We are no longer accepting films for the 2009 festival. Films will be accepted again in January 2010. Thank you!


Artists' Television Access is accepting submissions for its 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. We are looking for experimental film and video, including but not limited to, animation, documentary, narrative, abstract and found footage. The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing short films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience.

General Information

Entry Length/Year:

Works no longer than 20 min will be accepted and completed in any year will be considered.


Video, Super 8 and 16 mm. Preview: DVD* * All previews will be kept in the Festival's archive.

Entry label:

Each entry must be labeled with name, title, contact info and length.Thanks!

Entry fee:

$10 Payable by check with submission or by Paypal online. Entry fee not required from filmmakers who have screened at the ATA festival in the past and from international submitters.


Postmark deadline: May 29, 2009; Notification: July 2009; Festival dates: Beginning of October 2009

HOW TO SUBMIT: It’s Easy!!!!!

1. Fill out SUBMISSION FORM on-line

2. Mail the following to ATA:

*DVD preview copy of your film (label your DVD: title, filmmaker, email & TRT)

*$10 Entry fee (check, cash or money order) OR PAY ON-LINE

Artists’ Television Access
Film & Video Festival
992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110.



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Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program.