Aboriginal Media Arts Symposium
- The symposium consists of a number of workshops and development sessions.
- The aim is on emerging media artists.
- Last year’s symposium took place on November 7 and 8.
- For more information contact:
Atlantic Film Festival
Visit their web page for information about the festival, the awards they offer as well as a film discussion area.
James Buller Awards for Aboriginal Theatre Excellence
- Usually takes place the second week of May.
- Nominations can be sent to the address below.
Banff Television Festival
- A competitive international festival dedicated to the recognition and celebration of excellence in television programs.
- A number of categories encompassing most television programming.
- Entries should be in by the end of February, with the festival usually commencing around the beginning of June.
- Entry forms, festival information and and regulations can be obtained from:
- One of Canada’s largest aboriginal film festivals.
- The festival takes place in the last week of May or first week of June each year.
- The festival includes panel discussions, pitching sessions, talent searches and award presentations.
The Far North Film Festival
- Celebrating film and video about our Earth’s northern environs and the people who live there.
- The festival usually takes place in mid-November.
- Competitive festival that celebrates Canadian and International films.
Japan Prize – International Educational Program Contest
- Awards given to programs that contribute to the advancement of educational programs
- Categories include pre-school education, primary education, secondary education and adult education.
- The deadline for applications is usually September with the contest taking place in November.
- You can also attend the contest as an observer with admission to all events, by filling out an application and sending it by September 30th.
- Rules and applications can be obtained from the address below or by contacting TVNC.
Native American Film and Video Festival
National Museum of the American Indian
- Held in New York City in October/November.
- A showcase for Native media makers from North, Central and South America and Hawai’i.
- The Festival features documentaries, films, videos, experimental work, tribal community productions and more.
- The deadline for submissions was on May 15 but information on the event and applications for next years event can be obtained from:
The Native Indian/Inuit Photographers Association
- Videobinge III – First Nations Video Festival
The New York Festivals
- A 40 year old event with many categories and divisions.
- Awards presented in categories such as: international, advertising, broadcsting, radio, public service announcments and more.
George Foster Peabody Awards
- Prestigous awards established in 1939.
- Awards given for news, entertainment, childrens programming, education, documentaries, public service announcements and individuals, institutions or organizations.
Telefilm Canada and TVNC – Aboriginal Production Awards”
- Two awards for Best Canadian Aboriginal Television Production, one for French/English language entry and one for an Aboriginal language entry.
- The award is $10,000 to go towards the development or production of a new work.
- The award is presented during the Banff Television Festival which occurs in June.
- deadline for applications are accepted until late April.
- Entry forms and eligibility requirements can be obtained from TVNC, Telefilm Canda or the Banff Centre for the Arts.