imagineNATIVE Call for Submissions, TorontoDeadline: June 1, 2009
imagineNATIVE will be celebrating its 10th year in 2009. The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival's screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals.
For more information and submission forms please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre: Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition, TorontoDeadline: April 24, 2009
InterAccess is a non-profit artist run centre that enables artists and the general public to explore the intersections of art and technology. Both a gallery and production facility, InterAccess is devoted to the conception, construction, exhibition and discussion of electronic media art.
This exhibition showcases electronic and new media art works by up-and-coming local and national future stars. We are accepting submissions from post-secondary upper-year students or recent graduates in Ontario and Canada. Curated by our 2009 curatorial intern, this exhibition provides the most competitive emerging artists with professional experience and publicity.
For more information: www.interaccess.org
Edmonton International Film FestivalDeadline: March 31, 2009
The Edmonton International Film Festival...international, independant and eye-opening. The festival is about "discovery". EIFF strives to uncover cinematic gems and celebrate unique voices in movie-making such as directors, writers and producers. EIFF is about films and the people who make them. EIFF is looking for short and feature length films and videos.
For more information: www.edmontonfilmfest.com
Monument Valley FIlm Festival is headed to its 3rd great year! The MV Film Festival is the only festival of its kind on the Navajo Nation. For the past two years, the MV Film Festival has showcased films produced, written or directed by Native Americans from across the country.
For more information: www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com
Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge, Nation-wide Deadline: March 31, 2009
The Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge is a creative writing contest for young Aboriginal Canadians (status, non-status, Metis and Inuit) between the ages of 14-29. Participants are asked to write briefly about an event or historical moment in Aboriginal history or relating to their personal ancestry.
For more information: www.our-story.ca
NDN Uncensored Magazine, Toronto Deadline: Ongoing
NDN Uncensored is a quarterly magazine which provides youth with a voice in an uncensored environment. It is a magazineby youth for youth, raise your voice and be heard.
Seeking written articles on any topic created by First Nations youth.
For more information or to submit: email@example.com
National Film Board's "Work for all/ La tete d l'emploi", Nation-wide Deadline: March 16, 2009
The National Film Board's new media project, "Work For All / La têtede l'emploi" is looking for inventive, original proposals for shortfilms (5-15 min) with the theme of racism in the workplace.The goal of "Work For All / La tête de l'emploi" is to inform thepublic, employers and employees of the obstacles that visibleminorities and Aboriginal people face in their careers, as well asstrategies to create success and eliminate barriers.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dreamspeakers Festival Society, EdmontonDeadline: February 28, 2009
The 14th annual Dreamspeakers Film Festival is accepting submissions for this year's festival taking place June 19-21, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta. This festival provides a venue for the best in innovative Aboriginal work in film and television.
All are welcome to submit their work for consideration.
For more information: www.dreamspeakers.org
National Film Board of Canada: Filmmakers Assistance ProgramDeadline: April 1, 2009
The Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP) is designed to help developing independant filmmakers complete their films/videos by poviding technical services and support. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants who are working on projects that fall within the NFB's mandate regarding cultural and social objectives, originality and innovation in style and content, and promoting under-represented viewpoints.
For further information:Heather Roberts (Ontario Rep)tel: 416.973.0904email: email@example.com
To download an application: http://www.nfb.ca/professionals/help.php?id=52
Indigenous Fellowship ProgrammesDeadline: April 30, 2009
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organizes every year an Indigenous Fellowship Program, which is an extensive training programme aimed at strengthening indigenous representatives knowledge of the United Nations system, general Human Rights mechanisms and other mechanisms more specifically dealing with indigenous issues. This programme is exclusively for indigenous persons. Trained participants are better equipped to assist their organizations and communities in using existing international instruments and mechanisms to protect their rights.
For more information: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/fellowship.htm
BigSoul Productions is seeking 12 Aboriginal Trainees to make two short films in March 2009, TorontoMarch 16-24
Learn writing, acting and technical skills including: directing, sound recording, camera, lighting and editing.
There is no cost for enrollment, but participants must attend every day. There are only 12 spots available and they are going fast!
For more information contact Emma Givera: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.598.7762
Liason of Independant Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents: Winter-Spring 2009 Workshops, TorontoRegistration now open!
Registration starts Tuesday, February 10th at 10:00 AM at our new facility:1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue), Toronto, ON Please register in person at LIFT (Cash, Cheque, Interac or Visa, Mastercard and American Express) or by phone (credit card only) at (416) 588-6444.For more information: www.lift.on.ca/mt/workshops.html
Pelq'ilc -Canadian premiere screening at York University March 17, 4:30-6:30pm
An Aboriginal documentary film that grew out of York University Professor Celia Haig-Brown’s groundbreaking research about students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, will have its Canadian premiere at York on Tuesday.
The film, Pelq’ilc (Coming Home), is a collaboration between Haig-Brown and her niece, award-winning filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilqhot’in Nation). It tells how the children and grandchildren of people who attended the Kamloops school are regenerating the Secwepemc culture and language and teaching them to their children.
The Canadian premiere of the film, hosted by the York Centre for Education and Community, is on Tuesday, March 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Price Family Cinema, Accolade East Room 102, at York University. Free Admission. The screening will be followed by a Q & A moderated by Jason Ryle, Chair and Co-programmer of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
Not a Drop - Premiere on OMNI March 21 & 22nd
Rogers OMNI is proud to present the world television premiere of the thought-provoking docu-drama Not A Drop to help mark International Day For the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The 60 minute documentary launches to Portuguese speaking audiences on OMNI.1, Saturday, March 21st at 10:00p.m. English language viewers are invited to tune to OMNI.1 on Sunday, March 22nd at 8:30 p.m.
“OMNI is pleased to air Not a Drop in conjunction with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,” says Madeline Ziniak, national vice president of OMNI. “Rita Deverell's production brings to light a serious clash between environmental and native community issues, set against a backdrop of perspectives drawn from her experience in Aboriginal and faith-based television and work with grassroots community organizations.”
To secure a screening copy of Not A Drop, photos for print or to interview anyone associated with its production please contact:
OMNI Media Contact: Sandy Zwyer – Programme Information Coordinator, 416-260-3590 email@example.com
Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations: Tour with Canadians, Australia April 29, 2009.
An exhibition of the moving image, including stop-motion, 3D and other animation techniques, Big Eye showcases Aboriginal animations from Australia and Canada in a unique cross-tribal exchange of ideas and world views.
Aboriginal Australian screen artists use digital storytelling techniques to bring cultural knowledge and contemporary exploration of country to the fore, with an original and distinctive voice.
The exhibition opens at QUT Creative Industries Precint 'the Block' at Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia
APTN and Global Return as Broadcasters of the 16th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, WinnipegMarch 21, 2009.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and Global Television proudly return as the exclusive partners of the 16th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (NAAA) being held in Winnipeg this year. Manitoba natives Adam Beach (Law & Order) and Tina Keeper (North of 60) come together to host the gala event that recognizes the outstanding career achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people, amongst diverse occupations.
The NAAA ceremony broadcasts on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm ET/PT on GLobal and APTN (please check local listings).
For more information: http://www.naaf.ca/
14th Annual Native American Film and Video Festival, New York City March 26-29, 2009
The 14th Native American Film + Video Festival will be held in New York City, March 26 - 29. Screenings are each evening, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This year the festival, founded in 1979, celebrates its 30th anniversary, and includes feature films, short fictions, documentaries, experimental videos, animations and Native television productions. The festival showcases more than 70 outstanding films from Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela, and the United States, and brings together Native media makers from throughout the hemisphere to introduce their productions and exchange ideas.
For more information: http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/blue/nafvf_09.htm