Click on the image below to access an english PDF version of our new Industry reports and guides. The French language version of these resources will be available for ordering May 2019.

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Pathways to the International Market for Indigenous Screen Content: Success Stories, Lessons Learned from Selected Jurisdictions and a Strategy for Growth

Commissioned by imagineNATIVE and prepared by Communications MDR, this report offers a strategy for growth for Indigenous screen content in the international market. Read the report here:

This report was made possible through the support of: the Indigenous Screen Office, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Canada Media Fund, and the National Film Board of Canada.


This study examines the current state of Indigenous feature film production in Canada and demonstrates the potential for growth in this burgeoning sector of the nation’s film industry.Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective focuses primarily on dramatic feature film production during the five-year period to 2012.

This report documents the rise of Indigenous cinema worldwide and examines Canada’s public funding landscape, identifying barriers and significant opportunities for Aboriginal content creators in Canada.

Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, this report was researched and written by consultants Danis Goulet and Kerry Swanson. Funding was provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) Research Grant Program and Telefilm Canada.


On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working With First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories 

Commissioned by imagineNATIVE and prepared by Marcia Nickerson with support from Communications MDR, this highly-anticipated document provides guiding cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners. Read the report here:

This guide was made possible through the support of: Canada Media Fund, the National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Creative BC and the Inspirit Foundation.

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