Marketing For Indigenous Screen Creatives
-a FREE imagineNATIVE Institute Program -

Session I: June 5th - 6th,  6 to 9:30pm | Session II: June 20, 10am to 4pm |Session III: July 18, 10am to 4pm

The Commons, 401 Richmond Building, Suite 440

The imagineNATIVE Institute is offering a series of FREE marketing workshop sessions for Indigenous creatives to build an Electronic Press Kit (EPK), learn to pitch work and learn best practices for marketing their work and themselves. Open to Indigenous media artists with a new or in-production work, imagineNATIVE will host three separate intensive workshop sessions on June 5/6th, June 20th, and July 18th in Toronto.

An Electronic Press Kit (EPK) is a vital and cost-effective tool when submitting and promoting your work to festivals, to funders, and to the public.

Each workshop session is self-contained and will include modules on:

  • Components of an effective EPK (best practices from industry leaders)

  • Writing: How to write clear and concise short & long synopses, biographies, and other associated content

  • Pitching: How to speak effectively and proactively about your work

  • Creating and maintaining online professional profiles (e.g. IMDB, Wikipedia, LinkedIn)

Workshop modules will be presented by Indigenous and non-Indigenous industry professionals, and facilitated by imagineNATIVE staff. Indigenous media artists at any stage of their career are welcome to apply, though participants must have a submission-ready work of any length and any genre (does not need to be picture or sound locked) to workshop in the session.

At the end of each workshop, the goal is for each participant to have:

  • A short and long form synopsis for their work

  • A short and longer form biography

  • A checklist of required A/V materials and recommended formats

  • A headshot from a professional photographer

  • Online professional profiles

The workshops are free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Each workshop has a limited number of spots and pre-registration is required. Workshops are presented in English. A contribution towards travel support is possible; please contact us for additional information. The workshop will take place at The Commons in the 401 Richmond Building at 401 Richmond Street

West; the facilities have a ramp to the building entrance, an elevator to 4th floor, and accessible, all-gender washrooms.

To Apply:

There is no fee to participate. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to those who provide the required submission materials (as below). Eligible applicants must be Indigenous in adherence with imagineNATIVE's Artistic and Programming Policy.

Please complete the following application form with the required materials and email to :

  • Maximum one (1) page synopsis of your work (please include title, length, genre, and format)

  • Current biography

  • A point-form summary of your intended audience (e.g. festivals, demographics, education, broadcast, etc.)

  • Project status (e.g. post-production, fine cut, final cut, etc.)

  • Indicate which session date is your first choice (the same workshop is provided in each of the sessions); in the case of an oversubscription to a specific date, we will create a waiting list and do our best to fulfil your second choice

For questions regarding the program, please contact Adriana Chartrand, Institute Manager,