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Call for Applications: If You Ask Me (Workman Arts)

If You Ask Me (IYAM) is a free program that supports emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to develop a short film in the company of like-minded peers in a supportive environment. Over the summer, a small group of filmmakers will be selected to engage in workshops led by industry professionals and receive mentorship from IYAM alumni. Workshop topics include: developing a script, production, directing, cinematography, editing, and sound. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to screen their work at the 28th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival currently set to run October 15-25, 2020.

This year IYAM will run virtually! Under the current conditions of self-distancing, filmmakers will be asked to push their own creative constraints by adopting strategies for filmmaking from home. Filmmakers will negotiate what it means to explore stories of mental health at this time and how recent global changes will affect a generation of filmmakers. All genre of film are welcome, such as documentary, experimental, fiction, and animation; all devices for filmmaking are welcome, whether it is phone, tablet, or any variety of camera!

Each filmmaker will receive:

  • access to bi-weekly skill-building workshops
  • personalized mentorship
  • a screening opportunity at The Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM)
  • a festival pass to attend all RWM events
  • connections with film and festival networks and potential collaborators
  • future leadership opportunities with IYAM and Workman Arts

In order to be eligible for IYAM, you must be:

  • between the ages of 16-25.
  • be available from July to September to attend bi-weekly workshops and RWM.
  • have the ability to join online workshops.

The application form for IYAM 2020 can be found here.
The deadline for applications is June 8th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

For more information, please visit: https://workmanarts.com/opportunities/iyam-open-call/

-from Workman Arts

I Am Prince George Online Filmmaking Program (Reel Youth)

“We may be in self-isolation, but we are in this together. The COVID-19 pandemic is distancing us, so Reel Youth and the Connaught Youth Centre are presenting a fun and creative way to connect with each other, and make films in response to this important time in history.

Community will not be cancelled!

THE I AM PRINCE GEORGE ONLINE FILM PROGRAM is a free online program enabling young people to connect with each other and create strong films. Reel Youth facilitators will lead guided creative writing and filmmaking activities that will capture personal stories and experiences while living through the Covid-19 pandemic. No previous experience is necessary! 

Participants aged 10-14 from Prince George area will be selected, to create their own short film. The strongest films will be distributed through Reel Youth & Connaught Youth Centre’s online media channels and Telus Video-on-Demand streaming service.

PROGRAM DETAILS

THE I AM PRINCE GEORGE ONLINE FILM PROGRAM includes six online sessions (90 mins each) for participants to gather with Reel Youth facilitators over ZOOM and create community through the media arts. You will be introduced to principles of filmmaking, and practice media production skills by shooting and editing an original short video from home. You will need access to a smartphone or a video camera, and a laptop or computer in order to participate. All participants will be provided with a licence for Adobe Rush for editing your film.”

For more information, please visit: https://reelyouth.ca/princegeorge2020-virtual.html

-from Reel Youth

ReelAbilities Film Festival (May 20-24, online)

“The 5th Annual Toronto ReelAbilities Film Festival Goes Online!
Seven Feature Films, Eight Shorts and more!

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns for its 5th Anniversary with a twist – now it’s all online! From May 20 – 24, 2020 ReelAbilities Film Festival will showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

ReelAbilities Film Festival traditionally offers film screenings, artist Q&As, workshops, and events in various venues across Toronto, but in 2020 ReelAbilities will present over 15 film screenings, panels, workshops and events via interactive online presentations.

We are thrilled to bring ReelAbilities online – where we can reach even more people. We’re excited to showcase amazing films and the creativity of disability and Deaf cultures. We’re pleased that we can continue to host important conversations, highlight and convene fantastic filmmakers, directors, actors and writers, and provide a platform for learning about accessible media,” said Liviya Mendelsohn, Artistic Director of ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto.

Highlights from the 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival include the following films: Code of the Freaks, a blistering critique of Hollywood representations of disabled characters; Kupenda, where three determined teenagers set out to challenge their community’s long-held stigma against disability and climb Mount Kilimanjaro; Sock Guys, a peek inside a business owned and operated by a young man with Down Syndrome and his father, where people with intellectual disabilities work alongside their neurotypical colleagues; and From My Side of the Spectrum, the winner of the first ever Sandra Carpenter ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival Student Film Award by 16 year old student filmmaker Aiden Lee. 

We are delighted to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of the ReelAbilities Film Festival virtually. This year’s fantastic selection of films spans globally and brings forth stories from Deaf and disability communities that offer thought-provoking cultural critiques, feature the outstanding achievements of our communities, and revel in our vibrant lives. Now more than ever, in this trying and isolating time, it is vital to have welcoming forums like ReelAbilities that make space for us to come together, partake in enriching discussions and collectively enjoy the remarkable artistic contributions of these filmmakers,” said Linda Luarasi, ReelAbilities juror.

Full programming for ReelAbilities Film Festival will be announced shortly. Additional events including the ReelAbilities Comedy Night, ReelDance, and ReelEducation matinees have been postponed until late 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://reelabilities.org/toronto/

-from ReelAbilities Film Festival

REMEMBER THIS: A free online film program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

REMEMBER THIS is a free, inter-generational, online program engaging people to connect with each other and create films. Reel Youth facilitators will lead guided creative writing and filmmaking activities that will capture people’s experiences, wisdom, and relationship to the land while living through the Covid-19 pandemic. No experience is necessary! 

Up to 60 participants from across British Columbia will be selected, based on geographic diversity, to create their own short film. The strongest films will be distributed through Reel Youth & Real Estate Foundation of BC’s online media channels and mixed together in a summary video.

REMEMBER THIS includes six online sessions (90 mins each) for participants of all ages to gather with Reel Youth facilitators over ZOOM and create community through the media arts. You will be introduced to principles of filmmaking as a tool for social change, and practice media production skills by shooting and editing an original short video from home. You will need access to a smartphone, tablet, or a video camera and computer in order to participate.

Sessions are from 10:30am to 12pm PDT on:

Tuesday, April 14
Wednesday, April 15
Friday, April 17
Monday, April 20
Friday, April 24
Monday, April 27

Application deadline is April 10th at 12pm.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.rememberthis.online/

-from Reel Youth

ReelAbilities Film Festival (Toronto)

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns to Toronto for the fourth year in a row, May 24 – June 2, 2019, ReelAbilities Film Festival will also include filmmaker Q&As, dance performances, workshops and an Accessible Comedy Night.

ReelAbilities Film Festival will screen over 20 films including Dan Habib’s Intelligent Lives at the opening night gala on Wednesday, May 29, and Sophie Robinson’s Me, My, Mouth and I at the closing night gala on Saturday, June 2. Intelligent Lives is a feature length documentary about three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto
May 24 – June 2, 2019
Matinee screenings are FREE
Evening Screenings are $12 – $30
Discounted ticket prices are available for seniors, post-secondary students and those experiencing financial barriers.
Screenings are free for support persons and students up to Grade 12.

For more information and for the full schedule, please visit: http://www.reelabilities.org/toronto

Home Made Visible National Tour


“HMV goes on tour to 16 locations nationwide! Home Made Visible brings a personal lens to Indigenous and visible minority archives through FREE exhibitions, screenings, and workshops in libraries across Canada.

The exhibition consists of six short films and a mixed media installation by our commissioned artists. See their works in person at the libraries and sign up for workshops to learn how to building on your own personal archive.

Exhibition: All films are available to screen on a designated screening computer at the featured branch.
Screening: A one time screening of the program that includes a Q&A with the Project’s filmmakers.
Workshop: Come out and build your own archives!
Installation: A mixed media installation Reunion by Melisse Watson.”

For more information on the tour, please visit Home Made Visible.

-from Home Made Visible website

Spectrum Productions 9th Annual Gala and Screening / 9e Gala-Bénéfice Annuel (Montréal)


“Walk the red carpet with Spectrum’s exceptional young filmmakers!

Join us at this family-friendly screening showcasing the cinematic achievements of over 60 youth on the autism spectrum who attended Spectrum’s 2018 summer camps. From animation to action and everything in between, we’ll present a diverse set of shorts that will inspire and entertain!

Last year, over 650 guests helped us raise $55,000 with all proceeds going towards supporting Spectrum’s unique programming. With your help we can surpass that and set a new fundraising record!

You can find more information about Spectrum at www.productionsspectrum.com and join the conversation on social media using #wizarddonkeymagic, #opportunitiesforautism #changingtheconversation #spectrumproductions

Défilez sur le tapis rouge avec les jeunes réalisateurs exceptionnels de Spectrum !

Les réalisations cinématographiques de plus de 60 jeunes autistes qui ont participé aux camps d’été 2018 de Spectrum seront projetées lors de ce gala destiné à toute la famille. Venez voir ces courts métrages inspirants et divertissants, très variés en tout genre, de l’animation à l’action!

L’an dernier, plus de 650 invités nous ont permis de recueillir 55  000 $. Tous les profits ont été versés au programme d’activités uniques offertes par Spectrum. Avec votre aide, cette année, nous pourrons dépasser ce montant et établir un nouveau record pour notre collecte de fonds  !

Vous trouverez plus d’informations sur Spectrum à www.productionsspectrum.com. Participez à la conversation sur les médias sociaux #wizarddonkeymagic, #opportunitiesforautism #changingtheconversation #spectrumproductions”

-from Spectrum Productions
Read Spectrum Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 14-17, Toronto)

The Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. In addition to our annual Festival, now in its 16th year, we offer year-round programming at no cost.

The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs November 14-17, 2018

For more information on the festival programming and ticketing, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival
Read Regent Park Film Festival’s profile on ArtBridges’  Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 17)

“The Reelworld Film Festival is a recognized partner of Telefilm’s Talent To Watch program. All of our E20 applicants are eligible to apply for this funding through our Emerging 20 program.

Are you an Indigenous or racialized filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Then apply for the Emerging 20 Program by August 17, 2018.

ABOUT
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.

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to 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.

After the program has concluded, E20 participants will become eligible to apply for up to $125,000 from Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program to make their first web series or feature film.

APPLY HERE

For more information, please visit reelworld.ca

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

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Aug 8-12, Algonquin Territory)

August 8-12, 2018
Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory
Ottawa • Canada

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to announce our 7th annual festival, screening the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world.

Highlights:

This year’s festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screening on the beautiful Asinabka (Victoria Island), 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, Matinee Film Screenings at the Odawa Friendship Centre, our Hot Culture Art Exhibition Openings at Gallery 101, a Latinx Indigenous Fashion Show, as well as our Sound/Tracks presentation of audio-visual performances in partnership with SAW Video, and our evening of live contemporary Indigenous music.

Our 2018 program and entire festival schedule is published on our website:
www.asinabkafestival.org

-from the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival