ImagineNATIVE Institute

The imagineNATIVE Institute is a new department within the organization that houses year-round professional development programs, events, and talks for Indigenous screen content creators. The Institute also presents the Industry Days at the annual imagineNATIVE Festival, including the popular Micro Meetings Networking event, the only dedicated market of its kind for Indigenous screen creators.

Much of the Institute's year-round programming takes place in the 401 Commons, a multi-purpose arts space including a gallery/screening room, located on the 4th floor of the historic 401 Richmond building in downtown Toronto, ON. The Institute strives to provide Indigenous-led professional development opportunities, some of which will be open to international applicants, that will address well documented gaps within the industry.