The MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE & THE ARTS is a community-based multi-disciplinary festival which annually presents new works by a broad range of artists. We present bold and insightful responses to pressing issues at the intersection of art, social justice and labour.

We are currently seeking film submissions of any length and genre.

We encourage works rooted in the reality of working people’s lives that challenge the logics of capitalism and reimagine and inspire paths to economic and social justice.

Mayworks 2022 will exhibit work online and, as possible, live in public venues.

Mayworks organizes well-informed panel discussions, artist talks and a variety of networking events to support the presentation of original and contemporary art in a breadth of formats.

The festival pays all presenting artists an exhibition fee based on the CARFAC fee schedule.

Filmmakers who have recently screened at Mayworks include: Hiba Ali, Yasmine Mathurin, Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, Ken Loach, Roya DelSol, Perun Bonser, Michelle Latimer, Samay Arcentales, Asinnajaq

Mayworks prioritizes the representation and participation of artists from communities facing systemic discrimination.

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Filmmakers requiring fee waivers are encouraged to reach out.

Artists working in a medium other than film, who wish to have their work presented at Mayworks, are welcome to send us a project description.