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February 20, 2023

Call for Applications: The Jeff Barnaby Grant

Hosted by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The Jeff Barnaby Grant was created to honour the late Jeff Barnaby’s creative legacy and to recognize his tremendous and visionary contributions towards Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty, Genre Film, and Indigenous Cinema. The grant is funded through Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity in memory of the contributions that Barnaby made through his participation in the company’s Advancing Voices program.

This grant is available for 5 Indigenous Film + Television creatives across Canada with productions at any stage in the Horror + Thriller + Futurism genre. Each selected recipient will receive $25,000 to support their projects.

Along with application form, please send the following support documents to submit@imagineNATIVE.org in PDF format:

  • Letter of inquiry
  • Pitch deck
  • 2-3 page treatment for the project
  • Total project budget
  • A breakdown of how you plan to use the $25,000 grant funds for your project
  • Project + Production timeline

Deadline: Thursday, February 20 at 11:59pm EST.


If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact bliss@imagineNATIVE.org


imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 446, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8

Phone number: 416 585 2333

Email: info@imagineNATIVE.org

imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.