Month: January 2021

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2021 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!

Due to COVID-19, in-person volunteer opportunities are restricted, however new and exciting virtual opportunities will be available and announced by September 2021, so stay tuned! Some potential volunteer opportunities in 2021 with imagineNATIVE include: Communications and social media Event and personal recordings Online iNfo Booth support Live event chat monitors Data input and spreadsheets assistant …

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Intro to Avatar Design

Moderator: Maize LongboatThursday, September 10th 4:00pm – 7:00pm ET Bring a character of your own imagining into a virtual world. Participants will learn the basics of Second Life, a massive multiplayer online world, to customize their own unique avatar.

Interactive Story Telling event details.

Interactive Storytelling with Twine

Moderator: Maize LongboatThursday, September 17th 4:00pm – 7:00pm ET Learn how to create interactive non-linear digital stories. Using Twine, a free open-source software, participants will use the basic internet languages of HTML and CSS to write “choose-your-own adventure”-style narratives that can be experienced in a web browser.

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Game Design with Bitsy

Moderator: Maize LongboatThursday, September 24th 4:00pm – 7:00pm ET Bitsy is a free web-based game design tool that can be used to create simple 2D narrative- driven games. Participants will be taught how to design an 8-bit game world, characters, 2- frame animations, and narratives to grasp the fundamental aspects of video game development.

Indigenous Screenwriting Series Lab

Applications are currently closed. This lab will support one Fellow to fully develop a series proposal for television. This opportunity includes working with imagineNATIVE staff and story editors to develop the overall narrative arc of the series, episodic breakdowns, a scripted pilot episode, and a professionally designed pitch package.

Harmonize Mentorship

Applications are currently closed. Harmonize is a year-long mentorship and networking opportunity for an Indigenous musician based in, or able to commute to, the GTA, who is interested in expanding their practice to include composition for film and television.

HGF Story Editing Mentorship

Applications are currently closed. This remote opportunity is for an Indigenous screen creative (screenwriter, producer, director) based in Canada to learn the development process of feature film scripts by working with the staff of the Harold Greenberg Fund.

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We acknowledge the Dish With One Spoon covenant, a treaty whose spirit is one based in collective stewardship and reciprocity. We take the spirit of this covenant to the core of our operations as we bring artists and audiences from many nations across the globe together through our various initiatives and activities.

Please take a moment to think of the land you currently reside upon, wherever you may be, and  acknowledge those who went before and those yet to come.