Call for Applications: University of Toronto Daniels Faculty Filmmaker-in-Residence 2024

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Call for Applicants: University of Toronto Daniels Faculty Filmmaker-in-Residence

Submission Deadline: April 2, 2024
Residency Dates: October/November 2024

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto is excited to announce a call for applicants for its Filmmaker-in-Residence initiative.

This is an exciting new opportunity for an emerging or mid-career filmmaker or artist from the Greater Toronto Area to tell stories related to societal, political or environmental issues at the forefront of the Faculty’s disciplines and relevant to its community of students and faculty.

The Daniels Faculty‚Äôs academic umbrella encompasses architecture, forestry, landscape architecture, urban design and visual studies‚ÄĒa multidisciplinary environment providing the ideal backdrop for exploration of the moving image as a reflective tool within these disciplines. This residency seeks to understand how cultural representations created in film and video can help build community and foster belonging and engagement across the Faculty.

Over the course of the in-person, four-week residency (dates to be determined between October-November 2024) the Filmmaker-in-Residence will have the opportunity to share and lead discussions about their work with various members of the Daniels Faculty community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff.

Filmmaker-in-Residence Activities

  • A public viewing and discussion of the filmmaker/artist work or current work in progress
  • A minimum of three guest lectures across the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Informal instruction and skills building for faculty and students that might include one-on-one critique of projects
  • Drop-in office hours (minimum of four hours each week) during the residency period as a resource to students

Faculty Support

  • Stipend of $15,000 for the four-week period
  • Infrastructure support such as office space, internet access and an administrative point of contact
  • Access to a 4K digital video camera, prosumer lighting and grip, bookable art studio space for shooting, and access to a computer with editing software for video and sound (to be shared and scheduled with student, faculty and curricular use)
  • Facilities for the public lectures/film screenings related to the filmmaker‚Äôs work
  • Communication materials related to the announcement of the Filmmaker-in-Residence


Applicants are invited to submit descriptions of a proposed plan of work for a four-week residency that broadly connects their work in moving-image practice with the Faculty’s ongoing commitment to fostering inclusive communities and promoting the sustainability of planetary resources.

A successful application will engage students to facilitate social impact and change through various forms of participatory research, creation, filmmaking and storytelling. Each proposed residency project should invite Daniels students, faculty and staff to connect with the community in its various forms, offering space to develop agency and to affirm belonging through critical engagement with what it means to represent culture through the material lens of film, video or media art.

View the Call for Applicants on the Daniels Faculty Opportunities page for more information, application details and submission instructions. Interested filmmakers and artists must submit required material via this Google Form by April 2, 2024.


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About the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto focuses on interdisciplinary training and research in design, art and their allied practices, with a mission to educate students, prepare professionals and cultivate scholars who will play a leading role in creating critically-minded cultural production in more politically engaged, ecologically sustainable and socially just environments.

Land Acknowledgement
We wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
1 Spadina Crescent
Toronto, ON M5S 2J5

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