The Jeff Barnaby Grant was created to honour the late Jeff Barnaby’s creative legacy and to recognize his tremendous and visionary contributions towards Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty, Genre Film, and Indigenous Cinema.

Jeff Barnaby Headshot

The grant is funded through Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity in memory of the contributions that Barnaby made through his participation in the company’s Advancing Voices program.

The Jeff Barnaby Grant is available for 5 Indigenous Film + Television creatives across Canada with productions at any stage in the Horror + Thriller + Futurism genre.

The selection committee for this grant will comprise members from Jeff Barnaby’s Indigenous creative community.

Each selected recipient will receive $25,000 to support their projects.


  • First Nations, Inuit, or Metis film + television creatives located in Canada
  • A film or series project in the Horror, Thriller, or Futurism genre

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET

Details are here.