imagineNATIVE 2011 Offers Free Passes for Indigenous Women to Attend


Our Indigenous sisters take note: you could win a complimentary pass to attend both the 2011 imagineNATIVE festival of Indigenous media arts and the International Women in Digital Media Summit.

For those digitally-minded of our relations, this could be a great opportunity to learn, be inspired and entertained and, of course, to network.

Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T), in partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, is pleased to provide two Indigenous women with a complimentary pass to WIFT-T’s International Women in Digital Media Summit (iWDMS), October 23-25 in Stratford, Ontario (a $525 value). The candidates selected will also receive an All-Access Pass to the 12th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 19-23, in downtown Toronto (a $110 value).

Featuring keynote speaker Arianna Huffington, the iWDMS will bring together traditional and digital media communities, as well as educational and research institutions, to explore innovation, content creation, emerging trends and business models, and the role of women in digital media globally. Delegates will be exposed to inspirational leadership and the latest insights from leading women and men working in digital media industries worldwide. Click here for a preview!

The complimentary passes to iWDMS include the Opening and Closing Receptions, Welcome Dinner, and lunch and breaks on both Monday and Tuesday. Travel expenses and accommodation are not included. Please note RSVPs for the receptions and dinner are mandatory. The imagineNATIVE All-Access Pass includes all imagineNATIVE film and video screenings, workshops, parties, receptions, and events.

To apply for a pass, please email Kim Haladay, WIFT-T Development Manager, at khaladay@wift.comby Monday July 25, 2011, 5PM EDT. Please attach your resume and a letter (one page max.) outlining your eligibility and interest in attending the Summit. A selection committee of WIFT-T and imagineNATIVE representatives will review the applications. The recipients will be announced in mid-August.

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