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Open for submissions:
TV Series (Mediatheque Only) - Extended Deadline: September 25, 2015.
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Film, Video, Audio and New Media
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2016 Deadlines: Free Deadline: May 15, 2016 / Late Deadline ($25 fee): June 1, 2016.
2015 FILM & VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & RULES
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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, new media and radio. Each October, the Festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The Festival's screenings, panel discussions, industry initiatives, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.
imagineNATIVE considers film, video, radio and new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists.
To be eligible, an Indigenous person (ie. self-identified as Indigenous, Aboriginal or First Peoples and their descendents) must have held a key creative role on the project as a writer, director, or producer. The content of the film/video can be universal
Indigenous communities, First Peoples, and Aboriginal nations are those that are self-identified as having a historical continuity with societies that developed on recognized territories before colonization or transformation of that region into a nation-state and may consider themselves distinct (with often unique cultural, linguistic, traditional, social and other characteristics) from other sectors of the societies or nation-states now prevailing on those territories.
Priority is given to works that have not yet been broadcast in Canada or over the Internet. International and Canadian premiere status is also a consideration. Made-for-television films and documentaries are eligible for submission (consideration will be to given to their broadcast status). Music videos are eligible for submission to the Festival, regardless of their Canadian broadcast status. Episodic television series (dramatic or documentary), news reports, extended reportage, television magazine formats, and information programming or segments (such as PSAs) are not eligible for programming consideration. However, episodic television series (dramatic and documentary) led and produced by Indigenous production companies are eligible to submit their work to the Mediatheque only. Please visit www.imaginenative.org under Artists>Submit Your Work for Guidelines and Submission Forms.
Selection criteria for the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is based on:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit www.imaginenative.org for our mandate, artistic and programming policies
imagineNATIVE is working towards a completely digital submission process (i.e. No DVD submissions). Please have your work ready and available online via digital, downloadable, password-protected link (Vimeo preferred).