The 2021 Directors Lab Shorts to Features is a professional development opportunity for six Indigenous Directors or Producers located in Canada and the United States who are looking to transition into directing Feature length films. This is a business-oriented lab for Indigenous Filmmakers looking to transition to making their first feature. The lab will include case studies, sessions on co-productions and networking opportunities.

The Directors Lab will take place on July 7, 8, and 9 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM ET online.

Each selected applicant will receive $1,000 CAD for their participation.

Open to Indigenous, First Nations, Métis or Inuit applicants in Canada and the United States.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Complete an application form 
  • In addition to the application form, applications must include the following documents (sent in one email) to
  • Headshot
  • Brief (50 word) professional bio

Please submit supporting documents to:

If you have any questions regarding your application or the Directors Lab please contact

Deadline for applications is Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

Disclaimer: At this time, the selection committee does not provide feedback on applications.