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Annual Indigenous Filmmakers Bursary

$10,000 to make your film! Open to all Indigenous Peoples aged 16+ in British Columbia.


Vancouver Film Studios and Pacific Backlot
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In-person & Online

The bursary from Vancouver Film Studios and Pacific Backlot:

What We Offer:

  • Access to lighting and grip equipment from Pacific Backlot, along with soundstage space at Vancouver Film Studios. (Based on availability)
  • Recognition on our social media channels.
  • An opportunity to attend the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Ontario, from June 3rd to 8th, 2025. This includes covered accommodation, flights, and an Industry pass for networking opportunities.

Who Can Apply:

  • Open to all Indigenous Peoples aged 16+ in British Columbia.

Application Details: To apply for the bursary, applicants must provide VFS with the following information: a. Personal description of the applicant, including filmmaking experience, and an idea for a film to be made using the bursary. This can be submitted in writing or in video format. b. Timeline for making the film (in writing). c. Budget describing how the bursary funds will be used (in writing). d. Detailed list of equipment and studio needs and expectations (in writing).

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by email to no later than Wednesday, May 31st, 2024.

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