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Susan Pigott Fellowship

Daniel Briere, Wolastoqewiyik Daniel Briere, 2014 & 2015 Prize Winner filming Wolastoqewiyik (people of the beautiful river), 2006

The Susan Pigott Fellowship was established for the purpose of encouraging and rewarding an Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled full-time or part-time in Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. This award is for Indigenous candidates and Canadian residents.

Starting in September 2016 academic year, the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University will provide a fellowship of $20,000 for one student entering either a BFA program in Film Production or Film Animation, or the MFA program in Studio Arts-Film Production Option.

Wolastoqewiyik (people of the beautiful river) Wolastoqewiyik (people of the beautiful river), 2006 (Daniel Briere)

The award is renewable for up to three years (four years for students entering a 120-credit BFA program). Candidates must first be accepted to Concordia University in one of the programs mentioned above. The fellowship includes travel and a festival pass to the annual imagineNATIVE festival in Toronto. For more information about the award and application procedures, please contact

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2017

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