The WNDX x NIMAC experimental moving image awards comprises eight awards for BIPOC gender diverse experimental media art practitioners.
The eight awards are:
-$2000 award for mid-career to established gender diverse Indigenous artist working in experimental media art
-$2000 award for mid-career to established gender diverse BIPOC artist working in experimental media art
-Two $500 awards for emerging gender diverse artists working in experimental media art
-Two $500 awards for emerging gender diverse Indigenous artists working in experimental media art
-Two $500 awards for emerging gender diverse BIPOC artists working in experimental media art
These awards were developed as a partnership between WNDX Festival of Moving Image and the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) with funding from the Manitoba Arts Council.
WNDX and NIMAC came together to vision the awards as a way of showing artists who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour who are gender diverse working in moving image that the work they do is valued and needs to be celebrated. This recognition is important to both organizations because these communities have driven the exciting content being made in experimental media art practice, but are not recognized enough for the impacts they have made.
If you would like further information about the awards WNDX x NIMAC will host an information session in December 2022.
WNDX Festival programs new and innovative moving image works from across Canada and around the globe, with a mandate to showcase films made in our immediate community. We celebrate the impetus of screening work from underrepresented communities who are often ignored by mainstream film festival circuits, and strive to find the most innovative, challenging and original moving image works. We are committed to equitable compensation for artists’ labour, and pay screening and professional fees to all the artists who make our festival possible. The WNDX Festival of Moving takes place in Winnipeg, MB, over 5 days in the fall, and additionally presents off-festival screenings throughout the calendar year. WNDX operates on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
NIMAC supports, promotes, and advocates for Indigenous media artists and arts organizations within the context of Canadian media arts practices. NIMAC facilitates production, presentation, and dissemination of Indigenous media artists on a national platform. We advocate for equitable artistic and professional opportunities for Indigenous media artists within the landscape of the media arts. NIMAC is a national organization that does not function in only one place, we acknowledge and follow the Indigenous protocols of all of the lands we work in.
Applications open: Monday, November 28th, 2022
Application deadline: Friday, December 30th, 2022
Applicant notifications: Monday, February 6th, 2023
Prize winners announced to the public March 8th, 2023
APPLICATION & NOMINATION PROCESS
Prize winners will be selected through a juried process.
To apply, please submit a single .pdf document consisting of the following:
-an artist statement
-examples of your work, up to 20 minutes of content through vimeo, youtube, ect.
Video or audio submissions in lieu of written submissions up to 5 minutes in length will be considered
If application assistance is needed, an email can be sent to Jennifer Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions can be sent to email@example.com
In a small effort to shift the norms of applying for festivals and awards, we will be offering a $20 honorarium to the first 50 applicants. We want to acknowledge that applications are work, and you are not going unnoticed for doing this labour.