2016 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

One-on-One Meetings for Film + TV Funding, Programming, Acquisition and Distribution!

September 21 - Festival Delegate Passholders coming to imagineNATIVE with a roster of films or TV series needing sales or distribution or with project ideas in development, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take part in our annual MICRO MEETINGS, an application-based match-meeting service where you apply to discuss your current and past works for distribution or discuss your new projects for funding to one of our friendly and welcoming Buyers, Funders and Distributors and Festival Programmers!

When you complete your application, our imagineNATIVE staff will match your meeting requests as best possible with the Industry Leader that would have the best chance to start a new business partnership with you. We then schedule you to meet your scheduled Buyer for a 10-minute, one-on-one meeting, at the Micro Meeting event, scheduled on Friday October 21, between 3:15 - 5:15pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

A list of 24 participating Buyers and their profiles is available in a PDF here.

All delegates MUST review in detail the Micro Meeting Leaders PDF before applying to ensure your work matches Leaders’ company mandates. Missed the application deadline or unsure of who to meet? Unfilled meeting slots will be left open in each Leader’s schedule and will be available for sign-up on site Thursday October 20 from 9am - 3pm at imagineNATIVE’s Industry Series session locations.


  • Applicants must be an attending Festival Delegate Passholder (Industry, Guest or Programmed Artist)
  • Priority is given to Indigenous artists


The application for Micro-Meetings can be opened by clicking here to apply!

Please submit your application by Thursday, October 14, 2016 via the online form. Additional material may be emailed to Dustin Lawrence

You will be notified of your scheduled one week prior to the event, and are expected to attend these meetings. Failure to miss any of your meetings will result in cancellation of any further micro-meetings during the festival and may result in exclusion from Micro Meetings in 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Dustin Lawrence by email or call at 416-585-2333.