2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

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

Submission Deadilne: October 9, 2017, 5pm EST.

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September 25, 2017 - Festival Delegate Passholders coming to imagineNATIVE with a roster of films or TV series looking for programming, 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 20, between 1:00 - 3:00pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

A list of participating Industry Leaders and their profiles is available HERE.

All delegates MUST review in detail the Micro Meeting Leaders list before applying to ensure your work matches Leaders’ company mandates. Come informed to make the most of your meeting! 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 18, from 9am - 1pm at imagineNATIVE’s Industry Series session locations.


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


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

Application deadline is October 9, 2017 at 5pm EST.  

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 2018.

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