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LIFT and imagineNATIVE
9th ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Make a short film for imagineNATIVE 2013
Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2013 by 5:00PM
Do you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film? Explore 16mm filmmaking through LIFT’s workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed). Shoot and edit your ideas on film, and see them on screen at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which will take place in Toronto from October 16–20, 2013!
You will be provided with a LIFT Membership, and be eligible to enroll in any training workshop offered during their Winter and Summer 2013 calendar. You will be paired with LIFT’s knowledgeable staff and a specially selected mentor to help you through your various development, production and post-production stages. imagineNATIVE will subsidize some additional costs related to your project, and facilitate aspects of your post-production stages.
Please note: Projects must be realistic in scope and subject matter as they must be completed and transferred to digital by September 25, 2013.
The participant will receive the opportunity to use LIFT’s extensive 16mm production equipment and facilities for their film. As every film is unique, equipment and facilities access will be established in the development phase (past equipment and facilities budgets have ranged from $500–$5,000). Any additional equipment, facilities, and production costs will be the responsibility of the participant.
imagineNATIVE will provide a $1,000 bursary towards production costs and 1,200 feet of 16mm film stock will be provided by Kodak. Assistance with transferring and processing will also be provided (approximately a $750 value). All other associated costs are to be covered by the participant.
Your Application Must Include:
Should you have additional questions, please call Isidra Cruz at 416.585.2333 or programming@imagineNATIVE.org
The deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 by 5:00PM
About the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
LIFT is an artist-run charitable organization dedicated to facilitating excellence in the moving image through media arts education and production resources. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally. www.lift.ca
About the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, now in its 14th year, 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 October, imagineNATIVE presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The Festival’s programming, industry events, panel discussions, and cultural and social 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 16–20, 2013 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. www.imagineNATIVE.org