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Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival Call for Submissions

by aanationtalk on August 12, 2013694 Views

Welcome to the Festival

Welcome to the 10th annual Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art, held in Duncan, April 23,24,25,26, 2014. The festival events take place on the traditional lands of the Cowichan people on southern Vancouver Island, in the beautiful Quwutsun Cultural Centre. It is with the generous support of Cowichan Tribes that we enter into this annual celebration of aboriginal film, performance, and art featuring an international slate of films.

As we move into the 10th year of the festival, we continue to seek out independent films from indigenous film makers throughout the world. Film makers whose works are selected to be featured in the festival will be invited to participate in various festival events including Opening Ceremonies, screenings, presentations and workshops.

We anticipate a great festival this year and look forward to receiving your films. If you have any questions, please contact us at Our festival website is .

Call for Submissions

The Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art is a festival which promotes and provides exposure to the works of a rapidly growing field of outstanding independent indigenous film makers throughout Canada and from around the world.

Submissions for the Cowichan International Aboriginal Festival of Film & Art are open to indigenous filmmakers and media artists worldwide; work by non-indigenous filmmakers may be considered if the content is specific to the indigenous peoples of Canada.

In our 10th year, eligible entries will be considered for the following recognition;
The 2014 Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival Best Film Award
The 2014 Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival Best Documentary Award
The 2014 Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival Best Short Film Award
The 2014 Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival People’s Choice Award

Films competing for awards must have been completed within the calendar year (2013-2014). To be eligible an indigenous person (self-identified) must have held a key creative role on the project as a writer, director or producer.

A committee of volunteers active in the film and media arts industry is responsible for the selection and programming for the festival. Programmers may choose films from guest artists outside of those submitted in order to round out the program.

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