Open Call - Ciné-Concerts 2023

Creation program

Date limite : March 15, 2023
Submission period ended


The Society for Arts and Technology and the Cinémathèque québécoise are looking for ciné-concerts projects to be presented during the Summer of 2023.


In July 2022, the SAT and the Cinémathèque québécoise, in collaboration with the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, inaugurated a unique series of Ciné-Concerts on the Place de la paix, during which four feature films were set to live music by artists.


The present call for projects, addressed to artists and artists’ collectives, aims to receive new proposals for cine-concerts in preparation for the 2023 edition.

This call is addressed to musicians, sound artists and artists’ collectives and aims at the creation of live musical performances during the public screening of a film. We favour electronic and/or experimental music projects, and are looking for originality.


SAT wishes to contribute to an inclusive and diverse cultural scene. We encourage proposals from women, trans and non-binary people, 2SLGBTQ+ communities, Aboriginal communities, racialized people, visible and/or ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities.


We are accepting proposals until March 15, 2023.



Useful information

What type of ciné-concerts do you accept?

We are open to proposals for non-silent films. You can choose from a large repertoire (genre films, classics…). The duration of the film should not exceed 90 minutes. We favour electronic and/or experimental music projects, and are looking for originality.

What kind of support is offered?

Selected projects will be given a performance date in our programming, as well as a creation/performance fee of $2000 CAD.

A half-day rehearsal session will be available to the artists to finalize the performance before public presentation.

You must be available and in Montreal during the period of the event (July 2023)

What kind of demo do you accept?

Your demo must illustrate:

  • The relevance of your proposal (music to the proposed film)
  • Your ability to play live

Please select specific tracks rather than a complete discography.

Links accepted: 

  • Audio : Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Dropbox…
  • Video : Vimeo, Youtube, …

Do I need to own the film rights?

Artists are not required to own the broadcasting rights of the proposed film. The Cinémathèque québécoise will take care of obtaining a certified copy. However, the choice of film may be re-evaluated if the project is selected.

If you do own the broadcasting rights to the proposed film (direct collaboration with the director, unpublished film, collective project, etc.), please mention it clearly.

Previous edition of Ciné-Concerts

You can learn more about the 2022 edition of Ciné-Concerts here.

The projections were:

Film: The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch (2009)
Music: Silicon Beats

Film: Level 5 by Chris Marker (1997)
Music : Roger Tellier Craig + Jean Sebastien Truchy + Jonathan Parant

Film: It Follows by David Robert Mitchell (2014)
Music: Janette King + Maryze

Film: L’homme à la caméra by Dziga Vertov (1929)
Music: Ben Shemie



Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this call for projects.

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