deadline: 1 March 2017
Call for entries

TEDxECUAD Film + Screen Arts Festival
Submissions are accepted via online application:

The Festival

TEDxECUAD is an independently run TED event co-branded with Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, Canada happening March 25, 2017. We invite filmmakers and artists to interpret our event theme through their own artistic lens, and submit single channel video works (narrative, experimental, animation, etc.) to show during the week of our event. Works may be projected in the venue, on screen between live talks, or in spaces in or near our campus. They will also be featured and kept online through various channels. This adds a special dynamic to how the community engages with and revisits our theme, and adds variety to the event program. Successful applicants may be asked to provide a high resolution video file, and must provide a public viewing link to their submission.

To learn more about TEDxECUAD, visit

The Theme (“Bridging the Gap”)

TEDxECUAD’s mission is to bring together a dynamic group of thinkers and doers in a provocative setting that builds new connections that lead to progress and collaboration, and take participants to a next level of thought and action. We strive to integrate Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s core values of constant evolution, advancement in unique fields, and interdisciplinary experimentation while involving the ECUAD community (hailing from 50+ countries) and infusing Vancouver’s local and international fabric. We aim to “bridge the gap” between ideas, people and places, and this inaugural event will also mark our transition to ‘the new ECUAD’ at the new Great Northern Way campus.

What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxECUAD, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxECUAD event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.