Stories From Our Land 2.0: Calling all emerging Nunavut filmmakers


After the “Stories From Our Land” Iqaluit Workshop last year and “Stories From Our Land 1.5: Stories without Words” – a short film program where 6 Nunavut filmmakers made 5 minute films without interviews or narration, the NFB and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation are once again joining forces to create a new short film program for emerging Nunavut filmmakers.

Entitled “Stories From Our Land 2.0”, this program will allow participants to create a documentary film up to 10 minutes in length.

“Stories From Our Land 2.0” requires prospective participants to submit a proposal and a shooting plan. Once an idea is chosen, selected participants will work with a NFB producer and a mentor on the story, the scheduling, the shoot and the edit. The film will be entirely funded, and the filmmaker will be paid a minimum of $5,000 for writing and directing the film.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 29 July 2011.

All proposals must be submitted by email to David Christensen,

For more information contact David by email (address above), or by phone at (780) 495-3015

See the full guidelines here (pdf)

Read first-person accounts of the first “Stories From Our Land” Iqualuit workshop here and here.