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English-speaking filmmakers in Quebec and Nunavik: got an idea for a groundbreaking short doc? NFB’s Quebec Atlantic Studio wants to hear from you! Deadline for submissions for Reimagining My Quebec is August 8.


July 9, 2018 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec Atlantic Studio is looking for submissions for Reimagining My Quebec—a new initiative for anglophone, allophone, and Indigenous filmmakers from Quebec and Nunavik that will give emerging and established directors a chance to create artful short documentaries with the NFB.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 8, 2018, after which three winning proposals will be selected. Selected participants will each complete a film of no more than 15 minutes, to be developed and produced at the NFB over 12 to 18 months, beginning in September 2018. Participants will each be paid approximately $15,000 through writer and director fees.

The NFB is looking for artists with strong points of view who enjoy creative collaboration and want to be challenged. Stories with unique access, memorable visuals and creative sound treatment are encouraged—films that defy expectations. The NFB will favour proposals that demonstrate a clear sense of intended audience and desired impact.

  • Films are 5 to 15 minutes in length.
  • The story is local.
  • You have 4 to 5 days to shoot your film.

Reimagining My Quebec is open to anglophone, allophone, and Indigenous filmmakers from Quebec and Nunavik who have completed more than one professional production, not including film-school or training projects. The NFB welcomes applications from other artists/creators/storytellers who have equivalent experience in their own field and are interested in exploring the documentary form.

The NFB will provide filmmakers with creative producing expertise, an array of resources including state-of-the-art technical facilities, and a vast network of creative support, all within a safe and inclusive environment. The NFB’s distribution, marketing and communications teams will also work with filmmakers to help reach audiences in Canada. Each film receives a unique strategy that leverages the filmmaker’s artistic vision and message to engage intended audiences.

Reimagining My Quebec is an initiative from Quebec Atlantic Studio and English Program. Annette Clarke is the executive producer and Kat Baulu is the producer.

If you need further information, please contact proposal coordinator Marian Rebeiro at M.Rebeiro@nfb.ca and/or producer Kat Baulu at K.Baulu@nfb.ca.

For complete details on how to apply and the selection process, visit the NFB Blog.


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