Art Submissions 2019


The Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival is now accepting submissions for our 2019 Art Exhibition!

We’re looking for 2D or wall-mounted art by Michigan artists to accompany our film festival during the last weekend of June 2019. VTFF encourages and celebrates subversiveness, innovative use of materials and budget, and quirky independent work that doesn’t fit comfortably within any one genre. In keeping with the spirit of unconventional narratives, we’re looking for representational work that tells a story, alludes to a story (illustration-style), or is otherwise character or genre inspired.

We do our best to curate a diverse and engaging program with a progressive group of unconventional filmmakers, musicians, and artists from Michigan and around the world. We strive to be inclusive and welcome people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, creeds, orientations, and walks of life to submit!

To get a sense of the venue space and atmosphere, here are some photos from the VTFF2017 Exhibit & VTFF2018 Exhibit.

Please send the following for consideration:

• A reasonably-sized .jpg of each piece you’d like to submit (max 5 for now)
• Title, medium, and dimensions of each piece

Email submissions to:

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

LATE DEADLINE: June 1, 2019

There are no fees to submit or participate, but space is limited, so the sooner it gets to us the better! No commission will be charged by either VTFF or Ant Hall/Ghost Light.

The festival takes place at Ant Hall and its adjoining Ghost Light bar in Hamtramck, Michigan. Throughout its 20 years, Planet Ant has produced film festivals, improv festivals, Detroit Box Fests, and hosted events by The 313 and other renowned local and national artists. Hamtramck is a vital part of the resurgent Detroit cultural scene and has long been recognized as one of the coolest neighborhoods in the metro area!

If your work is accepted it will be on exhibit for the entirety of the festival and you will receive free passes for all events open to the public. This includes the film festival itself, as well as a fantastic lineup of some of the Detroit area’s best bands!

Please visit for more info on the fest.

We look forward to seeing your work!