FESTIVAL INDUSTRY SERIES

For a complete overview of 2017 Festival Industry Series programming can be found under the "Festival" tab, or visit HERE.

INSTITUTE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Full list of Industry Program Applications is available here

 

PAST INSTITUTE PROGRAMS & EVENTS

To view past Industry Programs and Opportunities, click here. 

To view past Industry Events, click here.  

 

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imagineNATIVE INSTITUTE - Overview

The professional development component of the Festival, the imagineNATIVE Industry Series, has grown to become a tent-pole event for Indigenous creatives and industry professionals looking to engage networking opportunities with Industry decision makers, and panels, workshops and master classes on the art, craft and business of media arts from an Indigenous perspective. In addition, other year-round activities and initiatives focussed on this arena as well and the realization of a new permanent, publicly accessible facility for the organization has brought about a change in perspective from a Festival-focussed Industry event to a year-round facility implementing a diversity of professional develop program opportunities in the coming years, including:

The Festival Industry Series (8-10 events): The only annual event for Indigenous creatives and industry professionals looking to engage networking opportunities with Industry decision-makers, and panels, pitching events, workshops and master classes on the art, craft and business of media arts from an Indigenous perspective. Activities include:

  • 2-3 panels on Industry-focussed trends or topics engaging attending artists and Industry leaders attending or in proximity to the Festival (ex. Content discoverability, digital co-productions, Micro-budget management and creativity);

  • 1 practical workshop on a specific sector of the industry (ex. creative rights management, post production workflow, music rights, marketing 101);

  • Pitch Training + Development for Short Drama and Short Documentary;

  • Micro Meetings: Networking event pairing 25 Industry Decision makers and 50 Indigenous creatives in 300 one-on-one meetings to develop, finance, distribute or sell Indigenous media content

Mentorship Commission Programs (5): maintenance and expansion of mentorships and artist-run centre residencies which provide in-kind services and a commission fee to develop skills in the culmination of a new work that premieres at the Festival. Currently five in activation with centres - LIFT (ON), CSV (ON), CSIF (AB), NBFC (NB) and Flat Bay (NL)

Director, Producer and Screenwriter Labs: 3 x 2.5 day curated programs for selected individuals featuring talks, screenings and practical workshops aimed for each key creative position occur during three days of the imagineNATIVE Festival.

imagineNATIVE/Harold Greenberg Fund Story Editing Mentorship: An 8-month mentorship introducing one selected Indigenous professional the opportunity to learn processes and evaluation skills in short and feature film story editing with guidance from HGF staff and contracted script readers.

imagineNATIVE/NFB Digital Residency: This application-based program allows for one Indigenous artist to immerse themselves in the 8-month development of a digital media piece through mentorship, training and access to human and fiscal resources provided by the National Film Board of Canada’s digital studio in Vancouver.

Advocacy and Research: Building upon imagineNATIVE’s modest collection of creative and industry publications (Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada, Coded Territories: Tracing New Pathways in New Media), the Institute would spearhead any new research, development and industry or creative publications. This will include the upcoming on Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories.

NATIVe Indigenous Cinema Stand, Berlinale European Film Market (www.indigenouscinema.com): A market stand dedicated to promoting Indigenous-made films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. The Stand is a focal point for international producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing artistic and business relationships in the rapidly growing and dynamic Indigenous media arts industry. 

NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema spotlights a roster of remarkable dramatic and documentary works made by Indigenous filmmakers from Canada, Latin America, Sápmi (Norway, Finland regions) Aotearoa (New Zealand), Greenland, and the USA. Select films are available for preview, with promotional and sales information at the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema stand.

The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema initiative brings together a consortium of international Indigenous media arts partners from around the world including the Canada Council for the Arts, Berlinale NATIVe, Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC), International Sámi Film Institute (ISF), Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program, Vision Maker Media, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Māoriland Film Festival and New Zealand Film Commission, Indigenous Film Initiatives, Greenland Film Makers, and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which serves as the project lead. 

The stand is presented in partnership with the Berlinale special series, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema. 

Complete details about the featured works and participating individuals can be found at here. 

 

World Indigenous Cinema Catalogue (WICC)

In partnership with the University of Western Ontario’s Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, WICC is a database of all films by Indigenous creators or with Indigenous content are now available in an online search engine. Users can search by a variety of advanced options including themes, Indigenous affiliations and language.

The World Indigenous Cinema Catalogue can be accessed here!

For more information or to add to the WICC, please contact wicc@imaginenative.org

 

Indigenous Industry Opportunities Database

The Indigenous Industry Opportunities Database (IIOD) is a new online tool for Indigenous film and media creators looking for professional development, training and project support - from development to exhibition - in film, video, audio and digital media. Indigenous media creators provide a set of criteria based on their interests. Once submitted, the IIOD aggregates opportunities available by funders, exhibitors and professional training institutions - both open for general application or specifically for Indigenous creators - with program overviews and the ability to add those of interest to their personal calendars. This is a one-stop portal for Indigenous media creators to develop their career and workWe welcome new additions to the IIOD and welcome you to submit opportunities to us for review.

You can access the Database here. 

 

BULL'S EYE

SEARCH CONTEST FOR EMERGING INDIGENOUS MUSICAL TALENT

Bull's Eye is imagineNATIVE's annual indigenous music talent search contest. Every summer, imagineNATIVE with support from Slaight Music searches for Canada’s newest, unknown music talent and provides them $10,000 cash towards unprecedented opportunities to turn their talent into a career!

The contest winner is announced and awarded at imagineNATIVE’s annual music showcase, The BEAT. 

Find out more about Bull's Eye here. 

 

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NATIVE – INDIGENOUS CINEMA / BERLINALE EUROPEAN FILM MARKET

 

NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema is a market stand dedicated to promoting Indigenous-made films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. The Stand is a focal point for international producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing artistic and business relationships in the rapidly growing and dynamic Indigenous media arts industry. 

NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema spotlights a roster of remarkable dramatic and documentary works made by Indigenous filmmakers from Canada, Latin America, Sápmi (Norway, Finland regions) Aotearoa (New Zealand), Greenland, and the USA. Select films are available for preview, with promotional and sales information at the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema stand.

The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema initiative brings together a consortium of international Indigenous media arts partners from around the world including the Canada Council for the ArtsBerlinale NATIVeNunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC)International Sámi Film Institute (ISF), Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous ProgramVision Maker MediaSmithsonian National Museum of the American Indian,Māoriland Film Festival, Indigenous Film Initiatives, Greenland Film Makers, and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which serves as the project lead. 

The stand is presented in partnership with the Berlinale special series, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema. 

Complete details about the featured works and participating individuals can be found at www.indigenouscinema.com