Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5 minute 16mm short?

Celebrating 18 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed in addition to 16mm).

Shoot and edit your short film, with the guidance of LIFT staff and an Indigenous mentor, and see your film on the big screen at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival from October 17 – October 22, 2023 in Toronto! 

Please refer to the Apply Now link below for more information on this mentorship and application.

Additional application materials can be emailed to

For any questions, please contact Bliss Bondy:

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET