imagineNATIVE Correspondent - CBC News
We have an exciting and unique career-building opportunity for one Aboriginal youth (age 18-27) interested in gaining journalism skills at this year's imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Learn how to cover special events for one of Canada's learning news sources, and gain hands on training and invaluable job skills.
CBC is seeking two Aboriginal interns who will write about their experience at this year's imagineNATIVE Festival. Individuals will be selected to provide coverage of the 5 day festival (Oct. 14-18 in Toronto). The individual selected will work directly with a CBC News staff who will edit and oversee their work. They will be provided with all-access passes to the festival, and be assigned to cover special events and screenings at the festival. Interviews with artist will be arranged, and coverage will be posted daily on the CBC.ca/aboriginal website.
Applications must be received by no later than Monday, September 28th.
Applications may be emailed kpotts [at] imagineNATIVE [dot] org or sent via fax to 416-585-2313 or delivered to the imagineNATIVE office at:
ATTN: Kerry Potts
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 349
For more information, visit our website www.imagineNATIVE.org
Film Snacks Competition, Discovery Channel and Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival, Toronto
Deadline: September 18, 2009, 4PM
Feel there's an environmental story yet to be told? This is your chance to tell it! The Film Snacks Competition is a platform for the best of tomorrow's film-making talent, featuring compelling short-films that build on environmental themes. You could have your film screened on the BIG screen, TV, and online!
To enter, you must upload your short film (2 minutes or less) to designated page. Your submission must be based on an environmental theme. Judges will be basing their decision on production quality (video and audio), creativity and entertainment value and choice of topic. The winning film will also air on Discovery HD, and will be featured on DiscoveryChannel.ca.
For more information: www.planetinfocus.org
Sweet 16: A 16MM Celebration, Cinevic
Deadline: September 25, 2009, 2:30PM
Your film must have been shot on 16mm film and be no longer than 20 minutes in length. The film may be of any kind and the official release date may be anytime within the previous 16 years. Priority will be given to works that can be screened from a 16mm print, but we will accept exhibition copies on MiniDV or DVD. Submission is open to any person residing in Canada.
For more information: www.imaa.ca
Anti-Hero, Trinity Square Video Themed Commission Program, TSV, Toronto
Deadline: September 25, 2009
TSV continues our trilogy of Themed Commissions: Icon, Villain and Anti-Hero, inspired by classic film archetypes. We are now seeking proposals for the final program in the trilogy, Anti-Hero, which will premiere in early 2010.
Anti-Hero explores the complex characterizations of contemporary narratives: it is a program that deals with shifting lines between the good and the bad. TSV is looking for proposals for 5 to 7 minute videos that engage with these flawed characters. We are looking for works that acknowledge the Anti-Heroes that we know.
For more information: www.trinitysquarevideo.com
Deadline: October 30, 2009
The Images Festival is now accepting FILM & VIDEO submissions for considerations for the 23rd Festival, April 1-10, 2010. The Images Festival is North America's premiere annual showcase for the innovative edge of international contemporary media art. Over the past 22 years, Images has presented thousands of projects in all genres, formats and configurations and has presented groundbreaking live performances and media art installations by renowned Canadian + international artists.
For more information: www.imagesfestival.com
Common Ground Grant, First Nations Composer Initiation (FNCI), Minnesota
Postmarked Deadline: October 1, 2009
The deadline for Round VI of the Common Ground Grant Program is approaching quickly. It is not too early to start the application process. If you are not applying this round, please be an ambassador on behalf of the First Nations Composer Initiative and help get the word out. Application can be found on the FNCI website.
For more information: www.fnci.org
Fall Workshops, Trinity Square Video (TSV), Toronto
TSV workshops offered during October: Final Cut Pro 6: Intro; Panasonic AG-HVX200 Camcorder; Sounds Simple; Final Cut Pro 6: Advanced; Flash CS4 Extended; Motion & Live Type; Affect Effects CS4; Intro to Digital Video Cameras.
All participants enrolled in these workshops are entitled to 4 free hours practice time in TSV's editing suites which must be used within 6 months of taking the course.
For more information: www.trinitysquarevideo.com
ON.Fire Conference Coordinator, Media Arts Network of Ontario, Toronto
Deadline: September 7, 2009, 5PM
The Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO) and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) seek applications for the position of ON.Fire Conference Coordinator. The Coordinator provides MANO with administrative support, membership outreach, and financial management and oversees planning for ON.Fire, a national independent media arts conference that will be presented in June 2010.
For more information: www.cfmdc.org
Director/Chief Curator, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London
Deadline: Prior to September 10, 2009
The University of Western Ontario invites applications for the position of Director/Chief Curator, McIntosh Gallery. The Director/Chief Curator reports directly to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) of The University of Western Ontario and exercises executive authority on behalf of the McIntosh Gallery Committee of the University's Board of Governors.
To receive consideration, applications or nominations should be received prior to September 10, 2009.
For more information: vpacademic [at] uwo [dot] ca
Opportunities for Ontario First Nations Citizens to Participate in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, West Vancouver
Deadline: September 30, 2009
The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are being held in the traditional and shared traditional territories of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, known collectively as the Four Host First Nations (FHFN), beginning February 12, 2010.
The Chiefs of Ontario (COO) has just been advised of the following volunteer and employment opportunities for First Nations to become involved in the Games. For detailed list of this employment opportunity, please visit the website www.hireme2010.com.
For more information: www.vancouver2010.com
Dana Claxton The Barbarian, Curated by Paul Wong, On Main, Vancouver
September 10 - October 3, 2009
Artist Talk Saturday, September 26, 2PM
On Main is proud to present The Barbarian, a new exhibition by Dana Claxton. The Barbarian is a life-size photo-tryptch inspired by a narwhal tusk loaned to the artist. She received it shortly after the whale had given its life to the community. The Barbarians took shape from researching the narwhal and the tusk. The outcome is a creation of a work that collapses contemporary barbarians search of natural man and natural law.
Dana Claxton is an interdisciplinary artist creating works in film, video, photography, installation and performance.
For more information: www.danaclaxton.com
Leadership Funding Opportunity - Vital People, Toronto
Deadline: September 30, 2009, 5PM
VITAL PEOPLE, the Toronto Community Foundation's award program supports and recognizes valued leaders who are making outstanding contributions working at not-for-profit organzations. Funded through our Vital Toronto Fund, Vital People grants up to $5,000 are awarded to support the formal training or other informal development opportunities that best enable not-for-profit leaders to build their skills or knowledge or apply their experience in different ways to enhance their leadership contributions.
For more information: www.tcf.ca
Looking for Cast & Crew from Northern Ontario, Burk's Falls
We're getting ready to shoot a feature film called "Running Mates" in late September and we're looking for any cast and crew that were born and/or raised in Northern Ontario. Anywhere North of (and including) Parry Sound qualifies. Ideally, we're looking for experienced crew, but we're open to anyone who's ever been on a set and even film students.
We will be shooting in a small town called Burk's Falls, about a half hour North of Huntsville. Anyone with family or place to stay in the area will be given hugs and kisses as well as a job.
For more information: email thomas [at] fellafilms [dot] com
Canada Media Fund Wants to Hear from You, Toronto
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is holding open Focus Group sessions to obtain input from its stakeholders into the policies and programs of the funding agency. Discussions at the Focus Group will centre on a number of key policy issues that must be addressed prior to the April 1, 2010 launch date of the new organization.
The CMF will provide funding support to Canadian companies that create television and digital interactive content. Focus Group sessions will be held across the country and a specific session will be held to focus on Aboriginal-language production on September 30 in Vancouver.
For more information: www.ctf-fct.ca
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