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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 PremiÚres 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 Ăąge, 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 accĂšs 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
OÙ: 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 rĂŽle, des membres et artistes du collectif Wapikoni prĂ©sentent une programmation spĂ©cialement concoctĂ©e par eux sur des thĂšmes 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’Ɠuvres et de contenus crĂ©Ă©e par des membres des PremiĂšres Nations, Inuit et MĂ©tis. ReflĂ©tant leur regard, leur histoire, leurs cultures et leurs traditions, cette programmation mettre en lumiĂšre une sensibilitĂ© artistique unique ! Soyez aux premiĂšres 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 connaĂźtre les Ɠuvres et les talents autochtones tout en contribuant Ă  leur rayonnement. Les WapiStories se rĂ©fĂšrent 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

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 20-25, Online)

“The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival announces the 21st Annual Festival will move online from October 20 – 25, 2020. imagineNATIVE will gather community for an online Festival to celebrate Indigenous storytelling in film, video, audio, digital and interactive art. This six-day online gathering will feature over 100 Indigenous artists from all over the world with an offering of live screenings, featured discussions, interactive engagements, live pitches, performances, virtual exhibitions, and other special events. 

In addition to artistic and industry offerings, imagineNATIVE will be ‘gifting from the spirit and for the spirit’. Items and goods will be gifted through physical and digital giveaways throughout the Festival highlighting Indigenous artists and companies. Grounded in expressions of generosity, the giveaways will acknowledge the continued support and work from our communities. This year will mark an opportunity for imagineNATIVE to mobilize and connect in new, creative and exciting ways!  

“With the community as a priority, the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be guided by Indigenous practices of gifting and reciprocity. To gift is an act of acknowledgement,” said Niki Little, Artistic Director. “It comes with notions of collective responsibility and opportunities to name relationships between nations.”  

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.”

For more information, please visit: https://imaginenative.org/

-from imagineNATIVE

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 SauvĂ©. A Q&A discussion with Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Fabrice Vil – moderated by NadĂšge 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 grĂące Ă  une programmation forte, diversifiĂ©e et audacieuse, entiĂšrement disponible EN LIGNE Ă  travers le Canada et dans le monde entier. Cette Ă©dition met en lumiĂšre 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 dĂ©butera mercredi le 23 septembre Ă  19h avec le film canadien Le Cubain (The Cuban) de Sergio Navarretta et mettant en vedette Louis Gossett Jr. Ensuite, dĂšs le 24 septembre 120 films provenant de 30 pays seront disponibles EN LIGNE jusqu’au 4 octobre. L’édition de cette annĂ©e se clĂŽturera avec le documentaire Black Boys de Sonia Lowman et produit par Malcom Jenkins, dĂ©fenseur pour les Saints de la Nouvelles-OrlĂ©ans, dans la NFL. La Passe Tout AccĂšs du FIFBM, donnant accĂšs Ă  tous les films de la programmation, est disponible dĂšs maintenant au coĂ»t spĂ©cial de 49$ sur le site web du Festival.

« La mission du Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al a toujours Ă©tĂ© de favoriser la diversitĂ© devant et derriĂšre la camĂ©ra, tout en nous ouvrant les yeux sur les rĂ©alitĂ©s noires Ă  travers des films riches et audacieux des quatre coins du globe. Cette Ă©dition historique virtuelle du FIFBM 2020 met l’accent sur des rĂ©alitĂ©s qui ont bousculĂ© les conventions, marquĂ© notre temps et changĂ© notre façon de voir le monde. Nous nous sentons privilĂ©giĂ©s de pouvoir amplifier la voix de plus de cinĂ©astes noirs Ă  un moment aussi important de notre histoire », a dĂ©clarĂ© Fabienne Colas, prĂ©sidente et fondatrice du FIFBM.

À NE PAS MANQUER :

L’espace BLACK MARKET du FIFBM dĂ©diĂ© Ă  l’industrie du cinĂ©ma 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?
  • OĂč est l’argent? Comment les crĂ©ateurs et producteurs noirs peuvent-ils accĂ©der Ă©quitablement au financement?
  • Les femmes noires derriĂšre 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 – prĂ©sentĂ© par Desjardins – permettra Ă  des jeunes d’avoir accĂšs GRATUITEMENT Ă  une cinĂ©-causerie le 25 septembre Ă  19h Ă  la Maison Culturelle et Communautaire de MontrĂ©al-Nord. La soirĂ©e s’ouvrira avec le court-mĂ©trage Mahalia Melts in The Rain de Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Emilie Mannering suivi du moyen-mĂ©trage documentaire Briser le Code de Nicolas Houde SauvĂ©. Une discussion avec Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Fabrice Vil – modĂ©rĂ©e par NadĂšge 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 cĂ©lĂ©bration du 40e anniversaire du film haĂŻtien ANITA rĂ©alisĂ© par Rassoul Labuchin qui met en vedette TiCorn, Chantal Guerrier et Magalie Marcelin – suivi d’une discussion avec l’équipe du film.

Autre nouveautĂ© cette annĂ©e, le PRIX CHOIX DU PUBLIC! Chaque dĂ©tenteur d’une Passe Tout AccĂšs du FIFBM aura la possibilitĂ© de voter pour ses films prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©s sur la plateforme de visionnement en ligne du Festival dans les catĂ©gories suivantes: Longs-mĂ©trages de fiction, Longs-mĂ©trages Documentaires, Moyens-mĂ©trages documentaires, Courts-mĂ©trages de fiction, Courts-mĂ©trages documentaires. Les gagnants seront annoncĂ©s 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 AccÚs sur www.MontrealBlackFilm.com

source : Festival International du Film Black de Montréal

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Sept 16-20, Online)

Celebrating Indigenous Arts in CyberSpace,
Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, Canada
Sept. 16-20, 2020


“The 9th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film and music from Canada and around the world.  The Festival takes place online over 5 days with films hosted on the festival website, and music performances live-streamed on social media.

This year’s festival has made the decision to present all film and arts programming online to prioritize the safety of festival goers, and to still continue to support and celebrate Indigenous artists.  

Our schedule includes 16 separate film programs, including 8 feature length films, and 64 short films, representing 10 different countries including: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greenland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

We’re honoured and delighted to be able to present all of this year’s programming and artistic talent, please join us virtually on the Asinabka Festival Website and on our social media.”

-from Asinabka Festival

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

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Empathy Squad! (FiXT POiNT)

Gather Oral Histories To Foster Empathy And Build Your Podcasting Skills.

Check out www.empathysquad.ca to see our work so far!

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, isolation, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral-storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral-history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience the forces of history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future. 

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants Will:

  • Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community
  • Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping and audio editing skills
  • Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection
  • Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation
  • Grow empathy from coast-to-coast through community-building dialogue

Program Details:

Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. The 4th cohort starts September 7th, 2020 and will be delivered virtually. Cohorts 5&6 are yet to be determined”

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply

-from FiXT POiNT