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imagineNATIVE 2013 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Be part of imagineNATIVE’s 14th Anniversary Year!
FREE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2013
$25 LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2013
Complete submission details and film/video, radio, new media and TV Series submission forms:
It’s that time of year once again for you to submit your film, video, radio and new media works for the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This year’s Festival runs from October 16-20, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE is an international Festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at 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 Canada and around the globe. 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.
If you are planning to submit, let us know! Send an email to Daniel Northway-Frank, Programming + Industry Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email “Subject” line, type “Tracking 2013 -” followed by the title of your work. Include in the body of the email your name, email, title, length, type (film/video, radio or new media) and genre (documentary, drama, experimental, music video, animation). This helps us track your work and provide follow-up if we don’t receive your submission.
PLEASE NOTE: Free submission deadline is June 1, 2013. Late submissions past June 1st are subject to a $25 CAD processing fee and forms can only be submitted online with a valid credit card via imagineNATIVE’s PayPal page. See Submission Instructions below for details.
FILM/VIDEO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
imagineNATIVE considers film, video, radio and new media (web-based) works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists. The Festival strives to represent a diversity of ideas, themes and genres in its programming. The Festival prioritizes works that balance unique content, cultural and social relevance, and a creative approach to form characterized by innovative expression, distinctive style, and personal vision. Priority is given to works that have not yet been broadcast in Canada or on the Internet. International and Canadian premiere status is also a consideration. News reports, extended reportage, television magazine formats, and information programming or segments (such as PSAs) are not eligible.
Dramatic or documentary episodic series led and produced by Indigenous production companies are eligible to submit programs and episodes to the Festival’s Mediatheque, an on-site video library of all submitted work to the Festival, which industry distributors, broadcasters and programmers screen for acquisition and programming needs. NOTE: TV Series works are not screened publicly at the Festival, nor are eligible for awards.
The deadline for all submissions is June 15, 2013, but if your work is not final (ie. rough cut) for screening by June 15 and you wish it to be considered for this year’s Festival, please contact programming@imagineNATIVE.org prior to the free submission deadline of June 1. Late submissions without previous contact with the Programming Team will be subject to a $25 CAD fee and may not be considered.
imagineNATIVE charges no fees for submission forms received online or written with DVD packages postmarked by June 1, 2013. Late submissions must have online forms received and DVD packages postmarked by June 15. Note: Rough cuts are not preferred, but eligible to submit.
Please send the following post-marked on or before June 1, 2013 (free), or June 15, 2013 (late, $25 fee):
Participants will be notified of acceptance of their submission, and of selection result by email by the end of August. If selected for the Festival, exhibition copies must be sent in by September 12, 2013.