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Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 18)

It’s not too late to apply for the Emerging 20 Program! Applications close 5:00pm EST on August 18, 2017.

“Click here to read more about the program and how to apply!

Are you a content creator/filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Would you like to be eligible to receive $125,000 from Telefilm’s Micro Budget Fund to make your first web series or feature film?

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to both inspire and entertain. Whether your project is a documentary, dramatic feature, web series, or comedy, we are looking for stories that explore important themes and issues in ways that entertain, spark conversation, and expand minds.

The E20 Program is Reelworld’s initiative to connect some of Canada’s most talented emerging diverse talent with industry executives and professionals within the Canadian entertainment industry. E20s are given the opportunity to network, learn, and pitch their projects to industry decision makers.

Note: Applicants must be able to participate in all events which will take place in Toronto. Experience or training in film and television production is preferred. We are also on the lookout for applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives which are underrepresented.”

-from Reelworld website
Read Reelworld’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Wapikoni – Cinema on Wheels Tour Continues to Roll Across Canada

Wapikoni, Cinema On Wheels, showcasing stories made during Wapikoni stopovers rolls across Canada

“As part of Wapikoni Mobile’s first-ever coast-to-coast tour, Wapikoni: Cinema on Wheels will be stopping in various cities and communities across the country from April to November 2017 to bring a selection of incredible short films with compelling stories and incredible visuals directed by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada to urban areas and remote communities. The Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels tour is part of “Wapikoni From Coast to Coast: Reconciliation Through the Media Arts”, a project under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and supported by the Government of Canada.

Cinema on Wheels offers three distinct programmes of shorts films that were selected in prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Montreal International Documentary Festival, the Cannes Film Market, etc.: the general public (14 shorts), the teen (10 shorts) and the youth 7-12 (8 shorts) programmes. Witness the flowering of a new generation of talented young Indigenous filmmakers, learn about other cultures and participate in a discussion about Indigenous films and realities with the projectionists-facilitators. The choice of these works, with their unique stories, is aimed at discovering dynamic Indigenous voices and incredible talents coming straight from the communities.

Don’t hesitate to contact Tanis Choueiri at diffusion@wapikoni.ca to book a FREE a screening in your community, school or to have the caravan stop at your festival!

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING DATES:

  • August 14 , 6pm: Toronto (Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina corner of Bloor)
  • August 17, 11:30 am: Hiawatha First Nation (Youth Centre, 361 Hiawatha Line)
  • August 21, 12:30 pm: Alderville First Nation (Community Centre, 8913 Country Road 45, Roseneath, ON)
  • August 22, 7 pm: Peterborough (Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, 580 Cameron Street)
  • August 24, 11:30 am: Moose Deer Point Rec Center (1011 Ogemawahj Rd.)
  • September 9: Rideau Hall, Ottawa
  • September 15: Montréal
  • September 16: Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec
  • We are currently booking more dates and taking reservations. Our calendar is updated daily.

“Through the project ‘Wapikoni from Coast to Coast: Building Bridges and Reconciliation through Media Arts’, young Indigenous Canadians will have the opportunity to be heard and to exchange ideas. The audiovisual and musical creative workshops will give young creators the chance to express themselves, and the resulting works will be presented in several communities across the country. Let’s take advantage of the 150th anniversary of Confederation to have a positive dialogue and to strengthen relations between us all,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

From April to November, a caravan equipped with exterior projection equipment and staffed by two facilitators will travel west to east, covering 10 Canadian provinces and stopping in 100 Indigenous
communities and 50 cities. The screenings will be in English, French and Indigenous languages.

We have 3 programmes:
– general public (14 shorts)
– teen (10 shorts)
– youth 7-12 (8 shorts)

“One of Wapikoni’s most cherished dreams has come true: Making the voices of Indigenous youth who we have worked with for over 13 years echo throughout Canada, establishing a dialogue between communities of all origins through their films. These works are a unique part of Indigenous cultural heritage,” says Manon Barbeau, Executive Director of Wapikoni.

“We believe in the power of film to affect change. That’s why a program like Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels is so important. It helps amplify the voices of these emerging Indigenous creators,” says Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of VIFF. “We believe in supporting the talent that exists here in Canada and are always on the lookout for good stories and innovative ways of creating them. We are honoured to partner with Wapikoni in sharing the often unheard stories created by Indigenous youth across Canada.”

About Wapikoni
Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 20 communities and accompanied thousands of participants who worked to direct close to 1,000 short films translated into several languages. These films have received 146 awards and honours at national and international festivals. Wapikoni is under the patronage of UNESCO.”

-from Wapikoni Mobile website
Read Wapikoni’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (August 9-13)

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“Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory”
August 9-13, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

The 6th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film, art and music from Canada and around the world. The Festival takes place over 5 days at Asinabka (Victoria Island), the Canadian Museum of Nature, Gallery 101 and Platform Gallery, from August 9-13, 2017.

The Festival begins the evening of Wednesday, August 9 at Aboriginal Experiences on Victoria Island with a welcoming celebration of traditional and contemporary Indigenous music and dance. At sunset we will have an outdoor screening of our opening night film “Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World”.

Our schedule includes 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, as well as Matinee Film Screenings, a Midnight Film Screening, a Gallery Crawl with 2 art openings at Gallery 101 & Platform Gallery, and live Indigenous music as a part of the “Asin Fest Music Series”.

For more information about the festival, please visit Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival’s website.

-from Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

IndieGoGo Campaign for A Safe Space – The Film

“Have you been looking for a way to engage against discrimination?

Writer Samih Nassar teamed with producer Lindsay Ogus and director Michael Flax to create a film that could channel our passion against today’s growing discrimination. We wanted to create a fresh narrative that reflects Canadian diversity. By supporting A Safe Space, you support not just a film but also a social movement. We are providing a platform for Muslim females in the arts to share their work and their stories with new audiences, and using the film to show why such a platform is necessary.

We spoke to dozens of Muslim artists about their experiences, and sent the script out to them to make sure we made a truly authentic film. In our campaign video, they tell us why this film needs to be made. Make sure to watch our campaign video!

There are two ways to help:

1) Contribute financially – even small contributions raise our popularity and give us more visibility on Indiegogo!
2) Post to Social Media or Email your friends (see links below) – in the end, the more people hear about us, the more likely we are to meet our target!

For full details on the crowdfunding campaign, check out https://igg.me/at/asafespacefilm! For even more behind the scenes photos, bios of our cast and crew, and news from the film, check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/asafespacefilm!

Thank you for supporting me, and supporting A Safe Space!

IndieGoGo Campaign for A Safe Space – The Film
Campaign Runs: May 17th – June 15th

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-submitted by A Safe Space

Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival Seeking Volunteers!

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Scarborough Arts invites you to volunteer for this momentous 5th year of the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival! The festival runs from June 6th to 11th, 2017, and this year is promising to be the best one yet, with a variety of film programs, parties, concerts, industry meetings, guests, and of course more films!

The Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival is only made possible by our amazing volunteers. This festival was founded as a volunteer driven project to bring international stories to the borough of Scarborough, uniting residents and guests under the lights of the screen. We are tremendously grateful for the time and dedication of our volunteers. We sincerely hope that you consider joining the volunteer team this summer!

As a volunteer you will be meeting and interacting with all kinds of new people, developing and sharing your unique skillset while participating and supporting the arts. For volunteering with the festival you will receive free access to all screenings. You will also be provided with a t-shirt, training sessions and volunteer appreciation events!

To apply for a volunteer position please complete this application form.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email volunteer[at]scarborougharts.com”

-from Scarborough Arts website

Call for Youth Photographers and Filmmakers for EAST Animating Democracy 2017 (Scarborough Arts)

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“Are you interested in photos and film and are between the ages of 16 and 21? We want to hear from you!

 

Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM
Download the Application Form HERE.

Scarborough Arts will be hosting a FREE intensive 8-week workshop with media artists Solana Cain and Chris Laxton. Over these 8 weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of photography and film-making and explore stories that matter to you! Topics that will be covered include: camera approach and practice, post-production, editing, and jobs and freelance opportunities.

PLUS: Films created during the run of EAST Animating Democracy will be premiered at the 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival—the biggest international film festival in Scarborough—in June 2017!

This is your chance to explore your passions through the lens! Ready to apply? Download the Application Form and send it back to Jen D. Fabico, Program Director at programs@scarborougharts.com. For more information, contact 416-698-7322. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM. Workshops take place on Wednesdays, 6-8 PM, at Warden Hilltop Community Centre on 25 Mendelssohn Street.”

 

Call for Submissions (locally & nationally): 15th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto)

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“Every year, we welcome films of all lengths and genres that reflect the multitude of experiences that make up our cities and communities. The Regent Park Film Festival is especially dedicated to showcasing works by Indigenous filmmakers and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by trans, queer and female identified filmmakers. We encourage local, national and international participation.  During the festival, we offer a school program, which is a fun film festival experience with educational programming specifically tailored to students and teachers from schools across the GTA.

WE INVITE FILMS FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

GENERAL PROGRAM: Features works by filmmakers from a multi-cultural and/or Aboriginal backgrounds and/or films that explore difference and solidarity, immigrant experiences, urbanization, cultural identity and resonate with the inner city, community based, trans-national and transient realities of Regent Park and similar communities in Toronto, in Canada, and all over the world.

EMERGING DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT: Features works created by emerging filmmakers under 26. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue within the community, as well as among the guest youth filmmakers from Regent Park and other parts of the world.

SCHOOL PROGRAM: Features works suitable for or Grade 1-8, featuring themes relevant and engaging for youth. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue within the community, as well as among the guest youth filmmakers from Regent Park and other parts of the world.”

For submission details, please visit www.regentparkfilmfestival.com

Program Highlight: Community Heartbeat (BluePrintForLife & BluePrint Pathways)

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“BluePrintForLife has now delivered over 120 projects in over 50 communities receiving national and international awards and recognition as a healing program. We have some exciting news ! Blueprint has developed a new mental health program to re-engage communities we have visited in the past, and engage youth who were to young to attend our program previously.

We will still deliver our flagship week intensive where we become the replacement school for a week, but we will not only employ traditional cultural elements but we will be designing a full community show incorporating, dance, stomping and drumming.

blueprint-troysextonWe are excited to highlight Troy Sexton who has toured the world in the musical Stomp and is currently the official bucket drummer for the Toronto Raptors basketball team. We will be creating a customized community show that represents elements reflective of each unique community we visit. We will be asking communities to lend things like oil drums, snowmobiles, canoes, kayaks, Kamitiks etc which will all help create the unique stage design the youth will be interacting with.

When we need a break from stomping, drumming and cultural activities we will be engaging the youth on topics that you want Blueprint to address such as bullying, drugs and alcohol, abuse, suicide, managing anger and healing paths. We will also be introducing meditation, journaling, and spoken word during the week.

Teachers, social workers, police, elders, recreation coordinators, and school counselors are strongly encouraged to attend as this is guaranteed to be amazing professional development and training for them, creating deeper relationships within the community.

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All of this will be filmed and a short video produced of the week and final show so the community can relive the pride, passion and hope. This program typically takes place from 9 am to 5 pm each day from Monday to Friday with the final night show being Friday evening.

Blueprint is looking at numerous funding opportunities to help subsidize our new program so that communities will not need to bear all of the cost. We are asking communities to send us a simple one page letter stating you are excited to look at Blueprint returning and engaging your youth on a range of mental health issues with this unique healing program. We will use these letters to assist in our search for funding.

Email Steve@blueprintforlife.ca if you are interested in having “Community Heartbeat“ come to your community. Mental Health letters of recommendation are available upon request.
We look forward to returning to your community, seeing old friends, and creating new ones.”

-submitted by BluePrintForLife

2017 Indigenous Education Week – Artist talk, hip hop, poetry, and more (Jan 23-27, Toronto)

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“ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The 2017 Indigenous Education Week at the University of Toronto will be held from January 22nd to the 27th. Indigenous Education Week is a series of events for students, staff, faculty, and the community to participate in and learn about Indigenous knowledges, nationhood, and the diversity of Indigenous nations.

January 22nd

DIGGING ROOTS
3-4:30 pm
Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free
website: http://harthouse.ca/events/sunday-concerts-digging-roots/

January 23rd

INDIGENOUS STUDIES STUDENTS’ UNION – OPEN HOUSE – OFFICE OPENING
11am-1pm
Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies
Lunch will be served.

January 24th

HERE ON FUTURE EARTH: AN ARTIST TALK WITH JOI T. ARCAND
Moderated by Dr. Karyn Recollet
2:00 pm
Main Activity Hall, Multi Faith Centre

STORYING TOGETHER: SCREENING OF WEAVING THE SASH AND SHARING CIRCLE
6:30-9 pm
East Common Room, Hart House
website: http://harthouse.ca/events/storying-together/

January 25th

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: HEALING FROM THE INSIDE OUT. A SELF CARE WORKSHOP WITH OPENING FROM ELDER ERNIE SANDY
12:00 pm
Turtle Lounge, Centre for Indigenous Studies
Facilitator: Bonnie Jane Maracle, Learning Strategist
Presented by Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement
Register by emailing: sage[at]utoronto.ca

FROM BASRA TO STANDING ROCK: DECOLONIAL LOVE, HIP HOP AND SOLIDARITY. DISCUSSION WITH QUESE IMC AND YASSIN “NARCY” ALSALMAN
2:00 pm
Debates Room at Hart House.
Moderated by Dr. Audrey Hudson. Opening by Brianna Briskool Olson.

TOBACCO TEACHING WITH TRADITIONAL OJIBWE TEACHER/KOKOMIS JACQUI LAVALLEY
5:00 pm
Peace Lounge, 7th Floor, OISE.
Presented by the Indigenous Education Network.
website: http://oise.utoronto.ca/ien/events.html

January 26th

THE SEVEN CRIES OF CREE YOUNG PEOPLE: THE INTERGENERATIONAL IMPACT OF ST. ANNE’S RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ON SURVIVORS. A TEACHING WITH ANDREW WESLEY
11:00 am
First Nations House Lounge

CLEARING A PATH: POETRY FOR A UNIFIED FUTURE. READINGS AND DISCUSSION WITH GWEN BENAWAY, LEE MARACLE, AND GREGORY SCOFIELD
2:00 pm
Debates Room at Hart House

January 27th

BEYOND THE BREAK: READING BY KATHERENA VERMETTE
2:00 pm
First Nations House Lounge
Moderated by Jamaias Da Costa. This event is followed by a closing reception.

First Nations House is located at 563 Spadina Ave., on the Third Floor.
There is an accessible entrance via Bancroft Avenue and an elevator at the back of the North Borden Building. First Nations House has a gender neutral restroom. If you require specific accommodations, please contact Susan at 416.978.8227.

We would like to acknowledge our partners in IEW 2017: Indigenous Education Network, OISE, Hart House, the Multi-Faith Centre, Indigenous Studies Student Union, Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (S.A.G.E.)”

-submitted by 4Rs Youth Movement

Profile Highlight: Dramatic Changes Artist Society (Halifax)

 

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at Artbridges.

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Dramatic Changes is a “not-for-profit organisation that aims to:
1) Create and present story-based art such as films, musicals, websites, songs, and games to raise awareness of social justice issues.
2) Amplify the voices of marginalised communities by supporting collaborations between community members and professional artists.
3) Support diversity in the arts industry
4) Provide arts mentorship to the community”

To read more about Dramatic Changes, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.