The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival strives to provide an accessible environment and positive festival experience for all patrons. We are committed to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards via the Path to 2025. All staff and volunteers have completed the AODA online training for more awareness and are attentive to our patrons’ needs. 

With the Festival returning online this year, we are committed to providing an accessible experience to audience members of all abilities. This has given us an opportunity to test some new formats online, all with multiple forms of access in mind. Watch our social media and website for more details about tickets, programs, and conversations about how it will all work. 

imagineNATIVE is committed to the following: 

  1. Closed captioning and/or English subtitles and audio description available for most of the films and videos. 
  2. Transcripts available for all audio works and podcasts. 
  3. Most panel discussions and Q&As supported with Open Captions, ASL and/or Live Captioning (CART)

If you have questions about accessibility and access needs at imagineNATIVE, please contact Katarina Ziervogel at 

For more detailed information on our Festival accessibility, visit

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We at imagineNATIVE acknowledge that this land located on present-day Tkaronto (Toronto) is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We acknowledge the Dish With One Spoon covenant, a treaty whose spirit is one based in collective stewardship and reciprocity. We take the spirit of this covenant to the core of our operations as we bring artists and audiences from many nations across the globe together through our various initiatives and activities.

Please take a moment to think of the land you currently reside upon, wherever you may be, and  acknowledge those who went before and those yet to come.