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Silver Scenes Film Festival (Nov 5-7)

“The festival, aimed at a multi-generational audience, will take place between November 5th November 7th, and is free!

The films reveal a deep intuitive understanding of the older person.

The impetus for this festival is concern about the serious problems faced by our elderly population which is increasing in age and numbers. Could the strongly embedded ageism in our culture have contributed to the neglect of our elders in long term care facilities?

A small group of volunteers has come together, in record time, to plan and program the first Silver Screens film festival.

Please visit www.silverscenes.org for more details and to register for free programming.”

-from Silver Scenes Film Festival

Appel de projets : Le studio virtuel / Call for Projects: Virtual Studio (Wapikoni mobile)

“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!

Si tu es un.e membre des Premières Nations, Inuit ou Métis, une personne créative, que tu as déjà fait un film et que tu as envie de faire un autre projet artistique, participe à la nouvelle cohorte!
Peu importe ton âge, tu peux y participer!

Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour dĂ©velopper et rĂ©aliser tes idĂ©es ! En solo ou en Ă©quipe ? Court mĂ©trage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinĂ©astes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont lĂ  pour t’appuyer.

Les prochaines cohortes
✨ 9 novembre au 11 dĂ©cembre 2020
✨ Janvier – FĂ©vrier 2021 (dates Ă  confirmer)

Pour participer:

  • Remplis le formulaire : http://tiny.cc/studiovirtuel
  • Avoir accès Ă  Internet, Ă  un ordinateur, Ă  une camĂ©ra et/ou un tĂ©lĂ©phone intelligent (si le projet nĂ©cessite des images)
  • S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durĂ©e totale du projet (5 semaines)

Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre Ă  23h59.
Des questions? Écris-nous à studiovirtuel[@]wapikoni.ca


The virtual studio is back and ready to welcome a new cohort.

If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Metis, a creative person, have already made a film and can’t wait to do another artistic project, then the virtual studio is for you! No matter your age!

The virtual studio is an online space to create and realize your ideas! Short film, podcast, photography project, journalistic capsule?… any type of project is possible! Individual or collective project? No worries! Our filmmaker-mentors and outreach workers are here to guide you.

The next cohorts:
✨November 9 – December 11 2020
✨ January – February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

To participate:

  • Fill out the form: http://tiny.cc/virtualstudio
  • Have Internet access
  • Have access to a laptop, a camera and/or smartphone (if to project involves images)
  • Be available at least 6 hrs per week for the duration of the project (5 weeks)

Sign up before July 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Questions? Write to us at studiovirtuel[@]wapikoni.ca”

-from Wapikoni mobile

Call for Entries: 18th Annual Regent Park Film Festival’s Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition

“The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit their short films and project proposals for our Closing Night event, the Emerging Directors Spotlight and Pitch Competition!

Part showcase and pitch event, this exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent, who then pitch their next project to a jury of industry experts. 

This year, there will be two categories, SCRIPTED and UNSCRIPTED. One winner in each category will receive a development deal from CBC* and $1000 from RBC. 

If you wish to be considered in both the SCRIPTED and the UNSCRIPTED categories, you must complete a separate application form and pitch for each. You will be a finalist in only one category.

The Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages and directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles. 

We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.

*Development at CBC

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/EDS/

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Age is More Virtual Film Program (Reel Youth)

“The Age is More Virtual Film Program was the first ever youth and seniors virtual film program. Young filmmakers from across Canada worked with seniors in Revera Retirement Residences to create a poem based on the impactful moments in their lives, and the seniors used iPads to record footage to accompany it.

These videos are a tribute to the ageless spirit of older Canadians, to life-long learning, and to building relationships between different generations.”

For more information and to view more films from the Age is More Virtual Film Program, please visit https://reelyouth.ca/ageismore-virtual-2020.html

-from Reel Youth

WapiStories : Courts métrages & discussions / Short Films and Q&A

“Le dernier vendredi du mois implique nouvel Ă©pisode de notre sĂ©rie WapiStories 

DĂ©couvrez une programmation spĂ©ciale sur la chasse et la cuisine automnale concoctĂ©e par Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, cinĂ©aste, modĂ©ratrice mais aussi Responsable Ă  la mobilisation et Ă  l’impact collectif au Wapikoni !

Ce sera aussi l’occasion d’Ă©changer et de discuter avec Eve Ringuette, cinĂ©aste Innu et membre elle aussi du collectif Wapikoni !

Joignez-vous Ă  nous EN DIRECT!

QUAND: Vendredi 25 septembre Ă  19h
OĂ™: EN DIRECT sur notre page Facebook

Que sont les WapiStories?
Il s’agit de la toute nouvelle sĂ©rie du Wapikoni, diffusĂ©e en ligne exclusivement sur Facebook !

Chaque mois, Ă  tour de rĂ´le, des membres et artistes du collectif Wapikoni prĂ©sentent une programmation spĂ©cialement concoctĂ©e par eux sur des thèmes et des sujets qui les inspirent ! Cette programmation est suivie d’échanges et de discussions avec un.e invitĂ©.e du collectif. DĂ©couvrez une variĂ©tĂ© d’œuvres et de contenus crĂ©Ă©e par des membres des Premières Nations, Inuit et MĂ©tis. ReflĂ©tant leur regard, leur histoire, leurs cultures et leurs traditions, cette programmation mettre en lumière une sensibilitĂ© artistique unique ! Soyez aux premières loges d’histoires captivantes, de parcours inspirants et d’échanges stimulants… Suivez les WapiStories tout au long de l’annĂ©e !

* * Les WapiStories favorisent la souverainetĂ© narrative, une valeur centrale du Wapikoni. L’objectif est de continuer Ă  faire connaĂ®tre les Ĺ“uvres et les talents autochtones tout en contribuant Ă  leur rayonnement. Les WapiStories se rĂ©fèrent au storytelling et cherchent, d’une certaine façon, Ă  rendre hommage aux traditions orales.


The last Friday of the month means it’s time for or a new WapiStories episode 

Discover a special program on hunting and fall coocking curated by Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, filmmaker, moderator but also Mobilization and Collective Impact Manager at Wapikoni!

A Q&A will follow with Eve Ringuette, Innu filmmaker and member of the Wapikoni collective as well. Join us LIVE!

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 7pm
WHERE: LIVE on our Facebook page

What are WapiStories?
It’s the brand new Wapikoni series, broadcasted online exclusively on Facebook!

Each month, in turn, members and artists of the Wapikoni collective present a program specially concocted by them on themes and topics that inspire them! This programming is followed by exchanges and discussions with a guest of the collective. Discover a variety of works and content created by First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis members. Reflecting their outlook, history, cultures and traditions, this programming highlights a unique artistic sensibility! Get a front-row seat to captivating stories, inspiring journeys and stimulating exchanges! Follow the WapiStories throughout the year!

* * WapiStories promote narrative sovereignty, a core value of Wapikoni. The goal is to continue to showcase Indigenous works and talents while contributing to their outreach. WapiStories refers to storytelling and seeks, in a way, to pay tribute to oral traditions.”

For more information, please visit WapiStories’ event page

-from Wapikoni mobile

Montreal International Black Film Festival / Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (Sept 23 – Oct 4)

“Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), has unveiled the programming for its 16th edition. The MIBFF returns for a meaningful 16th edition that promises to inspire through a strong, diverse, and bold programming, available entirely ONLINE across Canada and around the World, which highlights important topics such as the Environment, Immigration, Music, Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Systemic Racism, LGBTQ identity and Black Lives Matter.

The Festival will open on Wednesday, September 23 at 7PM with a Canadian film, Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban starring Louis Gossett Jr. Then at 11PM, 120 uncut films from 30 countries, will be available ONLINE until October 4. This year’s edition will close with Sonia Lowman’s Black Boys, produced by NFL New Orleans Saints’ safety Malcolm Jenkins. All Access Passes – giving access to the whole film selection ONLINE – are available for purchase for a special price of $49 at the Festival’s website.

‘The mission of the Montreal International Black Film Festival has always been to foster diversity off and on screen while opening our eyes to Black realities through rich and daring films from around the globe. This historic 2020 Online edition highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world. We feel privileged to be able to amplify the voices of more Black Filmmakers at such an important time in our history.’ Said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the MIBFF

MUST SEE PANELS AND EVENTS:

The MIBFF BLACK MARKET space dedicated to the cinema industry with some powerful & FREE panel discussions:

  • Racebending in Film and Television: How do we Change and Overcome this Practice?
  • Black Stories Matter: How to Get More Authentic Black Stories Produced on Film & TV?
  • Show me the Money? How can Black Creators and Producers Access Funding Equitably?
  • Black Women Behind the Lens: Overcoming Industry Obstacles and Getting their Films Produced.
  • Meet the Filmmakers: Meet several Filmmakers of this year’s festival, in this interactive and informative panel.

Co-presented by Téléfilm Canada and Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

The MIBFF IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – presented by Desjardins – which this year will give youth FREE access to a movie discussion on September 25 at 7PM at the Cultural and Community House in Montreal North. The evening will open with the short Mahalia Melts in The Rain by Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Emilie Mannering followed by the mid-length documentary Briser le Code by Nicolas Houde Sauvé. A Q&A discussion with Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Fabrice Vil – moderated by Nadège St-Philippe, will follow the screenings.

The MIBFF KIDS PROGRAM which will inspire children through the discovery of Black stories.

A movie-discussion celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Haitian film ANITA directed by Rassoul Labuchin, starring TiCorn, Chantal Guerrier and Magalie Marcelin – will be presented FREE online.

Also introducing this year, the PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD! Every MIBFF All Access Pass holder will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite films on the Festival’s online streaming platform in the following categories: Narrative Features, Feature Documentaries, Mid-Length Documentaries, Narrative Short Films, Documentary Short Films. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 5.

The 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, will be presented by Quebecor in collaboration with Desjardins from September 23 to October 4, 2020.

To learn more, please visit: www.montrealblackfilm.com


“Le plus grand festival de films black au Canada, le Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (FIFBM) a dĂ©voilĂ© la programmation de sa 16e Ă©dition. Le FIFBM revient pour une 16e Ă©dition significative qui promet d’inspirer grâce Ă  une programmation forte, diversifiĂ©e et audacieuse, entièrement disponible EN LIGNE Ă  travers le Canada et dans le monde entier. Cette Ă©dition met en lumière des sujets importants tels que l’environnement, l’immigration, la musique, les droits humains, les droits des femmes, le racisme systĂ©mique, l’identitĂ© LGBTQ et le Black Lives Matter.

Le Festival débutera mercredi le 23 septembre à 19h avec le film canadien Le Cubain (The Cuban) de Sergio Navarretta et mettant en vedette Louis Gossett Jr. Ensuite, dès le 24 septembre 120 films provenant de 30 pays seront disponibles EN LIGNE jusqu’au 4 octobre. L’édition de cette année se clôturera avec le documentaire Black Boys de Sonia Lowman et produit par Malcom Jenkins, défenseur pour les Saints de la Nouvelles-Orléans, dans la NFL. La Passe Tout Accès du FIFBM, donnant accès à tous les films de la programmation, est disponible dès maintenant au coût spécial de 49$ sur le site web du Festival.

« La mission du Festival International du Film Black de Montréal a toujours été de favoriser la diversité devant et derrière la caméra, tout en nous ouvrant les yeux sur les réalités noires à travers des films riches et audacieux des quatre coins du globe. Cette édition historique virtuelle du FIFBM 2020 met l’accent sur des réalités qui ont bousculé les conventions, marqué notre temps et changé notre façon de voir le monde. Nous nous sentons privilégiés de pouvoir amplifier la voix de plus de cinéastes noirs à un moment aussi important de notre histoire », a déclaré Fabienne Colas, présidente et fondatrice du FIFBM.

Ă€ NE PAS MANQUER :

L’espace BLACK MARKET du FIFBM dédié à l’industrie du cinéma avec des tables rondes puissantes et GRATUITES:

  • « Racebending » dans le cinĂ©ma et la tĂ©lĂ©vision: Comment changer et surmonter cette pratique?
  • Black Stories Matter (Les Histoires noires comptent) : Comment obtenir plus d’histoires noires authentiques produites au cinĂ©ma et Ă  la tĂ©lĂ©vision?
  • OĂą est l’argent? Comment les crĂ©ateurs et producteurs noirs peuvent-ils accĂ©der Ă©quitablement au financement?
  • Les femmes noires derrière la camĂ©ra: Surmonter les obstacles de l’industrie et produire leurs films.
  • Rencontrez les cinĂ©astes: Rencontrez plusieurs cinĂ©astes du festival de cette annĂ©e, dans ce panel interactif et informatif.

Co-présenté par Téléfilm Canada et le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

Le FIFBM DANS LES QUARTIERS – présenté par Desjardins – permettra à des jeunes d’avoir accès GRATUITEMENT à une ciné-causerie le 25 septembre à 19h à la Maison Culturelle et Communautaire de Montréal-Nord. La soirée s’ouvrira avec le court-métrage Mahalia Melts in The Rain de Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Emilie Mannering suivi du moyen-métrage documentaire Briser le Code de Nicolas Houde Sauvé. Une discussion avec Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Fabrice Vil – modérée par Nadège St-Philippe, suivra les projections.

Le PROGRAMME JEUNESSE DU FIFBM qui inspirera les enfants à travers la découverte de films sur les réalités noires.

La célébration du 40e anniversaire du film haïtien ANITA réalisé par Rassoul Labuchin qui met en vedette TiCorn, Chantal Guerrier et Magalie Marcelin – suivi d’une discussion avec l’équipe du film.

Autre nouveauté cette année, le PRIX CHOIX DU PUBLIC! Chaque détenteur d’une Passe Tout Accès du FIFBM aura la possibilité de voter pour ses films préférés sur la plateforme de visionnement en ligne du Festival dans les catégories suivantes: Longs-métrages de fiction, Longs-métrages Documentaires, Moyens-métrages documentaires, Courts-métrages de fiction, Courts-métrages documentaires. Les gagnants seront annoncés le lundi 5 octobre.

Le 16e Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (FIFBM), crĂ©Ă© par la Fondation Fabienne Colas, prĂ©sentĂ© par QuĂ©becor en collaboration avec Desjardins, se tiendra du 23 septembre au 4 octobre 2020.”

Tous les détails et Passes Tout Accès sur www.MontrealBlackFilm.com

source : Festival International du Film Black de Montréal

Call for Applications: Tibetan Youth Film Intensive (Made in Exile)

“Tashi Delek!

MADE IN EXILE is pleased to announce the call for applications for our Film Intensive in partnership with Charles Street Video (CSV). This 4 month program will allow aspiring filmmakers to learn the craft of filmmaking through mentorship, resource-sharing and workshops with local guest artists.Through the medium of filmmaking, this program aims to encourage young Tibetans to explore their artistic visions and strengthen their storytelling abilities. The program will require the participants to attend a series of workshops on filmmaking which will then culminate in the participants producing their own short-film. At the end of the program, the participants will get an opportunity to publicly screen their film as a co-presentation with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

All the facilitation will be carried out by local Indigenous artists as we centre the understanding that our stories here as Tibetan exiles are also unfolding on Indigenous land and we find it imperative to bridge our communities.

The program will follow the outline below:

Learning & Development Phase
This part of the program will focus on establishing a camera-to-human relationship. Participants will receive workshops at the CSV facilities from local filmmakers in the city. Topics include: Short Film Script Writing, Production, Direction & Cinematography. Participants will go through concept development and planning, filming and media organization for the production and post-production phase.

Production Phase
In the production phase, participants will work with a production manager, assemble their film crew and shoot their films.

Post-production
Editing Workshops! Once all the filming and media organization is done, participants will be editing and mastering their films, which will be presented at a community screening to showcase and celebrate the work created in the program. Co-presented by imagiNATIVE Film & Media Festival.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

  • Must be between 16 to 29 years of age (by application date)
  • Must identity as a Tibetan
  • Must be living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), within commuting distance from the city in order to access CSV workshops and equipment
  • Must have some prior experience in photography/writing or/and film
  • Must be available every Saturday from September to December for guest artists workshops

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The program aims to be in person as we are now in Stage 3 and there will be safety measures and protocols in place to ensure best efforts to keep everyone safe. Participants should be aware that due to the uncertainty of the Covid crisis, we might have to shift our programming to a virtual platform and we expect them to have some flexibility.

DEADLINE: Saturday August 29th, 2020 by 11:59pm EST.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://forms.gle/msay149SFx73JmrL6

-from Made in Exile

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