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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

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  • 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.”

     

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  • Inuit Cree Reconciliation Wins Best Short Documentary

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    Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond's Inuit Cree Reconciliation wins Best Short Documentary at the 2013 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!

    The 14th annual imagineNATIVE Festival presented the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe, October 16-20, 2013, in several downtown Toronto venues.

     

    Check out the other winners here

     

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  • Inuit Cree Reconciliation Premiers!

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    Inuit Cree Reconciliation Premiers at the imaginaNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    Screened as part of the Meeting Points Documentary Program, Inuit Cree Reconciliation will be presented for the first time to audiences at the TIFF Bell Light Box on October 17, 2013.

    imagineNATIVE describes Kunuk's and Diamond's work a:

    "journey to the remote site where their ancestors once clashed to celebrate 200 years of peace. Elders recount dramatic stories of battles, heroes and peacemaking from two different cultural perspectives. Coupled with incredible footage and a fantastic soundtrack, the film depicts the modern complexities of two communities living together in Canada’s Far North and an age-old conflict between the Cree and Inuit that lasted more than a century."

     

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  • imagineNATIVE eBulletin, September 6, 2013

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    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

    2013 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival's NEW Short Film Competition

    This is your chance to be part of an intensive pitch training and funding opportunity at this year's imagineNATIVE

    Do you have a great idea for a short dramatic or documentary short? New this year, imagineNATIVE’s pitch competition brings short stories to the big screen with prizes to produce them to perfection. Enter our competitions to pitch your idea to an esteemed jury of shorts producers, programmers and development leaders who will provide valuable feedback, advice, and make the final winning decision! You will also have a chance to win imagineNATIVE’s Short Documentary or Short Drama Pitch prizes (presented by APTN and CBC) to help your idea become a reality.

    FOUR short documentary & FOUR short drama pitch contestants (or teams) will be selected by imagineNATIVE’s Programming Committee to receive a free, six-hour intensive “How to Pitch” workshop with Producer, Digital and Social Media Strategist, Deborah Day. Accompanied by Industry guest speakers, this workshop will provide invaluable insight and instruction on the pitching process and advice on improving individual pitch ideas before pitch day.  The intensive workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 16 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King St. W. in downtown Toronto.   

    Each five-minute pitch will then be presented to the panel of short film programmers, aficionados and filmmakers during the festival’s “Pitch Competition for Dramatic Works” and “Documentary Pitch Competition” on Friday, October 18 in a live, staged event at the Festival’s venue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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    Early Bird Passes and The Beat with A Tribe Called Red available until Oct. 1
    Plan Your Trip - Discount Travel Packages available until Sept. 15

    The 14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
    Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media
    October 16 – 20, 2013

    The 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is approaching quickly! Early-bird rates for Festival passes and tickets to the highly anticipated The Beat featuring A Tribe Called Red will be available starting August 15. imagineNATIVE is also excited to continue to offer discounted travel packages to the Festival which include hotel, a Festival pass, local food and vendor discounts among other fun perks to ensure you can be here for it all!

    The Beat, presented by Slaight Music and supporting sponsor Red Bull Canada, is one of imagineNATIVE’s most popular annual events. The Beat is both a showcase of Indigenous music that includes live performances and a professional development mentorship for emerging musicians. This year imagineNATIVE co-presents with The Music Gallery to present 2013 Polaris Prize nominee A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) at The Black Box Theatre at The Great Hall. In addition, ATCR will act as mentor to Nelson Tagoona, a young beat-boxing throat singer from Iqaluit.200 word description

    More information: www.imagineNATIVE.org

    imagineNATIVE Short Film Program Soars Again with Air Canada!
    Canadian Indigenous Shorts offer an in-flight program of the Festival favourites

    Those of you travelling on Air Canada to any of its destinations worldwide (or to imagineNATIVE this October!) will have the exclusive opportunity to view a selection of imagineNATIVE’s films on Air Canada’s enRoute In-Flight Entertainment system. Now celebrating its third year, and with new presenting sponsor TD Bank Group, the “imagineNATIVE presents: Canadian Indigenous Shorts” programme will be available on Air Canada's in-flight entertainment system from September 1 through October 31, 2013 on all Air Canada flights worldwide, featuring work by Canadian Indigenous filmmakers.

    More information: www.imagineNATIVE.org


    Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. The Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
    September 18, 2013, 6PM
    Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street 

    Please join them for the opening reception of Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. at the Ryerson Image Centre on September 18, 6-8PM. If you are unable to attend, be sure to visit the gallery to see the exhibition before it closes on December 15, 2013. Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by Aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and self-empowerment.

    More information: www.ryerson.ca

    Trade Marks, Prefix, Toronto
    September 19 to November 23, 2013
    401 Richmond St. West, Suite 124

    The exhibition Trade Marks, featuring the work of Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit'Stil Norbert and Bear Witness from September 19 to November 23, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 7-10PM at Prefix. The artists and curator will be present. Prefix will also be open on Saturday, October 5 from 7PM until sunrise for Nuit Blanche. This exhibition is curated by Betty Julian and presented by Prefix in association with imagineNATIVE. Prefix gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. 

    More information: www.prefix.ca

     

    Call for Submissions

    PAVED Arts, Saskatoon
    Deadline: September 15, 2013

    PAVED Arts is a dynamic media production and presentation centre that supports experimental work in Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic and Digital Arts. They welcome proposals by contemporary artists, collectives and curators for exhibitions, screenings, media/new media performances, off-site and on-line projects. Alternatively submissions containing all of the relevant support materials can be uploaded by dropbox. The download link should be sent to artistic@pavedarts.ca. Please feel free to include publications, press clippings or other information that is relevant to your proposal. URLs of websites are also welcome.

    More information: www.pavedarts.ca

    Neighbourhood Tour Photos: Toronto, Akimbo Art Promotions, Toronto
    Deadline: September 25, 2013

    Akimbo gets over 2 million views per month and the Gallery Tours section, launched in the fall of 2012, gets 36,000 views per month and counting. Have your photos seen by thousands of Akimbo viewers. Share your best images of Canada's happening visual arts neighbourhoods and get noticed. Submissions will be reviewed by Akimbo staff and selected photos will be featured in the Neighbourhood Tours section on the Akimbo website with a photo credit and link to your Flickr account or website. This call is open to all. 

    More information: www.akimbo.ca

    Pitch 360 Competition, Merging Media, Vancouver
    Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 5PM (PST)

    Heads Up, Cross-media Producers! Do you have a killer cross-media or transmedia project development? For the first time, the annual Merging Media Pitch 360 Competition will be open to ALL Western Regions - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Enter your latest cross-media project NOW for your chance to win a cool $10,000 Cash Development Prize! Inter-Provincial applications are also eligible, where the majority co-applicant is from the Western Region. 

    More information: www.mergingmedia.ca

    Berlinale Shorts and Generation, Berlinale International Film Festival
    Deadline: November 15, 2013

    The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will take place from February 6-16, 2014 and they are currently preparing the new festival edition. They would like to draw your attention to the SHORT FILM COMPETITIONS and encourage you to submit your film. The Berlinale Shorts is hosting up to 30 short films. They compete for the Golden and the Silver Bear, a nomination for the Best European Short Film (Prix EFA) and a Berlin scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Generation is hosting two competitions with short films dedicated to a young audience: Kplus screens programmes for children of various age groups; short films for an audience from 14 years on are presented in the 14plus competition. A Crystal Bear for the Best Short Film is awarded in each competition. 

    More information: www.berlinale.de
     

    Workshops + Training

    Adventure Filmmakers' Workshop, Banff Centre
    Deadline: September 9, 2013

    The Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to turn their project into reality, under the guidance of two of the world’s premier adventure filmmakers. During a jam-packed eight days this fall, you’ll build relationships, network with fellow artists, and mingle with industry insiders and decision-makers, all within the core of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. You’ll also have full access to Festival events — motivation galore! Sessions will help you hone your vision, organize your workflow plan, develop audio, narrative, and editing techniques, and perfect your pitch. Their faculty promotes an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. 

    More information: www.banffcentre.ca

    Convergent Media Program, Women in Film & Television - Toronto
    Deadline: September 9, 2013 by 5PM
    $500 + Evenbrite Fee + HST non-WIFT members / $375 + Evenbrite Fee + HST WIFT members

    The Convergent Media Program is essential for those who want to master the integration of traditional media production with digital media. The four-day incubator (Oct 2-5) is tailored for moving projects from development to production, and includes an OMDC master class. Registration is available for up to 20 independent with an interactive digital media or transmedia project currently in development. General registrants pay $500 + HST, but the Corus bursary covers the full cost of the program. Registration is limited to 20 participants, both male and female. Five full-program bursaries are available to women who identify as: visible minority (see Bursary Eligibility), Aboriginal, and/or living with a disability.

    More information: www.wift.com

    Film/Video/Interactive Art Workshop, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
    Fall 2013

    FULL SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE! Registration opens on Tuesday September 17th at 1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Ave) or by phone, 416-588-6444. They have over 55 workshops on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, HD filmmaking and interactive art. Workshops include Short Film Writing, Documentary Film Writing, Introduction to Independent Filmmaking, Camera Theory, Lighting Fundamentals, RED EPIC Camera and more! Also three special workshops in October by Visiting Artists!

    More information: www.lift.ca

    Plan & Shoot a Short Film in One Week, Raindance, Toronto
    September 16, 2013 (for 3 evenings & 1 full day)
    $499 + HST / $425 for members
    276 Carlaw Avenue, Suite 222

    This course take place over three evenings and a one-day shoot. The first evening will be a crash course in budget filmmaking, the second evening will cover planning and pre-production of the short film, the full day will be spent completely shooting the short film and the third evening will be a screening of the completed projects and a breakdown of what worked and what didn't.

    More information: www.raindance.org/toronto
     

    Jobs + Volunteer

    Art Gallery and Collection Coordinator, First Nations University of Canada, Regina
    Deadline: September 9, 2013 by 4PM

    The First Nations University of Canada is seeking a goal oriented individual to join their Regina campus as an Art Gallery and Collection Coordinator. Under the direction of the Department Head of Indigenous Language, Arts and Culture but works under an appointed supervisor of the Indian Fine Arts Faculty, this position is responsible for managing and directing the day to day operations of First Nations University of Canada's Art Collection and Gallery. This position is in the scope of the APT bargaining unit and will be filled in accordance with Article 9 of the APT Collective Agreement.

    More information: www.fnuniv.ca

    Writer Integrated Communications, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
    Deadline: September 10, 2013

    Currently an employment opportunity exists in their integrated Communications department for a full-time Writer. Reporting to the Director of Integrated Communications, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the Harbourfront Centre voice. Specifically it entails conceiving, developing, and producing, effective advertising campaigns, creating body copy, slogans and catch phrases utilizing all the integrated communication vehicles in delivering the message. Ensuring content accuracy, grammatical correctness and message cohesion in print, broadcast and digital media platforms is also of importance. 

    More information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

    Managing Director, Red Sky Performance, Toronto
    Deadline: September 20, 2013 by 5PM EST

    Internationally renowned for its artistry and innovation, Red Sky is Canada's leading company of contemporary world Indigenous performance in dance, theatre and music. Red Sky Performance seeks a Managing Director to oversee the overall business management and administrative operations of the company including, planning, financial management, administration, office operations, grant and proposal writing, board and governance, human resources management, fundraising and cultivation activities. This position requires a deep commitment and engagement to Red Sky's artistic goals and company ethos, as well as a strong sense of responsibility and an excellent work ethic.

    More information: info@mediaintelligence.ca

    Lecturer and Director/Curator, University of Toronto Mississauga
    Deadline: September 30, 2013

    The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a limited term position as Lecturer and Director/Curator of the Blackwood Gallery for the period November 15, 2013 ending December 31, 2014. This is a 75% Full Time Equivalent. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in curatorial practice and possibly, based on expertise, in other areas of art and culture. Working with the Dean, the Chair and others, the successful candidate will direct the conception and organization of exhibitions and oversee the implementation of all other aspects of the Gallery's program including outreach, publication, student exhibitions, events, and the maintenance of the permanent collection. 

    More information: www.akimbo.ca

    Nominations, Toronto Arts Council Board of Directors, Toronto
    Deadline: October 15, 2013 at 5PM

    The Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is now accepting nominations for Board of Director positions for 2014. TAC seeks individuals with expertise in business, city planning, education, cultural planning and/or the arts. Nominees must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants currently living in the City of Toronto in order to be eligible for election. Toronto Arts Council's 29 member volunteer board also includes artists, other arts professionals and arts supporters. To guarantee accountability, City Council appoints five of its members to TAC's Board of Directors. To nominate an individual for consideration by the nominating committee of TAC Board of Directors, please fill out the nomination form and email this with a CV or Biography to dewi@torontoartscouncil.org. Self-nominations are welcome.

    More information: www.torontoartscouncil.org
     

    Events + Announcements

    Joseph Sanchez, Sakewewak First Nations Artist Collective and SLATE Fine Art Gallery, Regina
    September 17, 2013, Doors open at 7PM, Performance at 7:30PM
    2078 Halifax Street 

    Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artist Collective and SLATE Fine Art Gallery are collaborating to present a special evening with artist Joseph Sanchez. This is being presented as part of our Coming Into View: honouring the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. exhibit opening September 12th at Sâkêwêwak, Slate Gallery and Tatanka Gallery. And also was put together in respect to Michelle Lavallee's show '7' happening at Mackenzie Art Gallery September 20th, 2013. There will be two short performances beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and at the door.

    More information: www.slategallery.ca

    Focus on Indigenous Peoples at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 

    This year, the Toronto International Film Festival have SIX feature films that highlight Aboriginal themes and four of those films are Canadian. The Titles are as follows: Around the Block, Empire of Dirt, Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Mystery Road, Ryhmes for Young Ghouls, and White Lies.

    More information: www.tiff.net

    FREE Events, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
    Various Dates and Times, FREE

    Various film-related events presented by LIFT. No Reading After The Internet (Sep 16), Open House (Sep 24), and a Social Justice and Activist discussion panel (Oct 1). All event are free, please check out website for more details.

    More information: www.lift.ca

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  • imagineNATIVE ‘s Mentorship Recipients Announced for 2013

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    Mentorship Recipients Announced for 2013

    imagineNATIVE ‘s annual Commissioning Series Expands

    Toronto, March 12, 2013 – imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 mentorships, presented.in partnership with Charles Street Video (CSV), the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), and the New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-operative (NBFC). Each year, imagineNATIVE and its valued partners commission an Indigenous artist to create a new short work that will premiere at the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. These partnerships provide the artists with access to their respective centre’s resources, including camera equipment, workshops, and post-production facilities.

    “Our annual short film and video commissioning series is an integral part of imagineNATIVE that could only be achieved through our important partnerships with CSV, LIFT and the NBFC,” says Jason Ryle, imagineNATIVE’s Executive Director. “Together we remain committed to developing the careers of Indigenous artists and I congratulate this year’s recipients.”  

    imagineNATIVE and Charles Street Video are pleased to announce photographer and video artist Keesic Douglas (Ojibway) as the recipient of the 3rd annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency. This unique opportunity offers the recipient access to state of the art equipment and training. Keesic’s work has been exhibited and screened at imagineNATIVE, across Canada and internationally. In 2009 his video War Pony screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany and in 2007 his video The Vanishing Trace won imagineNATIVE’s Best Short Documentary award.

    imagineNATIVE’s first collaborative commissioning mentorship was presented in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Almost a decade later, imagineNATIVE and LIFT have the pleasure of announcing Toronto-based Kelabit artist Adrienne Marcus Raja as the recipient of our ninth annual mentorship. The LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship offers an Indigenous artist living in the GTA the opportunity to expand their practice into the realm of film. Adrienne will be enrolled in LIFT’s seasonal workshops, be paired with a suitable mentor, be provided with access to LIFT’s production and post-production equipment, and receive additional financial and resource support from imagineNATIVE and mentorship partners, Kodak (www.kodak.ca) and Technicolor (www.technicolor.com), to complete a film for premiere at the 2013 Festival.

    “LIFT is pleased to be working with Adrienne on a film for imagineNATIVE 2013,” says Chris Kennedy, LIFT’s Executive Director. “Adrienne's practice incorporates a broad range of contemporary art-making, but carries a unique and engaging voice. We're excited to see how she translates her vision to the film medium. We're expecting an exciting project and look forward to working with her in its realization.”

    Finally, imagineNATIVE is incredibly thrilled to announce the Festival’s first partnership with the New Brunswick Filmmakers Co-operative, our first out-of-province mentorship partner of its kind. For this first year, imagineNATIVE and the NBFC are pleased to announce Fredericton-based Maliseet artist John David Thornton as the recipient of the first NBFC/imagineNATIVE Mentorship.

    This inaugural mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous person living in New Brunswick the opportunity to expand their artistic practice in videomaking. John will be enrolled in NBFC’s seasonal workshops, be paired with a suitable mentor, be provided with access to NBFC’s production and post-production equipment, and receive additional financial and resource support from NBFC and imagineNATIVE to complete a short video for premiere at imagineNATIVE 2013 followed by a screening at the 2013 Silver Wave Festival.

    “imagineNATIVE is incredibly pleased to partner with the NBFC on this mentorship program,” says Jason Ryle, imagineNATIVE’s Executive Director. “We are committed to extending our support and outreach to Indigenous artists living in Canada’s Atlantic region. We want to see more Indigenous media arts production in the East and this partnership with NBFC is a significant step in that direction.”  

    Congratulations once again to all recipients and thank you to all of this year’s incredible applicants. Be sure to check out the completed works which will have their World Premieres at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 16-20, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

     

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    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival Trailer

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    The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe.… Read more

    uploaded date: 27-05-2008

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    Demonstration of Indianness #31

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    Demonstration of Indianness #31 is a short experimental film based on old home movies that the artist's grandfather shot in the 50's. The film is as much a portrait of a struggle and a declaration of identity, as it is a questioning into the history of documentation and anthropology.

    Filmmaker: Adam Garnet Jones

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    uploaded date: 25-03-2008