Applications Now Open: 

imagineNATIVE & Charles Street Video 7th Annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency

and

imagineNATIVE/Harold Greenberg Fund Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship

 

Application Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

                                                               2016 CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency Filmmaker Marnie Parnell's film When I Close My Eyes 

                                                               2016 CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency Filmmaker Marnie Parnell's film When I Close My Eyes 

 

imagineNATIVE & Charles Street Video 7th Annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency

Application Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017

 

Are you a mid-career or senior video or filmmaker looking to deepen your knowledge of video making through the creation of a new work? Expand your familiarity with new technologies, and work hands-on with the knowledgeable staff at CSV who will train you on how to you use new equipment, such as the RED EPIC Camera and ARRI compact primes, and new editing software. This residency is an opportunity to create a new short work (5-10 mins), to premiere at the 18th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 18-22 2017). You will also have the opportunity deliver a workshop at CSV regarding your work and process to CSV and imagineNATIVE members after the Festival.

The selected recipient will be provided with a one-year CSV Membership and be eligible to enrol in any production and post-production training workshop offered during their residency. The recipient will also be paired with CSV’s knowledgeable staff to help through various development, production and post-production stages. imagineNATIVE will contribute $1,000 CAD as a commission fee towards the project, and provide the recipient with social media support for the project, as well as an Artist Pass for the 2018 imagineNATIVE Festival to attend all social events, screenings and Industry programs. All rights to the created work will be retained by the artist.

Please note: We welcome projects of any subject matter or treatment that further develops your artistic practice. However, projects must be realistic in scope within the services provided by the residency and must be completed and delivered one of the available exhibition formats to the Festival by September 9, 2017. 

Eligibility Criteria: 
•    This call is open to Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit, other international Indigenous) candidates only;
•    Individuals who will be working on existing commissions received by or through imagineNATIVE for the 2017 festival are not eligible to apply for this project. 
•    Preference will be given to mid-career and senior artists. Emerging artist may apply if they have completed a minimum of 32 completed and presented video projects;
•    Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend CSV training workshops (schedule to be determined upon selection). We strongly encourage applicants who are independent, deadline driven and self-starters;
•    You must live in Toronto or within commuting distance from the city in order to access CSV workshops and equipment.  Travel subsidy and cost of living are NOT covered by this mentorship.

Your Application Must Include:
•    One to one-half page short video idea and treatment between 5 and 10 minutes (max).
•    A half to one-page statement on why you would like to participate and how you would benefit from this residency.
•    Your bio (no resumes or CVs please). Please be certain to indicate past experience with video and other artistic mediums, if any, and your Indigenous affiliation.   
•    One to two samples of previous video work as online links or DVD (please contact csv@imaginenative.org if this is your preference) of maximum 20 minutes in length
•    Contact info, including email, mailing address and phone number.
•    Email application to: csv@imaginenative.org
   
Should you have additional questions, please call Daniel Northway-Frank at (416) 585-2333 or dnf@imagineNATIVE.org.


Application materials must be emailed to csv@imaginenative.org by this deadline.

 

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 27th 2017. The selected recipient will be notified by April 3, 2017.

 

About Charles Street Video

Charles Street Video is a video production/post production facility for artists, and is dedicated to providing its members with affordable access to a range of electronic media production tools, technical support and training. The centre provides opportunities through residencies and a youth production program. It also supports opportunities through workshops, orientations, scholarships, a newsletter, and sponsorship of screenings.

charlesstreetvideo.com

 

About the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The 18th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the largest international festival of its kind that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The Festival's screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media. This year’s festival runs October 18–22, 2017.

 

Connect with us: www.imagineNATIVE.org | facebook.com/imagineNATIVE | @imagineNATIVE

 

 

imagineNATIVE/Harold Greenberg Fund Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship

Application Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017
 

imagineNATIVE and the Harold Greenberg Fund (HGF) announce the second Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship. This initiative aims to increase Indigenous expertise in feature film script development from all creative contributing points, by providing one selected Indigenous Canadian applicant a nine-month mentorship (April to December 2017) with established HGF Script Readers.

Starting in April 2016, the selected mentee will meet with HGF staff in a series of meetings to learn the behind-the-scenes processes of story development at the national funding organization that supports the development of Canadian dramatic feature films.

The mentee will be paired over two “reading cycles” with two different script reader mentors: HGF’s Alan Bacchus, Manager, and the 2016 recipient of the mentorship, Eva Thomas (Walpole Island) a script reader for the Harold Greenberg Fund. Via one-on-one meetings, the scripts assigned to the HGF readers for the cycle will also be given to the mentee, who will learn first hand approaches to evaluating scripts, making notes and reports. The mentee will learn from the processes of both mentors, and get feedback on their own script evaluations.
A confidentiality contract will be signed between HGF and the mentee.

In the call for applications, applicant must submit:

  • Name, address, country, Indigenous affiliation, email, phone
  • Submit a Letter of Intent (speaking to interest in story editing, experience or interest in media art and writing/editing),
  • Provide a short writing sample, preferably a critique or review of a feature film of their choosing, speaking to its story elements.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 27th 2017. The selected recipient will be notified by April 3, 2017.

Application materials must be emailed to dnf@imaginenative.org by this deadline.

 

About The Harold Greenberg Fund

The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg is a national funding organization that supports the development of Canadian dramatic feature films. Since 1986, we have invested almost $84 million in the Canadian film and television industry.

http://www.bellmedia.ca/harold-greenberg-fund/