SAT Fest 2022: Call for immersive short films

Festival du cinéma immersif

Date limite : January 31, 2022
Submission period ended

SATFEST appel pour courts films immersif

Since its inception in 2012, SAT Fest has become a preeminent event for fans and creators of immersive film.

With its diverse selection of full-dome short films from around the world, SAT Fest has fueled the imagination of thousands of spectators over the years and allowed them to discover a universe of creative visions from hundreds of visual and sound artists, both local as well as global.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Satosphère, its iconic 360° multichannel immersive dome, the Society for Arts and Technology is pleased to announce that SAT Fest is getting a makeover, and invites you to discover the new format next spring.

As we await the official program, which will be announced with the event details in February 2022, our call for immersive films is now open until January 31, 2022.

  • Prix d’excellence // Excellence Award
  • Prix d’originalité // Originality Award
  • Prix d’innovation // Most Innovative Creation Award
  • Prix oeuvre narrative // Best Narrative Creation Award
  • Prix trame sonore // Best Soundtrack Award
  • Prix du public // Audience Award

Séance d’information

Rejoignez l’équipe création de la SAT Mardi 14 Décembre de 12h à 14h EST sur la plateforme Satellite pour une séance de questions / réponses autour de la création de films au format dôme.

En prévision du SAT Fest 2022, qui aura lieu en mars prochain, les artistes pourront échanger avec l’équipe autour de questions telles que :

  • Qu’est-que le SAT Fest?
  • Qu’est-ce que la Satosphère?
  • Qu’est-ce qu’un film full-dôme?
  • Comment appliquer au SAT Fest?
  • Questions ouvertes

Infos pratiques

What we're looking for?

From the start, SAT Fest has focused on experimentation, innovation, collaboration and artistic creativity. We are looking for short films that demonstrate an interest and mastery of the immersive medium, while offering audiences a rich and original collective experience.

Certain categories like educational, scientific, corporate and kids’ films are not included in this call. However, these submissions may be considered by our jury based on their artistic relevance.

We recommend submitting only complete and finalized projects. Excerpts, drafts and trailers will not be considered.

We recommend using a permanent file upload service (Google Drive, Dropbox, sFTP, Smash) rather than WeTransfer, as submissions may be downloaded past the 5-day link expiry date.

Here are the recommended specs:

  • Duration: 1:30 to 9:00 minutes
  • Fulldome format films: 360 x 210 degrees
  • 2048×2048 minimum
  • 30FPS or 60FPS
  • Audio: stereo, multichannel, ambisonic

> Download participation guide (PDF)


Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]

The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is a lively creative laboratory offering explosive experiences where the tangible meets the improbable, and intelligence, curiosity, knowledge and multiple talents all converge.

Founded in 1996, the Society for Arts and Technology is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of digital culture, which combines within its walls an artist centre, a research laboratory, a performance space and a training centre. The SAT is internationally recognized for its active and pioneering role in the development of immersive technologies, group interactivity and mixed realities, as well as the creative use of high-speed networks. Its transdisciplinary approach and hybrid mission make it a unique organization in Montreal and around the world.


The first permanent immersive environment dedicated to artistic creation and viewing activities, this dome creates a 360° spherical projection screen. A new tool for generating human, tangible and all-encompassing experiences, the Satosphère places the audience at the heart of audiovisual works.

Open Call for Projects for our 2023 Residency Program!

This call is aimed at artists and artist collectives in the media arts, all disciplines combined, whose work is in line with our research perspectives, and aims to select the projects that will be hosted in residence by our teams from 2023.
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Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions about SATfest or our artist residency programs.