Knowledge Network is accepting Calls for Proposals from Indigenous filmmakers to produce stories about cultural revitalization work in B.C.
Are you an Indigenous filmmaker living in B.C.? We are excited to announce a great opportunity to develop a series of short documentary films that showcase efforts to revitalize First Nations languages, arts, cultures and heritage across the province. A collaboration between Knowledge Network and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC), the films will premiere on Knowledge Network television and streaming platforms.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Knowledge Network on films, which recognize B.C. First Nations cultural revitalization practices and showcase Indigenous knowledge and ways of being as unique and diverse as we are,” says Tracey Herbert, CEO of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. “Sharing our stories through these short films celebrates and highlights Indigenous leadership and innovation.”
The stories will inspire and celebrate British Columbia’s First Peoples and demonstrate what makes our cultures so vibrant, resilient and hopeful for the future. If you know Indigenous film producers in B.C., please share this opportunity with them!
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About this Call for Proposals
Knowledge Network will commission two half-hour compilations from Indigenous film producers in B.C. Each compilation will consist of 10 films approximately 3 minutes each in length. Both compilations will have unifying themes and will run as individual shorts on Knowledge Network and as half-hour programs.
The selection process will involve a two-tier selection process. The first phase will consist of producers providing two story ideas along with company and creative team information. A shortlist will be created for phase two. Those shortlisted will be required to storyboard and budget one of their story submissions. Knowledge Network and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council will select two production companies to move into development.
Eligibility Criteria for the Applicant
- Indigenous peoples of Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis).
- Must be a for-profit incorporated production company that is 100% Indigenous-owned.
- Must be based in British Columbia.
- Deadline for Submissions: March 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm
- Finalists Announced: May 2023
- The films will premiere on Knowledge Network’s television and streaming platforms in 2024
The production budgets are up to $200,000 for each half hour compilation and are a combination of licence fees and tax credits. The information sessions will explain the production budgets, schedule and process with the opportunity to ask questions. If filmmakers have questions before the information sessions or cannot attend, they can contact Gordon Loverin firstname.lastname@example.org.
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