New Forms: History, Vision and Mandate

New Forms Media Society is a non-profit society and media arts organization founded in 2000 that nurtures and connects local and international arts, science and grassroots communities through the annual New Forms Festival.

By promoting Canadian Artists in collaboration with the international arts and technology world, the NFF facilitates multimodal art works and engages in discussion on their role in our cultural environment. Since its inception, an integral element of the NFF is the recognition of independent and groundbreaking artists; the NFF aims to showcase and increase awareness of these artists and their work within our community and beyond by promoting them within a larger milieu.

The NFF is part of a larger, international, multi-media festival movement, which explores the ever changing and evolving world of art and creates a platform for artistic growth. The society wishes to make new media art, music, film, technology based installation and performance accessible to a wider audience.

Festival Staff

Malcolm Levy
Sarah Cole-Burnett
Scott W.
Cedric Meister
Max Ulis
Chris Wang
Michelle O’Brien
Colleen Arndt
Elisha Burrows
Aidan Ferris
Layla Soeker
Alex Rakhit
Terri Potratz


Application Audio
Centre for Digital Media
Western Front
Equinox Gallery
grunt gallery
Emily Carr
Post Projects
Hemlock Printers


Sarah Kim
James Daniels
Robert Willis
Ernesto Gomez
Aren Altman
Tara Bailey


  • Red Bull Music Academy Radio

  • Consulat général de France à Vancouver

  • Canadian Council for the Arts

  • City of Vancouver

  • XLR8R

  • Resident Advisor

  • Lochmaddy Foundation

  • Emily Carr

  • The Hamber Foundation

  • The Koerner Foundation

  • The British Columbia Arts Council

  • Vancouver Urban Space Initiative

  • The Georgia Straight

  • eatArt

  • Canadian Heritage

  • Centre for Digital Media

  • Nuba

  • Tom Lee Music

  • Hemlock Printers

  • Dragonfly Hill Vineyard

  • Arrival Agency