LIFT + imagineNATIVE Originals Call for Application

ATTENTION: All Indigenous Filmmakers in the GTA with an original idea for a 16mm short film!

Celebrating 20 years of supporting Independent Indigenous Film, imagineNATIVE is partnering up with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) to give the selected participant a minimum of 10k and in-kind services to create a short film to be premiered at the 25th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival from June 3-8, 2025, in Toronto!

We are in search of an Indigenous creator who is deadline-driven and a self-starter looking to expand their filmmaking experience and familiarity with 16mm filmmaking with LIFT. The selected participant will receive a LIFT membership from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. $750 in-kind worth of training workshops offered during LIFT’s summer and fall 2024 calendar and a mentor. Candidates must commit to attending the LIFT training workshops that they registered for from July 2024 to December 2024.

Expand your filmmaking experience! Shoot and edit your 5-10 minute short film with the guidance of LIFT and imagineNATIVE!

For any questions, please contact Cheyanne Jacko-Sawe:

Open to artists 18+

Application deadline July 30, 11:59 EST