Sponsor a Volunteer

Support imagineNATIVE Volunteers at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 16-20, 2013 in Toronto!

New this year, Sponsor a Volunteer at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!


imagineNATIVE’s network of over 100 volunteers travel from all over Ontario and the GTA, lending their time, energy and expertise to the Festival. Without our incredible team of volunteers, the imagineNATIVE Festival and its many screenings, programs, workshops and events would not be possible.

The Sponsor a Volunteer initiative aims to subsidize the cost of travel incurred by volunteers, many of whom are youth and emerging professionals with limited funds looking to gain invaluable experience during our 5-day Festival. All donations to this program will directly subsidize services provided to volunteers.

“Volunteering at imagineNATIVE has taught me more about my culture and has given me insights into my industry”
-Heather Paisley, Volunteer since 2010

“I keep returning as a volunteer because I find it inspiring and informative. I love the cultural experience!”
-Mary Anne Fenton, Volunteer since 2008 

Sponsor a volunteer by bringing your TTC tokens and passes to the Guest Services Desk during the Festival, or by providing a cash contribution! For contributions over $25, imagineNATIVE will provide a charitable tax receipt, a listing in the 2014 Festival catalogue as an Individual Donor on Acknowledgments page, and 2 Festival passes.

To make an online donation click here: http://imaginenative.org/festival/node/80
 
Donations can also be mailed to
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival,
401 Richmond St. West,
Suite 349, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8.
 
For all mailed donations, please be sure to include your mailing address, phone number and email address.
 
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!
 
For more info on imagineNATIVE visit
www.imagineNATIVE.org

 

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2013 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

Platinum: NBC Universal

Gold: Bell Media • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Slaight Music • Deluxe

Silver: Global Toronto • RBC Royal Bank • Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Casino Rama

Bronze: TD Bank • CBC • TVO • Super Channel • Nunavut Film Development Corporation • Canadian Media Production Association

Media: NOW Magazine • Vision Maker Media • Urban Native Magazine • POV

Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm

Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • A Space Gallery • Beehive Design • Charles Street Video • Gallery 44 • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No'kmaq Village • Vtape • William F. White • WIFT-Toronto •

Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

Festival Restaurant: The Charlotte Room

Hospitality Partners: Super 8 • Global Village Backpackers • Tea-N-Bannock • Pancho y Emiliano • The Eaton Centre • Entertainment District BIA •

Friends: SABAR • Technicolor • Niagara Custom Lab • DHL

Foundations: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation • The McLean Foundation • Ontario Trillium Foundation • Inspirit Foundation

 

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  • E-bulletin / November 15, 2013

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    Instigating Critical and Creative Discourse on Indigenous-Made Cinema

    indigiTALKS Video Essays Now Available Online for Viewing

    (November 15, 2013 – Toronto) This year imagineNATIVE presented its inaugural indigiTALKS Video Essay Project. Entertaining, daring and investigative, three Ontario-based artists and curators took the stage at a TED Talks-style production during imagineNATIVE 2013 to present and discuss their commissioned essays. The three artists/curators – Wanda Nanibush, Ariel Smith and Rachelle Dickenson - were challenged to initiate new theses about Indigenous-created film and video works, stimulating and contributing to the much-needed discourse surrounding artistic and cultural themes found in Indigenous-made film and video.

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    Last Chance to See: imagineNATIVE Exhibition


    Trade Marks
    On until November 23
    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
    401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124

    Trade Marks presents a new generation of Indigenous artists who, through newly commissioned photographic, video and audio works, challenge working assumptions of who they are. The exhibition contributes to the recently revived conversation on what it is to be Indigenous in Canada today. It also considers how these artists have responded to the imposition of Western systems of classification on non-Western arts and how their artistic practices have been informed by methodologies of decolonization. Curated by Betty Julian, artists include Keesic Douglas, Nigit'stil Norbert, Bear Witness and Meryl McMaster.

    More information: imagineNATIVE.org


    In the Similkameen/Similkameen Crossroads
    On until November 23
    Gallery 44
    401 Richmond Street West, Suite 120

    imagineNATIVE and Gallery 44, with the support of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), are excited to announce the premiere of In the Similkameen, a photo installation by Tyler Hagan. Photographs are gathered as part of the upcoming interactive web documentary Similkameen Crossroads, which is the second project produced under the NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital Media Partnership. The interactive project is available online at nfb.ca/crossroads.

    More information: imagineNATIVE.org
     

    Call for Submissions

     

    ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto
    Deadline: December 6, 2013

    Each spring, ReelWorld Film Festival presents more than 65 dramatic features, documentaries, shorts and music videos, all of which reflect Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, South Asian or other racially diverse communities. Do you have a film you would like to submit? Send it before December 6, 2014.

    More information: www.reelworld.ca

    Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, Toronto
    Early Bird Deadline: November 22, 2013
    Regular Deadline: December 13, 2013

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals.


    More information: www.hotdocs.ca

    VELOBerlin Film Award 2014
    Deadline: January 17, 2014

    The love for bicycles is still on the rise! Celebrating the worldwide cycling movement, the second edition of VELOBerlin Film Award calls for short films that relate to the theme of “The Love Cycle”. With more than 300 film entries, 20 great nominees and thousands of online voters in the first successful edition held in early 2013, VELOBerlin Film Award 2014 will expand its worldwide scope to include mobile phones and tablets as well as screenings at three bicycle trade shows in Germany.

    More information: www.veloberlinfilmaward.com
     

    Call for Applications


    Nominate a Trailblazer or Visionary Award Recipient, ReelWorld, Toronto
    Deadline: November 15, 2013

    Has someone inspired you to reach beyond what you thought you were capable of?  Consider nominating them for a Trailblazer Award or a Visionary Award. Each year ReelWorld Film Festival (ReelWorld) recognizes excellence and outstanding achievements by people who are making a difference within Canada’s entertainment industry. The Trailblazer Award recognizes the accomplishments of racially diverse Canadian entertainment industry professionals whose work has broadened our horizons. The Visionary Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on the Canadian entertainment industry by opening doors to others and creating lasting change. 

    More information: www.reelworld.ca


    Live! Ammunition! Pitching Contest, Raindance Toronto
    November 20, 2013, 5:30PM to 9:30PM, $10 / FREE for members 
    Revival Bar, 783 College St. West

    This is the number one skill you need to cultivate in the film industry: Describing your film project in a few words with the most powerful imagery so that actors want to act in it, bankers want to bankroll it, and THEY all want to watch it! Your chance to pitch your idea to a panel of experts - and hone this skill. Put a fiver in the hat and two minutes are yours to convince them to read your screenplay in this intense and emotionally charged evening followed by networking drinks. 


    More information: www.raindancecanada.org/toronto

    English Production Incentive Program, Canada Media Fund, Toronto
    Deadline: November 26, 2013 or until all funds have been depleted.

    The Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind stakeholders that the second round of funding for the English Production Incentive Program is now open for eligible applicants. The Program will close on November 26th or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Only eligible applicants in the following provinces can apply to the English Production Incentive Program: Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Please note that all CMF applications must be submitted by eTelefilm. Register now to receive a PIN by mail within 5 days if you do not already have one.

    More information: www.cmf-fmc.ca

    Super Channel Development Fund, Edmonton
    Deadline: November 29, 2013

    Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network, is now accepting submissions for the Super Channel Development Fund. Super Channel is committed to helping launch Canada's next generation of filmmaking talent and to enabling established filmmakers reach audiences in Canada and around the world. Through the Super Channel Development Fund they offer crucial financing to Canadian feature films, feature-length documentaries and series. 

    More information: www.superchannel.ca
     

    Workshops + Training

    Script Development Workshop, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg
    November 30 - December 1, 2013, 10AM to 5PM, $100
    Red River College, Princess Street Campus, Room W411

    Veteran Story Editor, Ken Chubb, will lead this two-day advanced workshop on screenwriting. Participants will learn how to develop their projects for the screen and how to set up an effective script development process. By using examples and showcasing video clips, the instructor will focus on training participants in the craft of storytelling, screenwriting, script analysis, genres and styles, development of story structure, characters, and re-writing skills. Participants will be required to pitch a story they currently have in development. Each pitch will take place in a group environment and will be approximately 3 minutes in length.

    More information: www.filmtrainingmanitoba.mb.ca

    Fall Workshops, Charles Street Video, Toronto
    November 2013

    Charles Street Video (CSV) offers a number of workshops on an on-going basis on the use of their most commonly-rented production gear and post-production software, as well as occasional special sessions on other available technologies, or on particular issues of interest. Workshops are open to both members and non-members. Members pay reduced rates. Student Special: Students attending a Canadian institution pay only 50% of the non-member rate for workshops. Student rate registrations must be done in person, with valid student ID, at CSV during office hours.  

    More information: www.charlesstreetvideo.com

    The Oberhausen Seminar, Oberhausen
    Deadline: February 1, 2014

    The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, in conjunction with LUX (London) and The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), is introducing a new programme segment which will be held for the first time during the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1 to 6 May, 2014). The Seminar is an experimental course exploring contemporary artists' moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film

    festival. Led by a curator, it is designed to provide a platform where art and cinema meet. The first edition will be led by curator, filmmaker and historian Federico Windhausen. 

    More information: www.kurzfilmtage.de

     

    Jobs + Volunteer

    Part-Time Faculty Positions, Humber College, Toronto
    Deadline: November 17, 2013

    Humber is a leader and innovator in postsecondary and postgraduate education, and the perfect place to embark on an exciting career in higher learning. At Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, they strive for excellence in polytechnic education. They stand behind the people they employ and support them in reaching their personal and professional goals. They work together as a team to provide our students, faculty and staff with an inspiring, innovative and energetic academic environment.

    More information: www.nationtalk.ca

     

    Events + Announcements

    Empire of Dirt - In Toronto Theatres November 22

    Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan (Cara Gee). But when her 13-year-old, Peeka (Shay Eyre) overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe the pain of cyclical damage.

    More information: www.imagineNATIVE.org

    18-11-2013

  • imagineNATIVE Study on Indigenous Film

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    imagineNATIVE Releases Study on Indigenous Feature Film Production

    Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective Illustrates Growth Potential of Sector

    To read the full report, please click HERE.

    Toronto, 15 October 2013 – A new study examines the current state of Indigenous feature film production in Canada and demonstrates the potential for growth in this burgeoning sector of the nation’s film industry. Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective focuses primarily on dramatic feature film production during the five-year period to 2012.

    This report documents the rise of Indigenous cinema worldwide and examines Canada’s public funding landscape, identifying barriers and significant opportunities for Aboriginal content creators in Canada.

    Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, this report was researched and written by consultants Danis Goulet and Kerry Swanson. Funding was provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) Research Grant Program and Telefilm Canada.

    “We are at the threshold of something incredible,” says Jason Ryle, Executive Director of imagineNATIVE. “This report illustrates the great potential that exists throughout the country to tell stories that are uniquely Indigenous and uniquely Canadian. I extend my thanks to the artists and industry professionals who were interviewed for this study, and to our funding partners who made this report possible.”

     

    22-10-2013

  • What's On at imagineNATIVE Today: Wednesday, October 16

    by: imagineNATIVE Film Festival Curated Collection

    channel: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    FREE and open to the public (all ages)
     
    Oct. 16, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road
     
    Experience the official opening of the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival with an opening prayer by our cultural advisor Pauline Shirt and enjoy performances, chats, snacks and a crafts market! Everyone welcome!
     
    Opening Gala Screening
    Screening Presenter: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
     
    Mystery Road
    Directed by Ivan Sen
    Australia, 120 min, 2013
    Rated: PG
    BUY TICKETS
     
    Oct. 16, 7:00pm
    Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
     
    The powerfully evocative Mystery Road sizzles hotter than the Australian sun. Jay – a police detective (played masterfully by Aaron Pedersen) – returns to his rural hometown and begins working on his first ever homicide case (the death of a teenaged girl).  Throughout his investigation, cooperation from the locals and, even more puzzling, from his own police force, is proving difficult. As if that wasn’t burden enough, his own daughter won’t speak to him and his estranged wife has yet to quell a demon that, at one time, had also held Jay in its grip. Set against the beautifully stark and lonely Australian Outback, Mystery Road moves with precision and intensity as it drives the audience to the film’s kinetic climax. Compelling writing and subtly nuanced performances breathe life into a world of shadows where it’s hard not to ask the question: ‘Whom can you trust on Mystery Road?’ Featuring performances by Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the RingsThe Matrix) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood). 
     
    Playing With:
     
    Shhh!
    Directed by Steven Paul Judd
    USA, 30 sec, 2013
     
    Filmmaker Steve Judd gets you ready Native-style for movie magic in this hilarious short before each imagineNATIVE screening throughout the Festival!
     
     
    Opening Night Party
    Presented by Casino Rama and NBC Universal
     
    FREE to Opening Night Gala Ticket Holders and Pass Holders
    19+ Only
     
    Oct. 16, 9:00pm – 2:00am
    The Everleigh, 580 King Street West
     
    Celebrate the opening of the 14th annual imagineNATIVE with music, dancing and great company – featuring culinary delights by the Food Dudes!
     



    EXHIBITIONS:

    All exhibition venues are at various venues at 401 Richmond Street West (except for Ghost Dance and Coyote X) and run throughout the Festival. Visit imagineNATIVE.org/festival/exhibitions/2013 for more information.
     
    Lovesick Child
    Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Adrian Stimson & Leslie McCue
    Curated by Elwood Jimmy
    A Space Gallery
    September 21 to October 26, 2013
    Co-Presented by A Space Gallery, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
    Supported by Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport (Ontario)
     
    In the Similkameen/Similkameen Crossroad

    (Opens Tomorrow!)
    Tyler Hagan
    Gallery 44
    October 17 to November 23, 2013
    Co-Presented by Gallery 33
    Supported by National Film Board of Canada 

    in Pursuit of Venus
    Lisa Reihana
    Curated by Julie Nagam
    A Space Gallery
    September 21 to October 26, 2013
    Co-Presented by Vtape, A Space Gallery
    Supported by Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport (Ontario)
     
    Trade Marks
    Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit’stil Norbert, Bear Witness
    Curated by Betty Julian
    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
    September 19 to November 23, 2013
    Prefix ICA gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council
     
    Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

    Curated by Steve Loft
    Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street
    September 18 to December 15, 2013
    Co-Presented by Ryerson Image Centre

    Coyote X
    (Opens Tomorrow!)
    Terry Haines
    imagineNATIVE Radio + New Media Lounge, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2nd Floor
    October 17-20, 2013



    INDUSTRY:

    imagineNATIVE’s popular and FREE Industry Workshops and Panels begin tomorrow!!! Presented by The Harold Greenberg Fund.
     
    For a complete listing of our Industry Series and panellists, please visit www.imaginenative.org/festival/industry/2013.

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    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2013 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

    Platinum: NBC Universal

    Gold: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Slaight Music • Deluxe

    Silver: Global Toronto • RBC Royal Bank • Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Casino Rama

    Bronze: TD Bank • CBC • TVO • Super Channel • Nunavut Film Development Corporation • Canadian Media Production Association

    Media: NOW Magazine • Vision Maker Media • Urban Native Magazine • POV

    Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm

    Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • A Space Gallery • Beehive Design • Big Soul Productions • Business for the Arts • Charles Street Video • Gallery 44 • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No'kmaq Village • Vtape • William F. White • WIFT-Toronto •

    Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

    Festival Restaurant: The Charlotte Room

    Hospitality Partners: Super 8 • Global Village Backpackers • Tea-N-Bannock • Pancho y Emiliano • The Eaton Centre • Entertainment District BIA •

    Friends: SABAR • Technicolor • Niagara Custom Lab • DHL

    Foundations: Inspirit Foundation • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation • Ontario Trillium Foundation • The McLean Foundation  • Dreamcatcher Foundation

     

    16-10-2013

  • Sponsor a Volunteer

    by: imagineNATIVE Film Festival Curated Collection

    channel: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    Support imagineNATIVE Volunteers at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 16-20, 2013 in Toronto!

    New this year, Sponsor a Volunteer at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!


    imagineNATIVE’s network of over 100 volunteers travel from all over Ontario and the GTA, lending their time, energy and expertise to the Festival. Without our incredible team of volunteers, the imagineNATIVE Festival and its many screenings, programs, workshops and events would not be possible.

    The Sponsor a Volunteer initiative aims to subsidize the cost of travel incurred by volunteers, many of whom are youth and emerging professionals with limited funds looking to gain invaluable experience during our 5-day Festival. All donations to this program will directly subsidize services provided to volunteers.

    “Volunteering at imagineNATIVE has taught me more about my culture and has given me insights into my industry”
    -Heather Paisley, Volunteer since 2010

    “I keep returning as a volunteer because I find it inspiring and informative. I love the cultural experience!”
    -Mary Anne Fenton, Volunteer since 2008 

    Sponsor a volunteer by bringing your TTC tokens and passes to the Guest Services Desk during the Festival, or by providing a cash contribution! For contributions over $25, imagineNATIVE will provide a charitable tax receipt, a listing in the 2014 Festival catalogue as an Individual Donor on Acknowledgments page, and 2 Festival passes.

    To make an online donation click here: http://imaginenative.org/festival/node/80
     
    Donations can also be mailed to
    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival,
    401 Richmond St. West,
    Suite 349, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8.
     
    For all mailed donations, please be sure to include your mailing address, phone number and email address.
     
    PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!
     
    For more info on imagineNATIVE visit
    www.imagineNATIVE.org

     

    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2013 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

    Platinum: NBC Universal

    Gold: Bell Media • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Slaight Music • Deluxe

    Silver: Global Toronto • RBC Royal Bank • Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Casino Rama

    Bronze: TD Bank • CBC • TVO • Super Channel • Nunavut Film Development Corporation • Canadian Media Production Association

    Media: NOW Magazine • Vision Maker Media • Urban Native Magazine • POV

    Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm

    Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • A Space Gallery • Beehive Design • Charles Street Video • Gallery 44 • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No'kmaq Village • Vtape • William F. White • WIFT-Toronto •

    Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

    Festival Restaurant: The Charlotte Room

    Hospitality Partners: Super 8 • Global Village Backpackers • Tea-N-Bannock • Pancho y Emiliano • The Eaton Centre • Entertainment District BIA •

    Friends: SABAR • Technicolor • Niagara Custom Lab • DHL

    Foundations: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation • The McLean Foundation • Ontario Trillium Foundation • Inspirit Foundation

     

    10-10-2013