ImagineNATIVE and NFB launch call for digital proposals

The Toronto-based imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is teaming up with the National Film Board of Canada for a second year of digital media collaboration, with both parties launching a call for digital media project proposals from Canadian Aboriginal artists and producers.
November 16, 2011

The Toronto-based imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is teaming up with the National Film Board of Canada for a second year of digital media collaboration, with both parties launching a call for digital media project proposals.

Canadian Aboriginal artists are invited to submit proposals for their interactive digital media projects, which can fall into the genres of interactive documentary, mobile and locative media, interactive animation, interactive photo essay, data visualization and physical installation. The submission deadline is January 9, 2012 and details can be found at

The selected project, chosen by both imagineNATIVE and the NFB, will go into production with the NFB serving as creative and administrative producer and imagineNATIVE providing creative input throughout the production. The finished project will be presented at imagineNATIVE 2013.

Last year’s call for proposals resulted in the selection of De Nort, an online locative video, photo and auditory journey into life on a northern reserve by Winnipeg’s ITWE collective. It is currently in pre-production at the NFB’s Winnipeg production studio, with a 2012 imagineNATIVE Festival launch date.

“It’s a fantastic collaboration, bringing together imagineNATIVE’s curatorial smarts and commitment to the digital arts and our role as a creative laboratory working with talented artists to explore the creative application of technology to interactive storytelling,” said Cindy Witten, director general of the NFB English Program.

“Interest in last year’s project was incredibly high, and we all look forward to this year’s applications,” added Jason Ryle, executive director of imagineNATIVE.

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