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Daniel Briere, Wolastoqewiyik

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

Since September 2016, the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University has provided a fellowship for one student entering either a BFA program in Film Production or Film Animation, or the MFA program in Studio Arts-Film Production Option.

The fellowship is worth up to $10,000 per year and is renewable for up to three years of full-time study (four years for students entering a 120-credit BFA program).

Wolastoqewiyik (people of the beautiful river)

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

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: June 1, 2022

Download the application [PDF]

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