Reel Reservations Film Submission


Reel Reservations: Cinematic Indigenous Sovereignty Series was born with the intention of creating space for indigenous artists. Spaces both virtual and physical that will be a refuge and a canvas for Indigenous artists.

Artistic Policy 

Reel Reservations considers film, video, audio, digital and interactive media works made by Indigenous creatives from all across Turtle Island. While a key creative involved in the project must be Indigenous, the content in the film itself can be anything.

Indigenous films works are created by individuals or groups of people who self-identify as Indigenous. Indigenous peoples worldwide may apply in Canada and could be identified as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Applications from both status and non-status Indigenous peoples are accepted. Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe are invited to submit their film(s) for consideration.

Reel Reservations may consider at its discretion films that have no key Indigenous creative but have been created in association with Indigenous peoples or communities. References will be requested for films submitted under this category.

Submit Your Film

Submit your film for the 5th Annual Reel Reservations Film Series, which will take place from Feb 22-24th 2018 in Vancouver BC.

Submission Deadline:Nov 27th, 2017

The selection criteria for Reel Reservations Film Series include:

  • A key member of the creative team (director, writer, producer) must identify as Indigenous.
  • The relevance of the work to the Indigenous communities and Indigenous audiences
  • As we reside on the west coast within the traditional territories of Musqueam Squamish and Tsleil-waututh special consideration will be given to indigenous artists from these nations.

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