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Studio Immersion Program
supported by the PETMAN FOUNDATION
NEW OPEN CALL for 2024 coming soon here

Open Call: Studio Immersion Program

Studio Immersion Program - CREATE & PRESENT - Fall 2023

- Expanded Cinematic Experience, Hybrid, Analog, Sound, Performance -

For this new edition of the Studio Immersion Program at PIX FILM , we are looking for artist proposals for project creation that will grow your opportunities of artistic practice and presentation.

Accepted forms : hybrid films, experimental sound, performance and ready to build audiences.

The program will support two Canadian artists for a 4 week Studio Immersion Program at PIX FILM. 
The goal is to develop new work or adapt/advance previous work and its readiness to present and engage with an audience.

Conditions for the program is to immerse yourself in studio creation at the PIX FILM Gallery, a space of 450 sqf, and be ready for presentation.

The artists selected will receive $2,000 cash + $300 artists presentation.

$1,000 production credit or travel for out of Toronto artists and exclusively for the program.
For equipment rentals please refer to LIFT, Labo, Charles Street Video,Trinity Square Video rentals for your needs.

The creation and presentation times are in November and December 2023.

PIX FILM Collective encourages submissions from applicants at all stages in their careers from all across Canada.

Applicants must be Canadian or landed immigrants.

Submission Requirements:

Proposal description [Respond to: What,Why,When,How will you achieve the work and present] maximum 300 words

Curriculum Vitae maximum 3 pages

Short Artist Biography maximum 50 words

Support Materials: up to 3 sketches, one media work or sound material that supports your proposal and/or 1 example of relevant previous work

Send your application in one pdf document to:

Subject : PIX FILM Collective SIP23

Accepting applications until Sept 30 at 5pm (Toronto Time)

Artists selected will be announced on Oct 10, 2023

This project is supported by the Petman Foundation.

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions - TRANSLUNAR FORMATIONS     

CLOSED NOW Thank you for your submissions

PIX FILM Collective continues its partnership with the Artificial Museum in Vienna, Austria with an exciting new opportunity for Canadian artists to work in Augmented Reality (AR).

PIX FILM Collective invites submissions on the theme of transformation. We are inspired by shifts in perspective which challenge outmoded realities. We invite new modes of experience to stimulate positive evolution. We investigate the spaces between geological, virtual and augmented realities. There is not much time left until the beginning of 2030, the UN climate change deadline. Creative eyes can already catch a glimpse of the necessary changes, a vision for humanity’s future that is reachable, sustainable and, frankly, better than what we have now.

11 Canadian artists will be selected to produce and exhibit new work using AR technology and geo mapping. Successful applicants will receive $2,000 in professional artist fees, $1,000 for technical support and production and $300 exhibition fees provided for  the  group show to  be exhibited in augmented reality, in Toronto and ON THE MOON, in Spring 2023.

The project will provide the artists:

Support and training to create 3D digital artwork, GPS-anchored to real locations, within augmented reality.
Six x 2 hour workshops online must be attended (starting end of January,  2023 schedule TBA).
Knowledge of 2D or 3D animation and illustration is an asset but not required.

See previous AR exhibitions by PIX FILM Collective

Or visit

PIX FILM Collective encourages submissions from applicants at all stages in their careers from all across Canada.

Applicants must be Canadian or landed immigrants.

Submission Requirements:

Proposal description maximum 300 words

Curriculum Vitae maximum 3 pages

Short Artist Biography maximum 50 words

Support Materials: up to 3 sketches or one time-based media material that supports your proposal and/or 1 example of relevant previous work

Send your application in one pdf document to:

Subject : PIX FILM Collective AR

Accepting applications until Dec 30, 2022 at 5pm (CST)

Artists selected will be announced on January 16, 2023

This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Now Program, and the Petman Foundation.

In Partnership with The SystemKollektiv in Vienna, creators of the Artificial Museum

Open Call Latinx Artists


Seeking Latinx Canadian Media/Visual Artists and Practitioners

Training opportunity for Latinx artists in the use of a new Augmented Reality program

PIX FILM Collective in collaboration with Southern Currents Film + Video Collective (aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival) is hosting an open call for a new Artist Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

PIX FILM Collective will accept artist proposals from members of Latin Canadian communities to create and exhibit their work in a new, virtual space with no walls and boundless possibilities for an open imagination in the ARTIFICIAL MUSEUM.


New Open Call 2021

In times of COVID-19, PIX FILM Collective is adapting its yearly Studio Immersion Program, by creating the new PIX FILM Collective Virtual Residency in 2021 in Co-presentation with The ARTIFICIAL MUSEUM

For full Information and application

Go to:

NOW CLOSED - Artists selected 2021 

Khadija Aziz

Nick Fox-Gieg

Coco Guzmán

Winston Hacking

Libby Hague

Marco Royal Nicodemo

Elise Simard

Debashish Sinha

Kate Wilson

Artists Awarded for the Studio Immersion program 2020

Supported by the Petman Foundation in 2020

Stephanie Castonguay (Montréal)

Britany Gunderson (Milwaukee)

Artists Awarded for the Studio Immersion Program 2019


Supported by The Petman Foundation in 2019

Blinn & Lambert is the pseudonym for the collaborative duo of Nicholas Steindorf and Kyle Williams. Although they work primarily in moving image, their practice is rooted in the elastic field of painting. Their work is motivated by the history of image-making technologies—CGI interfaces, Dutch still life paintings, practical cinema effects, stereoscopic cameras—and the way these technologies can be paradigms for describing time, material, and screen presence. Their videos and animations explore humor, desire, anxiety, and bewilderment through meditations on quotidian objects. Ultimately, they want to give viewers time with objects that have been nudged out of their place in the world, and a cinematic re-imaging of the space that exists between us and our things.

The Canadian artist ANDREW LENNOX for the  studio Immersion Program will be at PIX FILM from September to November 2019.


About the artist Andrew Lennox:

I am a film-based artist.  Typically, I create objects using analog film as source material and then animate those objects to create a new film. The “film-objects” are presented as sculptures, alongside a looped screening of the animated film. The intention is to straddle the divide between traditional fine arts in a gallery setting, with the convention of projecting film as a timed-based medium, in a cinema setting. This highlights the time-based distinction between analog film and the traditional fine arts, while also demonstrating their relationship as objects of art. While analog film shares its timed-based quality with digital film, digital film does not inherently exist as an object. This unique, intermediary space is both a division and a connection between analog film, digital film and the traditional fine arts. The thrust of my work explores analog film as both a distinct and a related artistic medium, to the traditional fine arts and to digital film. 

Artists Awarded for the Studio Immersion Program 2018

Supported by the Petman Foundation in 2018


Sabine Gruffat is a French-American artist who works with experimental video and animation, media-

enhanced performance, participatory public art, and immersive installation. In this work, machines,

interfaces, and systems constitute the language by which she codes the world. The creation of new ideas means inventing new tools, crossing analog and digital signals, or repurposing old machines to patch into new ones. By actively disrupting both current and outmoded technology, Gruffat questions standardized ways of understanding the world around us. More detailed information at


Matthieu Hallé is a film and video artist experimenting with the boundaries of media art. Spanning extremes and contrasts; his works are  influenced as much by slow contemplative, narrative cinema as by experimental, abstract, non-narrative films. His works have screened in theatres, galleries and public spaces across Canada and the USA. He also performs live visual shows, often combining analog and digital mediums, fire and water, and elements of improvisation.

Artists Awarded for the Studio Immersion Program in 2017

Andreas Wutz (Germany)

Sally Walker-Hudecki (Toronto)

Leslie Supnet (Toronto)

Artists Awarded for the Studio Immersion Program in 2016

Michael Enzbrunner (Toronto)

Artists Awarded Studio Immersion Program in 2015

Brett Long (Toronto)

Anna Vasof (Greece/ Vienna)

Artists awarded for the Studio Immersion Program 2017

Supported by the PETMAN FOUNDATION



Leslie Supnet is a moving image artist who utilizes animation, found media, and experimental practices on film and video. Her work has shown internationally at film festivals, galleries and microcinemas including TIFF (Short Cuts Canada), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Experimenta India, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, WNDX, Edge of Frame/Animate Projects, and many others. She has been commissioned by Reel Asian, Pleasure Dome / Art Spin, the 8 Fest Small Gauge Film Festival, Cineworks, and Film Pop! (Pop Montreal). Leslie has an MFA from York University and teaches analog and digital animation at various artist-run centres, not-for-profits and for the Faculty of Art and Continuing Studies at OCAD University.

Sally Walker-Hudecki a.k.a Sally Cinnamon works primarily in super 8 film. She began in 2010 at the Hart House Film Board and continued learning from Pablo Marin and Steve Cossman at LIFT, Dragan Stojanovic and Charles Bagnall. Her short films and music videos have been exhibited at festivals in Toronto and across the United States. Her official music video for the Julie Ruin’s “Goodnight Goodbye” premiered on Pitchfork in 2014. She is currently an executive assistant at Yowza Animation Corp, private event producer at GARAGENOIR Inc and visual artist/drummer for the Cool Hands.


Andreas Wutz is an independent artist, who graduated in painting and installation art, and has subsequently focused on photography, media installation and art film. He has been teaching Audio-Visual Art, Art Film and New Media at the Instituto Europeo de Design in Barcelona, and at the University of California in San Diego.

His research focuses on the media history of urban and natural landscapes, and investigates the social-political and historical relevance of every day situations. Based on phenomenological reflections of sounds and images, his concepts are driven by the attempt to relate the conceptualization of his work to historical and contemporary time. Understanding his objects of study and environment not only through, but also within media, his films, photographs, and media installations explore their inherent content, language, history, and performative presence self-reflexively.





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