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Call for Submissions: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

“The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival screens the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world. This years festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screenings on the beautiful Victoria Island, 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, an art exhibition openings at Gallery 101 and the Knot Project Space, as well as matinee film screenings, an Indigenous fashion show, and live Indigenous music. This years festival will also include a presentation of our Indigenous Sound/Tracks commissioning project, pairing up 4 video-makers with 4 musicians to collaborate on entirely new audiovisual spectacles.

How to Submit:

The Asinabka Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or that focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.

Email submissions are welcome. There is no submission fee.

DEADLINE: Monday, May 14, 2018

To find out more visit: http://asinabkafestival.org/Submit.html

Or Submit via Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Asinabka

-from Asinabka Festival

Sharing the stories of refugees to Canada; digital stories, videos, performances, art (North York Community House, Toronto)


North York Community House is pleased to be recognizing April as Refugee Rights Month by hosting a free community education event called Once Upon a Refugee.

Through Digital Story videos, performances, art and guest speakers, we hope to amplify the voices of refugees from all over the world who have made Toronto their home. Our event will highlight the challenges that refugees must overcome in establishing themselves in a new country, as well as celebrate the accomplishments that they have made – often against all odds.

We invite you to join us to explore the refugee experience, hear several individual stories and participate in a dialogue about this important aspect of our community life.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen Street West (Committee Room 1)
Free
Refreshments will be provided.”

For more information and to RSVP, please visit nych.ca/refugeestories

-from North York Community House website

Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Mar 29-Apr 1)

“The Dawson City International Short Film Festival sprang into action in 2000, as a project of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and a few ambitious and creative film enthusiasts from the community. KIAC is an arts centre founded and governed by the Dawson City Arts Society (DCAS) that offers a range of programming; including community courses in visual and performing arts, an annual arts festival, the film festival, an art camp for kids, an artist-run centre (the ODD Gallery and residencey program) and much more.

Every Easter weekend, The Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) opens its arms to a migration of film lovers for a four-day celebration of short film. The festival presents films of all genres from around the world as well as those made in the Yukon. Special events such as panel discussions, meet and greets, workshops, and awards continue to boost professional contacts and marketing opportunities for filmmakers, providing a unique networking environment.”

For the full schedule, please visit dawsonfilmfest.com/program18.html

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture newsletter
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Profile Highlight: Hands On Media Education

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.

 

Hands On Media is at the forefront of the Media Education movement in Canada. By providing customized production-based media and digital literacy workshops, Hands on Media offers educators, students and private organizations highly effective opportunities to engage with the evolving landscape of media education. Hands on Media workshops are designed to adapt to the topics and themes being covered in any classroom or workplace, while developing valuable and transferable skills. All workshops provide opportunities to reflect and discuss the rights and responsibilities of individuals engaging in the digital media environment by encouraging participants to reflect on their digital identities and roles as responsible digital citizens.”

To read more about Hands On Media, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applicants: 5th Annual CSIF + imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program (Alberta)

Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film that would benefit from professional and creative mentorship?

 CSIF and imagineNATIVE are proud to present their 5th annual Mentorship Program.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore filmmaking and shoot, edit and produce your short film through the use of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities.

Your film will have its world premiere on the big screen at the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival from October 17–21, 2018 in Toronto!

The successful applicant will be provided with a full CSIF Membership and be eligible to enroll in any training workshop offered during their Winter and Spring 2017 calendar of workshops. You will be paired with CSIF’s knowledgeable staff to help you through the various stages of development, production and post-production of your project.

The successful applicant will receive the opportunity to use the CSIF’s extensive equipment and facilities for their film. As every film is unique, equipment and facilities access will be established in the development phase at the CSIF’s discretion. A CSIF member will mentor the successful applicant with advice and creative support for the duration of the project.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000 CAD bursary as a commission fee and to put towards production costs. All other additional equipment, facilities, and production costs will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

The artist will be provided with an Artist Delegate Pass to attend all of the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film +media arts festival programming and social and professional development activities, should they be able to attend the festival. Travel and accommodation will not be provided.

Please note: Projects must be realistic in scope and subject matter for the resources provided, as they must be completed and delivered as a digital file by September 9, 2018. Film information and stills for publications will be required by the end of July 2018. The successful applicant will sign an agreement contract for the duration of their participation in the mentorship.

For more information, please visit csif.org

-from CSIF
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Spectrum Productions 8th Annual Gala and Screening / 8e Gala-Bénéfice Annuel (Montréal)

“Come support Spectrum Productions and celebrate the work of over 60 youth on the autism spectrum who participated in Spectrum’s summer camp programming. A selection from the 90 short films created will be screened at this family-friendly event along with food, drinks and a silent auction. This unique screening gives you a glimpse into the creativity and talent of these young filmmakers.

Venez célébrer le travail de plus de 60 jeunes atteints d’un trouble du spectre de l’autisme qui ont participé à nos camps de jour en 2017. La projection de 80 courts métrages créés sera projetée lors de cet événement familial. Le tout agréablement accompagné d’un délicieux en-cas , de cocktails et d’un encan silencieux.

Venez nombreux!

Sun, 19 November 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Rialto Theatre
5723 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4H2″

-from Spectrum Productions
To read more about Spectrum Productions, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Home Made Visible – Call for Home Videos: Regent Park Film Festival (Canada-wide)

“The Canadian archives are lacking in home movie footage from Indigenous people and Visible Minorities. As old film and videotapes threaten to fall apart with time, Home Made Visible works to preserve this history, celebrate the joy captured in home movies, and explore how archives have the power to shape who we become and how we relate to one another.

Home Made Visible takes place in three parts, from 2017-2019. The project:

    1. Invites Indigenous people and Visible Minorities across Canada to digitize and archive home movies from the 20th century.
    2. Engages Indigenous and Visible Minority media artists to create works that explore how archives shape the ways we engage with the colonial system and think about collaboration and coexistence between our many communities. (Note: These media artists do not use home movies collected through Home Made Visible in their project. They work with researched materials of their own.) Click here to participate as a filmmaker.
    3. Tours an exhibit of the completed artworks, and selected clips of home movies across Canada, to start conversations on how our diverse histories converge on this land and reimagine the terms in which we shape our shared future.”

To digitize footage and contribute to the archive please contact Home Made Visible!

Home Made Visible is a project of the Regent Park Film Festival. The 15th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs from November 15-18, 2017, visit regentparkfilmfestival.com for more information.

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

15th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 15-18, Toronto)

“Join the Regent Park Film Festival in celebrating 15 years of storytelling!

Toronto’s only free community film festival returns Nov. 15-18th with culturally diverse film screenings, interactive workshops, panels, virtual reality experiences and more!

Tickets are FREE and complimentary childcare is available onsite.

To view the full schedule and reserve your seats please visit our website.”

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

Call for Participants: Youth Queer Media Program (Fairy Tales Presentation Society, Calgary)

“Applications for our 2018 program are now open!

Share your story and your unique perspective on queer identity for youth today. The program is open to any youth 16-24 years of age, and no previous film experience is required.

Short films can be of any genre or type and final films can be up to 15 minutes long. Get creative, and propose an idea that excites you! What kinds of unique perspectives do you want to bring to an audience? What side of the story do you want to tell? Use this opportunity to explore the concepts of queer identity that interest you.

The Youth Queer Media Program (YQMP) gives audiences the opportunity to look through the eyes of our emerging filmmakers, and gives the filmmakers the tools and resources to share their perspective. This annual program runs December – March for youth ages 16-24 and provides the time and tools to create a short film, including workshops with industry professionals in storyboarding, editing, filming, and production. The program culminates in the world premiere of the films at the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival in May, and the opportunity for additional screenings as they arise.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15th, 2017

For more information and to download the application form, please visit: www.fairytalesfilmfest.com/yqmp

-from Fairy Tales Presentation Society website
To read more about Fairy Tales Presentation Society, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 18-22, Toronto)

“The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival today announced the full programming for the Festival, running October 18-22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. imagineNATIVE will present over 100 feature films, documentaries, shorts, and music videos created by Indigenous filmmakers with almost three quarters of the films (72%) made by Indigenous female directors.

imagineNATIVE’s opening night gala on Wednesday, October 18 will be Waru a film directed by eight Māori women, telling the story of Waru, a young boy who dies at the hands of his caregiver. Each director tackles a ten-minute segment of Waru to create one complete, remarkable story through the lens of multiple family and community members as they deal with the horrific loss. On Sunday, October 22, the closing night gala will be The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Métis/Dene award-winning filmmaker, Marie Clements.

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Highlights from imagineNATIVE‘s feature film programs include Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, the true-crime story revolving around a captivating reclusive woman from a small northern Manitoba reserve whose catfishing of an NBA superstar made international headlines; Sweet Country, from director Warwick Thornton and starring Hamilton Morris and Sam Neill in a period western set on the Northern Territory frontier; Juliana & the Medicine Fish, starring Adam Beach and Emma Tremblay; Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film; and Kayak to Klemtu, the first feature film by Zoe Hopkins.

imagineNATIVE will also include a diverse selection of short film programs including the return of The Witching Hour, the annual midnight horror/comedy series; Receptors, a series of experimental, dramatic, and documentary shorts; Ambient Light, shedding a light on the polar region with five shorts from Sweden, Greenland and North America; and Channel 51 Igloolik, celebrating 30 years of Inuit video art with a world premiere screening of Bowhead Whale Hunting with My Ancestors by Carol Kunnuk and Zacharias Kunuk – the first episode from the seven-part television series, Hunting with my Ancestors.

imagineNATIVE is also proud to announce that Cree actor, humanitarian and activist Tina Keeper will receive the 2017 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. Tina Keeper will receive her award at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival’s Awards Presentation on Sunday, October 22 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

imagineNATIVE will present A Wall is a Screen, a nighttime event that is part-walking-tour and part-film-screening that transforms the way people look at and interact with their city by projecting short films onto various surfaces. This will be the first time ever A Wall is a Screen will feature all Indigenous-made short films.

imagineNATIVE‘s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns with live performances from Mob BounceKayla BriëtZiibiwan, and DJ Kookum, and a screening of eight music videos by Indigenous filmmakers and musicians.

The Digital Media Art+Cade, sponsored by Rezolution Pictures/Schoolü, returns to imagineNATIVE with projects including: The Cache, a digital photo essay from the Ammaaq family, who live north of the Arctic Circle; Standing Rock: People and Pride, an audio documentary by Kim Wheeler; Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, a video game testing the mental might of the player; Impossible to Contain, a 360 video doc about the aftermath of a diesel spill in the waters of Bella Bella, BC; Purity & Decay, a video game utilizing the popular Telltale adventure game style; Thunderbird Strike, a 2D sidescroller game with the player flying from the Tar Sands to the Great Lakes as a thunderbird protecting Turtle Island; He Ao Kotahi, a web series featuring Māori artists in Palestine; and XINONA, a digital animation essay set in an alternative universe where planets are made of kale, kombucha and beer.

imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl will include three different locations, showcasing eight exhibitions at seven different galleries. This year’s Art Crawl will begin at OCADU with two exhibitions: For This Land: Inside Elemental and raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000–2015). The Art Crawl will then move to the 401 Richmond building with five Exhibition Premieres including: Mourning and Mayhem: The work of Adrian Stimson at A Space Gallery; Channel 51: Igloolik – The Filmmaking Process, at Trinity Square Video; Skawennati: for the ages, at The Commons; Territ-Aur(i)al Imprints at Prefix Gallery; and Raven Chacon: Report at YYZ Artists’ Outlet. The evening will end with Installation Preview: Transmissions Part II at Wallace Studios, a behind-the-scenes preview of filmmaker Lisa Jackson’s first art exhibition Transmissions, as well as watching the filming of Unearthed, a live performance that will be a centrepiece of the installation.

imagineNATIVE’s FREE Industry Series, presented by CBC and CBC Docs, returns with leading professionals from around the world teaching and discussing topics relevant to Indigenous media creators. The Industry Series running October 19 to 21 will open with a launch and details of the new imagineNATIVE Institute, panels including topics surrounding Indigenous protocols in film and media, the first ever Web Series pitch competition, networking events, and a Sound Design Masterclass with Māori artist Dave Whitehead, with credits on major motion pictures and shows including District 9, The Hobbit, Arrival and Netflix’s Okja.

The full schedule for the 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is now available online at imaginenative.org/calendar.”

-from ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival news release
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