Submit Films

Submissions for 2024 are now OPEN!

Vox Popular Media Arts Festival is a not-for-profit, annual media arts festival in Thunder Bay, Ontario, that presents Canadian and International films, videos and film installations of all genres and lengths. A focus of the festival is to showcase the latest films of emerging and established professional independent filmmakers working in Northwestern Ontario and circumpolar regions of the North.

May 31, 2024
Regular Deadline

June 21, 2024
Late Deadline

July 12, 2024
Extended Deadline


Criteria for eligibility are:

– Works must be made within the past two years.
– Films in languages other than English with English subtitles will be accepted for consideration.
– Maximum length 90 minutes (less preferred).
– Film should be downloadable. 
– Submissions must be completed works.
– Online screeners must be available.

– The final program of the festival will be posted November 1, 2024 (date approximate) on the festival website.

– The “People’s Choice Awards” will be announced November 30, 2024 (date approximate) following the close of the festival. Although this is a non-competitive film festival, “People’s Choice Awards” are given to the 10 films voted to be the best by festival audiences.

If your film is selected for the festival, Vox Popular Media Arts Festival requests your permission to keep a copy in our library for free loan for educational purposes to individuals or organizations in our region. We do not duplicate or sell these materials; they are strictly loaned for educational purposes only. Otherwise, the video and accompanying materials will be kept in the Vox Popular Media Arts Festival library.

People's Choice Award:

All official selections are candidates for the People’s Choice Awards. People’s Choice Awards are determined by ballot entry filled by festival attendees and awarded to the top ten films as selected by and voted for by viewing audiences. The award carries no cash value, however a certificate will be presented to the director(s) of winning films at the close of the festival with the potential to tour Northwestern Ontario in the upcoming years.