Dear friends, We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic and recognize this represents an unprecedented challenge for all involved in the screen-based industry across Canada. We understand every sector of our economy is being affected by the pandemic; the lockdowns, travel restrictions, the urgency to self-isolate and maintain social distancing have put
March 16, 2020 Toronto, ON — Canada’s creative screen industry has ground to a halt in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and the ISO recognizes that Indigenous screen-based creators and workers are being hit hard by postponed productions, lost contracts, canceled festivals, closed cinemas and lost revenue opportunities. We are aware that these and other
Media Release: Indigenous Screen Office Calls for Greater Indigenous Presence in Canada’s Communications Future
January 30, 2020 TORONTO, ON — The federal Broadcasting & Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel (BTLRP) released Canada’s Communications Future: Time to Act, its final report and recommendations to government for changes to Canada’s Broadcasting Act. The Indigenous Screen Office is encouraged to see recommendations on Indigenous content and broadband access reflected in the report. However, we are
Please use form letter, sign and email to the contact below addressed to the Heritage Minister’s office. We are seeking support for our request for a permanent allocation of funding through the Department of Canadian Heritage to create the Indigenous Story Fund, which will support Indigenous content creation across all existing and future screen-based platforms.
The Inaugural Indigenous Screen Office and Netflix Apprenticeship Program Grants over $200k to Indigenous Storytellers The Indigenous Screen Office is pleased to announce that it has granted $225,000, to recipients across Canada, in first-round funding to support training and mentorship for Indigenous screen creators, in partnership with Netflix. “The apprenticeship program received double the