Heritage Minutes series looking for new film shorts

Monday, January 6th, 2020 3:39pm


Historica Canada’s Heritage Minute collection contains more than 90 one-minute shorts about key moments and figures in Canadian History.

Now, Historica Canada is seeking two production companies or teams to develop one new Heritage Minute each. If you are a director, producer, a creative individual who works with a production company, you may wish to look into this opportunity.

The organization seeks to create engaging new Heritage Minutes that resonate with the brand and legacy of the collection while offering a fresh vision to capture new audiences.

This new vision might include period dramatizations such as those seen in the established Heritage Minutes, as well as new visual treatments including innovative re-enactments, animation (2D and 3D) and CGI, and/or documentary formats.

It’s been more than 25 years since the first Heritage Minute premiered, and Historica Canada has released 19 new Heritage Minutes since the project was re-launched in 2012, including: Acadian Deportation, D-Day, Vancouver Asahi, Jim Egan, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Kensington Market.

Selected teams will be provided a project script written by Historica Canada on the approved 2020-21 topic. Each Minute will be made available in English and French.

This is an open and competitive process. Historica Canada will select the top 10 proposals for follow-up interviews in person or by phone in mid-February 2020.

Application closing date: 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 17:00

For more information about this opportunity, visit this link: https://www.historicacanada.ca/employment/request-proposals-heritage-minutes-4