The MusCan Film Series has been created by the Canadian University Music Society to support the development of what Ben Harbert has recently called “a critical cinema of music” (2018, 246) and provides a place for screening the work of student, academic, and nonacademic filmmakers working with music cultures. All films will be screened parallel to the Canadian University Music Society annual conference this year at UBC June 5-7 2019.
To encourage public engagement, the film series will be screened in a space that is open to the public and my hope is to eventually make this an exciting one-day film festival that occurs alongside the conference, allowing scholars and the general music and film-loving public to watch and discuss our films together.
Unlike a regular conference submission, you do not have to become a member of the society nor pay conference fees to have your film screened. We are following film festival protocols where every submission is charged a fee. If selected your film will be screened and it is not expected that you attend the screening. If you do plan to attend the screening, and we absolutely encourage your participation, you will be expected to pay the normal conference and membership fees.
Here’s the link (the regular deadline of Jan 15) :