Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023 – Extended

Call for Applications:
BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023
with LIFT, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico and Acción Cultural Española-AC/E

In 2017, the first International Artistic Residencies for Cinematographic Creation (BAICC), were launched, promoted by the (S8) International Peripheral Film Festival of A Coruña. This involves a selection process to take part in a residency to produce an audiovisual work shot in analogue format (35 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm or super 8) in Toronto, Canada.

It is a project that was greatly sought after by (S8), which materialised thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), reaffirming the Mostra’s strong commitment to artistic production and creation in alternative spaces.

All those people born or residing in Spain, with an accredited artistic career, who wish to carry out an audiovisual project in analogue format, may participate in the call.

The 2023 residency will be in Toronto (Canada) for 4 to 6 uninterrupted weeks, between September 15 and October 31, 2023 at the facilities of LIFT.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted until 23:59 (GMT+1) on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
No applications received after the deadline will be accepted.

Details and application form available via (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico’s website:

Additional details on Acción Cultural Española-AC/E’s website:

(S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico is a unique event held in A Coruña, Spain focused on avant-garde cinema and small gauge film formats, where filmmakers, journalists, film professionals, students and a passionate audience from all over the world meet around leading figures of cinema and contemporary filmmakers.

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a state agency for the promotion of culture. It fosters the Spanish creative and cultural sectors through a broad program of activities, fostering the internationalisation of creative professionals, with initiatives such as artist residencies. Projects supported by AC/E underline the diverse Spanish contribution to the global culture, as well as recent contributions of Spanish talent in the main creative fields.

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Arts Council.


Thursday 11 May 2023 – Sunday 18 June 2023