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Residency Dates:

June 22 – July 27, 2018

Above: artists Ben Nixon & Rachelle Quinn in their work 
Photo by Diane + Mike Photography
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, February 26, 2018 @ Midnight

The Documentary Filmmaker should be a filmmaker with experience making documentary films and an interest in working with artists. While the finished mini-docs will be circulated through WRECK CITY’s communication channels, the selected filmmaker will be treated as an arms-reach participant, free to generate their own editorial narrative. They should be available sporadically throughout the residency dates so as to capture the thread of events.


Expectations: The filmmaker is asked to produce 2 short films – one 1-minute teaser film (to be released prior to the Exhibition’s Opening) and one documentary short chronicling the overall project. Please note: if a filmmaker would like to propose an alternative format of mini-docs, we are open to adaptations.


Honourarium: $3000* (inclusive of GST)


*Additional in-kind sponsorships may be available to help offset expenses. If applicable, WRECK CITY will assist the successful applicant in applying for further funding.


WRECK CITY’s previous Documentary Filmmakers have included Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi and Lewis Liski. Previous filmmakers are welcome to submit again.

WRECK CITY seeks Residency Reflectors - including a Writer-in-Residence and a Documentary Filmmaker - to witness, reflect upon, and chronicle our first artist residency. We are particularly interested in unique perspectives, non-dominant viewpoints, and alternative methods of storytelling. A familiarity with WRECK CITY’s previous projects may be an asset (though not required).


The WRECK CITY Residency is one of 200 projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program, developed to fund arts during the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. WRECK CITY is one of 3 Calgary-based arts initiatives to be awarded this grant, including Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society and Czapno Ensemble (Old Trout Puppet Workshop). These projects were chosen from over 2000 applications across the country. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

WRECK CITY Residency


Special Thanks


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