Apply now: HBO Max X WarnerMedia Access Animated Shorts Program


Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

WarnerMedia Access Canada, HBO Max and imagineNATIVE are looking for Indigenous creators to participate in the inaugural HBO Max X WarnerMedia Access Animated Shorts Program.

The program provides creators, who have not had the opportunity to create an original work for a network or streamer, with access to WarnerMedia’s powerful suite of creative talent and resources. Participants will receive mentorship to create original animated short films for adult audiences, learn about the business of animation and various pathways to a career in the field.

The Canadian component will seek out seven Indigenous artists, selected through a key collaboration between imagineNATIVE and WarnerMedia Access Canada.

The theme of the program is ‘Only You,’ as HBO Max is eager to discover artists who bring their distinctive lens to their creations and are unafraid to push the boundaries of primetime animation and creative storytelling.

Selected participants will be provided with a comprehensive production budget, resources and a dedicator mentor to develop and execute their original one- to five-minute animated short. In addition to a WarnerMedia mentor, all projects will be overseen by a seasoned producer who will guide participants through the production process, from start to finish.

Completed projects will stream exclusively on HBO Max.

Application deadline is October 24. Learn more about eligibility and guidelines.

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