Funding for Indigenous Creatives Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion with JILL SAMSON (Canada Media Fund), ADAM GARNET JONES (Telefilm), ROBIN SUMMERFIELD (CBC Manitoba) & SHELLEY MACDOUGALL (APTN)

Thursday July 23rd @ 2:30 PM CDT on GFF Live Stream

Are you an Indigenous creative looking for funding to make your next film? This informative panel discussion brings together key industry panelists, located both in Manitoba and across Canada, to break down the funding process for Indigenous filmmakers. Conducted remotely, the FUNDING FOR INDIGENOUS CREATIVES panel discussion will be a can’t-miss event for up and coming filmmakers and creatives who are seeking insight into the world of film funding. Get your notebooks out, this one will be fun!

JILL SAMSON, Panelist. Deputy Director, Portfolio Management, Canada Media Fund

ADAM GARNET JONES, Panelist. Content Analyst and Indigenous Liaison, Telefilm

ROBIN SUMMERFIELD, Panelist. Producer, CBC Manitoba

SHELLEY MACDOUGALL, Panelist. Manager of Programming – Central Region, APTN

Moderated by DARCY WAITE, Producer, Eagle Vision Films


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Darcy Waite Biography:

Darcy Waite is a Producer/Tv Host based in Winnipeg, MB, he’s currently the goofy host of APTNs youth series THAT’S AWSM. Darcy is one of Canada’s fastest rising producers. He recently produced his first feature film through Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program – Ruthless Souls. Darcy produced the award-winning CBC Short Docs film Zaasaakwe which played at the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. He produced the short, Lost Moccasin for APTN, which also played at ImagineNATIVE. Darcy was also Associate Producer on the CBC Short Docs film Fourth Period Burnout. Darcy won the 2017 Imaginenative Web Series Pitch Competition as the Producer of Madison Thomas’ web series Color of Scar Tissue, starring Star Slade, Mary Galloway, and Kaniehtiio Horn. The series premiered at ImagineNATIVE 2018 before airing on APTN Digital. Recently, Darcy won the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival’s Rising Producer Award.