Call for Submissions

Building on the legacy of Accenti Magazine as a thriving laboratory for the arts, the festival organizers invite proposals for academic papers or panels, creative works, artistic performances, and audio and visual presentations that celebrate the diverse expressions of the Italian cultural heritage in Canada and beyond. Writers, artists, performers, academics, researchers, cultural organizers, collectives, ad hoc groups, arts organizations and others from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals in English or Italian. Emerging artists and students are welcome.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
Cinema, theatre and photography
Literature and (new) literary genres
Performance art
Social media and digital communication
Language, translation and cultural diversity
Race, gender, and sexuality
Disability and inclusivity
Migration and mobility
Diasporic and transnational communities
Transculturalism, citizenship and identity
Environment and the arts
Food culture
Fashion and design
Living spaces and urban architecture
Travel and tourism


All presentations are limited to 20 minutes. Please submit a 200-word proposal, a 50-word bio-blurb, and contact information by the submission deadline (see below).

For panels or presentations with two or more participants, please submit a 200-word proposal together with a 50-word bio and contact information for each participant. For artistic performances, and audio and visual presentations, please submit a 200-word summary of the presentation or performance, as well as a 50-word bio-blurb and contact information for each participant. If applicable, please include any pertinent images (maximum two).

The organizers may request additional details after a proposal has been submitted. Preference will be given to proposals that present new works.

Submission Deadline: 
Extended to February 21, 2023.
Acceptance will be sent by February 28, 2023. Once a proposal has been accepted, a registration fee of €180 will be required by April 17, 2023

• Late Registration Fee: €220.
• Early-Bird Registration, before April 17, 2023 – €150
• Spouses, Friends, Students – €150


Registration fee includes:
• One ticket to Opening Reception
• Access to festival events
• Refreshments during breaks
• Lunches
• One ticket to a Closing Event (TBD)
• Conference kit
• One-year subscription to Accenti

Please send your submission to: accentifest@accenti.ca
Be sure to include the following:
• Your name, email address, telephone number
• Bio-Blurb (50 words)
• Category
(Please choose from among the following)
    • academic paper
• r
eading of creative work
• photo or art exhibit
• s
tage performance (i.e., play, music, stand-up)
• f
ilm screening
    • other: specify
Description (200 words)
• Include any relevant images (max: 2)

Questions? Please write to: accentifest@accenti.ca