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Call for Proposals: Heritage Minutes

1 March, 2013

The Historica-Dominion Institute is pleased to announce a request for proposals to find the maker of the newest Heritage Minutes, which will focus on two of Canada’s most influential Fathers of Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier. The new Minutes will mark the upcoming bicentennial of the births of Macdonald (2015) and Cartier (2014), and provide an opportunity to tell stories from Confederation—a topic not yet explored in the Heritage Minute collection.

These new Minutes respond to public demand: an Ipsos-Reid poll conducted for The Historica-Dominion Institute in 2012 showed that an overwhelming majority of Canadians (78%) want to see new Minutes celebrating the life of Sir John A. Macdonald. The poll also found that a majority of Canadians want to see future Minutes created by emerging filmmakers (58%) and film students (53%).

“The Minutes are iconic to generations of Canadians, so we want to open up this opportunity to filmmakers across the country.” said Anthony-Wilson Smith, President of The Historica-Dominion Institute. “Canadians should have a say in the next chapter of what we call “A Part of Our Heritage” and play a role in telling the story of their country’s founding.”

The RFP, which is an open and competitive call to filmmakers of all ages and experience levels, will continue until March 1, 2013. In 2012, the first new Heritage Minutes in nearly 7 years were created by Fifth Town Films, who won an RFP competition to re-launch the new generation of Minutes to Canadians. A new Minute on Richard Pierpoint and the War of 1812 is available for viewing at

The new Heritage Minutes are made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada. The Request for Proposals is available to filmmakers by login to MERX, or by request.

The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.