Professional Development - Calls for Submission


Call for Industry:

International Networking Day: October 25, 2019

imagineNATIVE’s International Networking Day brings together industry professionals and Indigenous creatives from around the globe.

imagineNATIVE invites Industry leaders to apply for the upcoming International Networking Day on October 25th, 2019. This highly successful and popular event consists of a 2-hour session of 10-minute one-on-one meetings.

We are currently seeking applications from those who wish to be “Industry Leaders” and take meetings with Indigenous creatives. Participants are matched with leaders according to their needs.

Deadline: August 27th, 2019

Full Details and Applications Forms here.


iN Bullseye Talent Search Contest

Launched in 2016, iN Bullseye is an Indigenous music talent search contest that seeks to nurture Canada’s newest music talent with unprecedented opportunities, including a $10,000 cash award, to turn their talent into a career. It is free to enter this contest. 

Deadline August 15, 2019.

Eligible: Singers, songwriters, voice artists. musician (rap, hip-hip).

Full Details and Application forms here.


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.

Full Details and Application forms: here.