The Witness Series – Second grant round for 2024

Call for Proposals
Deadline: Call ended. The participants have been selected and informed of being chosen. Read the article on the selections here.

The Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF) and Telefilm Canada invite proposals from Arctic Indigenous filmmakers to participate in The Witness short film series. This initiative aims to empower Indigenous filmmakers across the Arctic through training and workshops.

Selected filmmakers will participate in in-person workshops held in Canada and Norway, receive mentorship from Canadian Indigenous filmmakers, and obtain training grants to produce individual 3-5 minute short films.

Are you passionate about sharing stories from your Indigenous community? How is climate change impacting your everyday life? Do you possess a unique perspective on how individuals within your community are adapting, innovating, and navigating the changing Arctic landscape?

Share with us your idea for a short film exploring the themes of climate change, community, and people. Films should be between 3-5 minutes in duration.

Join us in amplifying Indigenous voices and shedding light on the profound impact of climate change on Arctic communities.

For submission and further information, please contact:

Amee Le,

In co-operation with:

Production Support and Funding

The application starts in winter 2024. We will offer grants for

  • Scripts
  • Development
  • Production

More information coming soon, stay tuned!