The Island-based First People’s Cultural Council in partnership with Knowledge Network is looking for Indigenous filmmakers to tell the story of revitalizing First Nation language and culture.
The partnership has launched a call for proposals for short documentaries.
The Knowledge Network will commission two half-hour compilations of 10 short documentaries that showcase efforts to revitalize First Nations languages, arts, cultures and heritage and the impact they have on communities.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Knowledge Network on films which recognize B.C. First Nations’ cultural revitalization practices and showcase Indigenous knowledge and ways of being as unique and diverse as we are,” said Tracey Herbert, chief executive of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. “Sharing our stories through these short films celebrates and highlights Indigenous leadership and innovation.”
The cultural council provides resources to First Nations, monitors the status of First Nations language, develops policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government, and collaborates with organizations to raise the profile of First Nations arts, languages and heritage.
Sarah MacDonald, president of the Knowledge Network, said it sees the project as a way to expand its relationship with Indigenous producers.
The deadline for proposal submissions is March 17 at 5 p.m. The films will premiere on Knowledge Network’s television and streaming platforms in 2024.
More information is available at www.knowledge.ca.