. AV-arkki offers its member artists’ works to hundreds of events each year. Given the number of events alone, we have to limit the number of works in distribution. There are over 300 member artists and AV-arkki’s resources are limited. Pre-selection also enhances the probability of a single work being selected for screening. An international festival is offered thousands of works every year, thus it makes more sense for a distributor to offer a pre-selected range of works suited to the festival’s profile than to inundate the festival with options.

AV-arkki promotes and archives also older works in various forms: installations, live works and online based art. Our online archive is a versatile library and database of Finnish media art. Several international and domestic curators, programmers, researches and other professional are interested in our archive in its depth and breadth. We send all single channel acquisition for long-time preservation to the National Audiovisual Institution (KAVI) on a yearly basis. 

Submit your works for the selection process of our next distribution catalogue and our online archive  before August 4th!

Please use this form, if you already have works in AV-arkki’s archive.

Please use this form, if you DON’T yet have any works in AV-arkki’s archive.

We need a preview link and basic information of the work. We will ask master files and stills in August/September 2024, after the selections have been made. We kindly ask you to deliver the requested materials promptly after you receive our confirmation email. 

More information in our FAQ.