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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

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

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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