Professional Development

Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship

The only initiative of its kind in Canada to increase Indigenous expertise in feature film script development by providing one selected applicant a mentorship (September 2019 to October 2020) with established Harold Greenberg Fund Script Readers and shadow the Indigenous Story Editors of the imagineNATIVE Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive.

Deadline: August 1, 2019

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 Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive

The Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive will support four Indigenous screenwriters, two residing in Canada and two residing internationally. Over the course of the year, each participant will develop a feature film script from concept/treatment to final draft. With a focus on potential optioning, the program will culminate in a live reading of script excerpts, sponsored by ACTRA Toronto, at the imagineNATIVE Festival in October, 2020.

Deadline: August 1, 2019

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NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital Project Prize

Calling all Hip Hop, Rap, Spoken Word Artists, Poets, Singers, Audio Storytellers, and Podcasters.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival are partnering for the eighth annual Digital Project Prize.

This year we're inviting Indigenous voice artists to apply to create something new, a digital or interactive experiment. Your project can be anything: a new kind of music video, a live performance, or even an application for your phone.

Whatever you come up with, it will be based on the words and voices of Indigenous artists. You will bring your idea into life with a team of creatives assembled with the NFB and imagineNATIVE.  

The completed project will be exhibited and performed at the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in 2020, and distributed online.

Deadline: August 24, 2019.

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