OCTOBER 24


CRTC Engagement Session 

9:00 - 11:30am | TIFF Bell Lightbox, Bell Blue Room | Indigenous Delegates living in Canada

Indigenous content creators in film and television are encouraged to attend and contribute to the co-development of a new Indigenous Broadcasting Policy. Explore issues that should be addressed and offer new ideas. Information gathered will frame the next phases. To register or for information Phone: (204) 940-1700 | Email: info@ildii.ca


0%: Changing the Industry Now

9:15 - 10:45am | Industry Centre @ Artscape Sandbox | Free and open to the public

A 2019 industry report assessing publicly funded film & television contracts in Canada indicates a near complete absence of Indigenous women in key creative roles. It’s time for meaningful change, now. Join filmmakers & industry professionals as they discuss increasing meaningful diversity through policy, institutional, and funding changes.


Protocols: Legends for Screen

11:00am -12:00pm | Industry Centre @ Artscape Sandbox | Free and open to the public

Join award-winning Indigenous filmmakers as they discuss navigating community and cultural protocols when interpreting Indigenous oral legends and mythology for the screen. 



Distribution + Exhibition Success Stories 

1:00 - 2:00pm | Industry Centre @ Artscape Sandbox | Free and open to the public

Unique exhibition and distribution methods by Indigenous feature impact producers are succeeding in theatrical and beyond. These innovators discuss what’s working and how you can adapt your project’s strategy to new audience and industry interests.


Sesame Street and imagineNATIVE: New Pitch Launch

2:15-3:30pm | Industry Centre @ Artscape Sandbox | Free and open to the public

Here’s your chance to be a part of the world’s most beloved children’s program: Sesame Street! Join imagineNATIVE and Sesame Workshop for an overview of the new pitch opportunity, launching in Spring 2020, and learn how to craft your upcoming pitch using the curriculum for Sesame Street’s upcoming 51st season.


Industry Reception with the National Screen Institute

4:00-6:00pm | Industry Centre @ Artscape Sandbox | Guest Artist + Industry Delegates

Celebrate accomplishments by Indigenous creatives with Canada’s national screen training institution.