ACCOMPLICES & COLLABORATORS
Cinema Politica has spent a decade building, nurturing and sustaining strong partnership and collaborations with many organizations in Canada and abroad. Across the network our locals are constantly fulfilling our mandate to bridge political documentary with civil society and activism, and as such the list of partners, co-presenters and collaborators would be too long to list here. That said, over the years, a handful of distributors, community partners and funding institutions have stayed the course with our project, and this space is dedicated to those irreplaceable, dynamic and crucial organizations. We are grateful for their continued support and partnerships, and we salute them as our trusty accomplices in screening truth to power!
LES FILMS DU 3 MARS
The artistic mission, and in fact the chief mandate of the distribution centre Les Films du 3 mars, is to disseminate, distribute, edit and promote independent audio-visual works and art house films that cover a wide range of genres and innovative subject matter. The films are available on conventional supports (traditional formats) and also in newer viewing forms, and come in various genres, formats and lengths. They are sold on national and international markets, the goal being to disseminate these cultural, artistic and social works to as broad an audience as possible.
THE FILM COLLABORATIVE
THE FILM COLLABORATIVE is the first non-profit committed to distribution education and facilitation of independent film. TFC offers independent filmmakers a full range of services, including fiscal sponsorship, education about distribution, and distribution and marketing service.
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, it produces and distributes distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions. Its works offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of our culture and are an essential part of our national cultural heritage. The NFB works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers, creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world.
WOMEN MAKE MOVIES
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color.
Vtape is a vibrant distribution organization that represents an international collection of contemporary and historical video art and media works by artists. We make this collection accessible to curators and programmers, educators, scholars and public audiences worldwide.
Art Threat is your guide to political art and cultural policy. We write about art that seeks to interpret, influence, or reflect upon society. We discuss policy as it pertains to culture. And we showcase artists whose work inspires social change.
THE COUNCIL OF CANADIANS
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s leading social action organization, mobilizing a network of 60 chapters across the country. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair trade, green energy, public health care, and a vibrant democracy. We educate and empower people to hold our governments and corporations accountable. The Council of Canadians is a registered non-profit organization and does not accept money from corporations or governments. Our work is sustained by the volunteer energy and generous donations of people like you.
THE DOCUMENTARY ORGANIZATION OF CANADA
The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of independent documentary makers across Canada. DOC is the premiere organization for Canadian documentary advocacy, analyzing policy, conducting insightful research and speaking up at all levels of government to help Canadian documentary flourish.
POINT OF VIEW MAGAZINE
Point of View, Canada’s premiere magazine about documentaries and independent films, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The magazine has a host of regular features that cover the burgeoning indie movement in non-fiction and fiction filmmaking.
RADICAL FILM NETWORK
An international network for those involved with or interested in the production, distribution and exhibition of politically and aesthetically radical film, The Radical Film Network was hatched in 2013 on London’s Fleet Street and has affiliates throughout the UK and world.
HOWL! ARTS FESTIVAL
Howl! arts festival is a celebration of art that is grounded in an anti-capitalist perspective on the arts, and aims to challenge and resist the appropriation of art in processes of gentrification, oppression and marginalization.
TEESRI DUNIYA THEATRE
Teesri Duniya Theatre is dedicated to producing, developing and presenting socially and politically relevant theatre, based on the cultural experiences of diverse communities. Multicultural diversity, intercultural relations, relevance and compelling stories are defining features of our work.
THE CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
The Canada Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts – fostering and promoting the arts in Canada since 1957.
LE CONSEIL DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES DU QUÉBEC
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research. The Conseil also seeks to broaden the influence of artists, writers, arts organizations and their works in Québec, Canada and abroad.
LE CONSEIL DES ARTS DE MONTRÉAL
Motivated by its mission to support and recognize artistic excellence, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports and recognizes experimentation, discovery and boldness. Its policies stimulate innovation and promote emerging artists and cultural diversity. Through its grants, tours, residencies, awards, like the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal, and mobilization initiatives, often created in partnership, the Conseil annually supports over 350 cultural organizations. Cinema Politica thanks the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its Fiscal Sponsorship, which allows us to carry out our artistic activities.
THE INSPIRIT FOUNDATION
We are a national, grant-making organization that supports young people (aged 18 to 30) in building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada. One way we do this is by funding projects that foster engagement and exchange between young people of different spiritual, religious and secular beliefs.