HOW TO SUBMIT WORK FOR CONSIDERATION
Vtape accepts submissions from new artists for possible distribution once a year. An open call for submissions will be posted on the home page of our website each autumn. A submission package must be submitted as a .pdf and include the following:
- a preview of the video(s) (e.g. private or password-protected Vimeo links)
- a synopsis and release date for each video submitted
- a list of public screenings (including confirmed upcoming screenings)
- a brief biography; full contact information (mailing address, email address, telephone number)
- a CV/videography
Please indicate whether you already have any other distributors and/or gallery representation, and, if so, what territories they serve (e.g. United States, Europe, etc.).
The length of time required to respond to submissions will vary depending on workload, the number of submissions received, and other factors.
Once an artist’s work has been accepted for distribution at Vtape, new works are acquired for the catalogue as they are produced, and needn’t go through the same submission process.
Please explore the Video Catalogue for a broader understanding of the kinds of work Vtape represents.
ARTISTS ALREADY IN DISTRIBUTION:
INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS ONCE THE ARTIST IS IN DISTRIBUTION
Vtape requires the following materials before a video can be brought into distribution:
- a 422 ProRes.mov, to be used as your digital sub-master. Digital files are used for exhibition, password-protected online previews, and Blu-Ray discs/DVDs are produced when needed.
- 2-3 high-resolution stills (in both .tif and .jpeg format)
- All artists are asked to provide their own hard drives for the storage of their digital content at Vtape. (For detailed technical information regarding digital file submission see appendix below.)
- Completed Credit Specifications form
- Completed Distribution Agreement
• No bars and tones, slates, or countdown on digital files. Your file should be ready to be exhibited as-is.
• HD video should NOT be anamorphic. HD videos should be resolutions of 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 with square pixel aspect ratios. 4K videos should be ProRes 422. Do not use resolutions like 1440 x 1080 with anamorphic pixel sizes.
• PAL vs NTSC files: PAL files are suitable for exhibition; however, Vtape will convert to NTSC if/when required. For this, we ask that artists working in PAL environments also provide an NTSC version.