(The Industry Series is presented by Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund)
Did you know that imagineNATIVE offers one of the best deals around for artists interested in developing their careers? imagineNATIVE’s Industry Series of 13 workshops, panels and networking opportunities are public and accessible–and FREE!
(We always say “let’s not do as many as last year,” but we have serious problems saying no to opportunities that could help out artists!)
Check out what Industry Series can do for you:
imagineNATIVE INDUSTRY SERIES AND MARKET: October 18-20, 2012
Discover, Learn and Meet the Industry’s best in media arts, craft and business, in the ONLY event of its kind! FREE and open to the public – with over 11 panels, workshops and networking events, come and participate in events that would cost you hundreds of dollars at other Festivals in Toronto!
Discover: New or seasoned artists will enjoy events aimed at all levels of experience. The festival aims to create a relaxed, laid back and informative event for participants of various skills to enjoy. Come make new connections and relationships with visiting artists and over 700 festival delegates!
Learn: Featuring leading Indigenous artists and Industry leaders, come experience:
- Panels and workshops on funding, distribution and acquisitions, creative practices, new technologies for artistic expression and Master Classes. These discussions will tap into the pulse of issues and inspirations affecting Indigenous media arts
- Pitch Competitions – Documentary and Dramatic TV Series pitchers vie for over $10,000 of in-kind services and support! (pitchers are selected pre-Festival) – past winners have been programmed at imagineNATIVE, broadcast on TV and successfully accessed new funding envelopes for their projects
- Showcase your work in the Festival’s on-site Mediatheque, which is viewed for programming and acquisition exclusively by Industry delegates
Meet: Meet representatives in both group and private one-on-one networking events to discuss development of new work at our Public Funders Roundtable Talks and sales of current work, at our Buyers and Distributor Roundtable Talks, future programming at our Festival Reps Roundtable Talks and networking opportunties for our accredited delegates at our Filmmaker’s Reception and Micro-Meetings.
Funders: Meet Public Funders who can direct you to their funding streams and how to make that proposal shine to their juries. Representatives from Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Screen Australiaand Canada Media Fund are here to help!
Buyers: Over 15 buyers, including representatives from NITV, PBS, TVO, CBC, TMN, Shorts International, Shaw, PBS (NAPT), RTP2 Portugal, Films Media Group and Documentary Educational Resources, who collectively purchase over $100,000 a year in Indigenous-created content!
Programmers: Representatives from top film festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, and Oberhausen, and the Indigenous festival circuit, including Smithsonian’s NMAI, All Roads, Dreamspeakers, Skabmagovat, Message Sticks and Terre En Vue!
Distributors: Get representation for your work from Kinosmith, Union Pictures, Vtape, CFMDC, Ouat Media, Winnipeg Film Group and more!
COME and experience what imagineNATIVE has to offer for your career in media arts!
For complete detals about the Industry Series at the festival click here