Industry Days

imagineNATIVE Industry Days is back from October 19 – 22, 2022, in-person at Artscape Sandbox and TIFF Bell Lightbox & online from October 24 – 30, 2022.


The imagineNATIVE Institutes annual Micro Meetings Networking Day is back in-person with online access at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday, October 21, 2022, during imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival’s Industry Days offerings! We invite industry decision-makers to join Indigenous film and television creatives for a full day of one-on-one meetings. Micro meetings is designed to create meaningful connections and collaborations between Indigenous creatives and Industry Leaders.

Micro Meetings Schedule for October 21, 2022

9 am – 11 am ET

Meet with Festival Programmers & Curators

11 am – 1 pm ET

Meet with Buyers, Sales, Acquisitions & Distribution

1 pm – 3 pm ET

Meet with Production/Development

3 pm – 5 pm ET

Meet with Agents & Representation

To apply for an Industry Days Package please complete the form below. If your accreditation is confirmed the Institute team will contact you with a link to purchase you Industry Days Package.

Please note, there is a limited amount of Industry Days Packages and all Industry Days events must be RSVP’d to confirm attendance.

If you have been sent an Industry Comped Package or have been approved for the HST exemption for Indian Status Card Holders, please sign in with your email address in the menu bar and add the appropriate package to your cart.

Then, checkout and start fulfilling your package! Head over to our events page to browse and pick* your events! Simply add the ticket to your cart, and checkout when you’re ready!

*We recommend checking out after redeeming 5 event tickets at a time*

If you’ve been given a complimentary Industry Package please click on ‘Add Industry Comped Package’.


Industry Comped

Industry Package
Indian Status Card Holder

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about Industry Days, please browse our comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page.

Oct 19 1:30PM-2:45PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 19 9:00AM-10:35AM (Artscape Sandbox)
The imagineNATIVE Institute welcomes filmmakers working in community to the Industry Days stage to discuss the care and (…)
Oct 19 11:00AM-12:30PM (Artscape Sandbox)
Growing an Industry is part of an on-going conversation on how we as Indigenous people in the film and television Indust (…)
Oct 19 3:00PM-6:00PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 20 4:45PM-7:00PM (TBLB 4)
The imagineNATIVE Institute welcomes APTN along with past winners and participants of the APTN/imagineNATIVE Web Series (…)
Oct 20 9:30AM-4:30PM (TBLB 4)
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Oct 20 6:00PM-8:00PM (Artscape Sandbox)
Industry days Networking night is an evening of food and drinks for the Industy Days Package holders. Participants and a (…)
Oct 21 2:45PM-4:00PM (Artscape Sandbox)
This panel discussion focuses on moving towards disability culture and accessible productions. We invite filmmakers and (…)
Oct 21 11:15AM-12:30PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 21 9:00AM-11:00AM (401 Commons | Bachir/Yerix)
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Oct 21 1:30PM-2:30PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 21 9:00AM-5:00PM (TIFF)
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Oct 21 4:01PM-6:01PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 22 9:00AM-10:15AM (Artscape Sandbox)
Oct 22-23 10:30PM-12:30AM (Artscape Sandbox)
Growing an Industry part 2 is a continuation of Growing an Industry part 1, that took place on Day 1 of Industry Days. T (…)
Oct 22 1:30PM-3:30PM (Artscape Sandbox)
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Oct 22 9:15AM-10:15AM (Artscape Sandbox)
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