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imagineNATIVE and the NFB seek proposals for digital media project

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are looking for proposals from Canadian Aboriginal artists for audacious, innovative and socially relevant digital media works. Proposals can be for works in any digital medium and genre, including interactive documentary, mobile and locative media, interactive animation, photographic art and essay, data visualization, physical installation, community media, interactive video and user-generated media. Projects can be on any theme.
The project budge range is $30,000 to $50,000. One project will be selected jointly by imagineNATIVE and the NFB for production, with the NFB serving as creative and administrative producer and imagineNATIVE providing creative input at key stages throughout the production. The project will be presented at imagineNATIVE 2012.
The submission deadline is January 31, 2011. All Canadian Aboriginal artists are eligible to submit their proposal. Full submissions detail can be found at For some relevant examples of NFB digital media work, go to
imagineNATIVE has been active in the programming and commissioning of digital media work by Aboriginal artists since the early 2000s. As Canada’s public producer, the NFB has been producing films by First Nations, Métis and Inuit directors since the late 1960s. Today, the NFB works with a range of artists to reflect Canadian perspectives through film, video and interactive digital media projects.