McGill International Cellphilm Festival

Deadline Extended!! (Nov. 20th)

We have extended our deadline for the 4th International Cellphilm Festival: Exploring Consent: Bodies, Lands & Media.

Linking notions of consent, bodies, and lands is inspired by critical Indigenous activist works, particularly from the 2016 partnership between Women’s Earth Alliance and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN), who argue, “for Indigenous communities in North America, the links between land and body create a powerful intersection–one that, when overlooked or discounted, can threaten their very existence” (2016, p. 2). We encourage submissions that take up the question, how might violence on the land be linked to violence on the body (NYSHN, 2016)? We also encourage submissions that explore the festival theme broadly. For example, cellphilms might explore topics such as: what consent means to you; ideas about how consent is negotiated; interrogating settler colonialism and consent on the land and body; consent in relation to all kinds of media (DIY, social media, news media, etc.); consent in relation to bodies, consent in relation to the land and environment; critical interpretations of how individuals or communities negotiate consent and issues of self-determination within a wider society; or how cellphones, themselves, may or may not contribute to the way we understand consent, across local or global spaces. We hope that submissions will creatively interpret the theme in a way that is meaningful for you and can be shared with a global audience through the on-line festival format.

By November 20th, please upload your 60-90 second cellphilm to YouTube, e-mail the link to, and include your cellphilm’s title (as well as a brief description).

See the cellphilms from the 2nd International Cellphilm Festival and cellphilms from the 3rd International Cellphilm Festival for inspiration.