Submitting Work


Vtape accepts submissions from new artists for possible distribution two times a year. Submissions are currently closed. An open call for submissions will be posted on the home page of our website in the fall. 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.


Vtape requires the following inventory materials before a video can be brought into distribution:


  • Vtape requires an Quicktime ProRes .mov, or the best-quality file you have, to be used as your digital submaster. Digital files are used for exhibition, password-protected online previews, and producing Blu-Ray discs/DVDs when needed.
  • 2-3 high-resolution stills and a director’s image (“head shot”).
  • 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 Video Synopsis & Credit Specifications form and Distribution Agreement


  • No bars and tones, slates, or countdown on digital files. Your file should be ready to be exhibited as-is.
  • Provided hard-drive must be powered by USB with no additional power source required.
  • 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.