LIFT/imagineNATIVE 2019 Mentorship


Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute short  film?

Celebrating 15 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Torontos  (LIFT) workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed in addition to 16mm).

Shoot and edit your short film, with the guidance of LIFT staff and an Indigenous mentor, and see your film on the big screen at the 20th anniversary of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival from October 22″27, 2019 in Toronto.

The successful applicant will be provided with a LIFT Production Membership until the end of the imagineNATIVE 2019 Festival and will be eligible to enroll in any training workshop offered during LIFTs Winter and Spring 2019 calendar (to a maximum $750 value).

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with LIFTs knowledgeable staff and a specially selected Indigenous mentor to help with development, production and post-production.