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IMAA - AAMI
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Request for Proposals from Filmmakers Across Canada for Creating Videos Honouring Great Canadian Artists
Note: Due to COVID-19 and unpredictable travel restrictions, which may be tightened in the coming months, it may not be possible to film the GGArts 2022 video portraits on location. Should this be the case, the video portraits will have to be produced remotely without the possibility to meet and film the winners in person.
The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) and The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and are once again coming together to honour the recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts).
We are looking to pair Canadian filmmakers with the 2022 GGArts winners to create artistic video portraits (3 minutes max., including credits/bumpers) and a 30-second teaser. We also encourage production centres and filmmakers to enter an agreement that would help cover the costs of services and equipment they might need.
The commissioned filmmakers will be acknowledged in every way possible as creators of these videos. The video portraits will be shown on Council’s web site and YouTube channel. They will be promoted via social media, on partners’ web sites and at public events. The commissioned filmmakers and IMAA members are also encouraged to show the works on their websites and social media channels.
The videos will be a key element of a national campaign to raise the profile of the winners and the visual arts, media arts and fine craft in Canada.
Each video will be an artistic and original portrait of the GGArts winner of which the commissioned filmmaker has complete creative control. It will celebrate the winner’s achievement and the impact his or her life’s work has made on the lives of Canadians. The Council reserves the right to use the video portraits for promotional purposes. The commissioned filmmakers retain copyright and ownership of their works and may use them as they wish to promote their own work.
Budget (max.): $7,000
Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 24, 2021
Deadline for questions regarding the RFP: Friday, September 17, 2021
Created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada, these prizes are awarded annually for distinguished career achievement in:
• Visual Arts
painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance, architecture
• Media Arts
independent film and video, new media, audio
• Outstanding contribution to visual and / or media arts in a volunteer or professional capacity • Fine crafts (Saidye Bronfman Award)
Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, September 24, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sylvain Laporte at 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5270 | 613-566-4414, ext. 5270
Please provide all information in one PDF document. Proposals are to be submitted via email to: Sylvain Laporte at email@example.com.