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Call for Entries: 17th 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 annual Opening Night tradition, 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 in front of a live audience for the chance to win a development deal with the CBC* and a $1000 cash reward, courtesy of RBC.

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.”

For full details, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Home Made Visible Closing Reception (Toronto)

Home Made Visible culminates in a public reception celebrating three years of preserving and engaging IBPOC archives. We have digitized over 200 home movies, and completed a nation-wide tour of 7 commissioned works reflecting on our complicated relationship to archives. For this reception, we bring together the incredible community of people that have made this project possible. Join us, as we bring this project to a close. All commissioned works will be on display, and for the first time, guests can also view the home movie collection of digitized IBPOC archives on exhibition.

RECEPTION DETAILS:
Friday July, 5th | 7:00-9:30 pm 
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9, Canada

EXHIBITION DETAILS
July 5th – 18th | 10:00am–6:00pm | Monday – Friday
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
Visit the Toronto Media Arts Centre during operating hours to view the installation by Melisse Watson and six short films by commissioned filmmakers on monitors.

ACCESSIBILITY 
All films have english captions. 
At TMAC all events and offices are located on the second and third floors, accessible via an elevator just inside the entrance. Interior galleries and event spaces are barrier-free. Visit the TMAC website for additional policies on accessibility. 
ASL interpretation is available for this event by 6pm Friday, June 28th. 
Childcare will be available for the reception.”

To register, please visit Home Made Visible’s event page.

-from Home Made Visible

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

Call for Applications: 8th Annual Charles Street Video/imagineNATIVE residency

imagineNATIVE is accepting applications for the annual Charles Street Video/imagineNATIVE Residency professional development commission program for Greater Toronto and Hamilton-Area based Indigenous filmmakers.

The eighth iteration of the annual Residency provides a mid-career artist support and skills development with new video-making technology which for THIS YEAR ONLY enhances the completion of a current production with a commitment to be completed for the 20th anniversary imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 22-26, 2019.”

For more information, please visit: imaginenative.org/csv-residency

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

Youth Volunteer Opportunity: Empathy Squad (FiXT POiNT, GTA)

Join the Empathy Squad!

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders age 18 – 30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your city. Investigate and share ideas on connection and growing empathy in the GTA. Give a voice to untold stories and celebrate unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet lots of new people, connect with your community and collaborate with future leaders across the city. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants will:

  • 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 in the city through community building dialogue

Program details:
Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. First group starts April 27, 2019.
See full program schedule

Apply
Application deadlines:
Group 1: March 26th 2019
Group 2 & 3: Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

This opportunity was made possible by Canada Service Corps”

For more information, please visit FiXT POiNT’s website

-submitted by FiXT POiNT
Read FiXT POiNT’s Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Artists’ Health Alliance Presents Animating Artists’ Health (Toronto)

 “THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019 @ 7 PM
OCAD University Room 190
100 MCCAUL STREET, TORONTO

A preview screening of eight short animations, created at TAIS over a short residency, that explore artists’ health & wellbeing.

RESTLESS – Tommy Truong
NOT MY TODAY – Emily Nixon
APPEARING FACES – Shelton Deverell
ACHES – Nikole Hidalgo McGregor
BURN OUT – Raoul Olou
ROOT CAUSES – M. C Cruz
MICHAEL – David Rendall
THIS BODY – Ess Joelle Kuzmiski

Trigger Warning: Animated films and Q&A discussion may contain sensitive content and/or potentially triggering material including issues of mental health, grief, death, and suicide.”

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for submissions, local and Canada-wide: The 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival

“We are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival! At the Regent ParkFilm Festival we’re committed keeping everything that we do free and accessible, including our submission process. Follow the link below to learn more about how to submit your film today!

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, Black filmmakers, and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by trans, queer, female identified filmmakers and filmmakers with disabilities. We encourage local, national and international participation.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59pm”

For more information, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Job Opportunity: Reel Youth Program Coordinator (British Columbia)

Reel Youth is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator to oversee a series of film programs and screenings, as well as to provide general administrative and filmmaking support to projects across Canada. You will be working from your home or our office on Cortes Island, with flexibility to determine your own schedule and location. Depending on your facilitation and film making skills, the job may also involve travel.

Start Date: Feb 18, 2019, or when the position is filled
Location: Cortes Island or home office in Vancouver or Lower Mainland (flexible)
Term: Feb 18, 2019 to Feb 14, 2020, or one year from the start date (with strong potential for extension based on performance and funding)
Salary: $36,000 – $45,000 per year (includes 2 weeks paid vacation), based on qualifications and experience
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk), flexible schedule

Reel Youth is a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada and internationally. Film production and distribution programs are designed to create positive change in young people’s lives through technical skill building, leadership training, creative collaboration with peers and mentors, and increased connection to community resources.”

For more information on the listing, please visit reelyouth.ca/jobposting.html

-from Reel Youth

Call to Indigenous Creators: Hothouse 12, Paid Apprenticeship at the NFB Animation Studio

“The National Film Board of Canada, in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, is seeking submissions from Indigenous filmmakers and artists of any age who are intrigued by animation art, for the 12th edition of Hothouse. This edition will be a 22-week paid apprenticeship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking and will be a mix of full-on training and part-time creating.

Orientation, initial training and post production services will take place at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal, which is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters as Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Once orientation is completed, selected participants will have the option of continuing to work on their projects either from Montreal or their residing territory (urban or remote). Equipment can be provided for those working from their home territory.

We are looking for two Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) artists residing in Canada who are willing and able to create in a hands-on animation experience. This is a chance to explore Indigenous storytelling/artistic practices through animation. Selected applicants will be supported by and paired up with an Indigenous Associate Producer, as well as an Indigenous Mentoring Director, who will both be there to assist each project through production from start to finish in this intensive experience. Hothouse is about re-imagining ways of making animation, ways that are faster, more flexible, and which embrace the many possibilities in the animation process while maintaining creative and technical excellence.”

For information on submission requirements and more, please visit: The National Film Board of Canada’s website.

-from The National Film Board of Canada

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