imagineNATIVE Mentorship


(Photo of 2019 Recipient Corrina Merasty-Gallant)

NBFC & imagineNATIVE Annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants in New Brunswick
Application Deadline: Friday, January 10th, 2020
Calling all Indigenous filmmakers – expand your filmmaking experience by creating a 5-10 min short with the NBFC /imagineNATIVE Mentorship!

This mentorship is an opportunity to create a new short work (5-10 min), to premiere at the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto (October 20-25, 2020). The mentorship recipient will work closely with NBFC staff to produce an original short work from concept to completion. 


The selected recipient will be provided with:
a 1 year NBFC Membership
eligibility to enrol in any training workshops offered during NBFC’s Winter and Summer 2020 Calendar
Mentorship from an Indigenous mentor, pending their availability
Support, mentorship, and the use of equipment (production and editing) from NBFC
$5,100 as an artist fee
$4,000 for crew
$2,500 for production
$500 for on-set craft (food + beverages)

The successful applicant will be helped by NBFC’s knowledgeable staff through the stages of development, production, and post-production.
The successful applicant will also have access to NBFC’s equipment and facilities for the making of their film. As every film is unique, equipment and facility use will be determined in the development stage at the NBFC’s discretion.

Please note: Projects must be realistic in scope within the services provided by the residency and must be completed and be delivered as a digital file to imagineNATIVE by September 9, 2020. 



Eligibility Criteria: 

•    This call is open to Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) candidates residing in New Brunswick

•    Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend NBFC training workshops (schedule to be determined upon selection). We strongly encourage applicants who are independent, deadline driven and self-starters

•    You must live in Fredericton or within commuting distance from the city in order to access NBFC workshops and equipment.  Travel subsidy and cost of living are NOT covered by this mentorship.



Your Application Must Include:

• ½ to 1 page film treatment

• Production schedule that demonstrates the project will be completed on time

• Budget that demonstrates the project can be completed within the scope of this mentorship

• ½ to 1 page statement on why you’d like to participate and how you would benefit from participation

• Your bio (no CVs or resumes, please). Please be sure to indicate past experience with film and other artistic mediums, if any, and your Indigenous affiliation

• Contact info including name, address, email address, and phone number

• Email applications to: info@nbfilmcoop.com

Should you have additional questions, please email Cat at: info@nbfilmcoop.com