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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Names Jessica Lea Fleming As New Associate Director

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Names Jessica Lea Fleming As New Associate Director imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous-made screen content, is happy to announce the appointment of Jessica Lea Fleming (Métis/Scottish) as Associate Director effective immediately. Working closely with the Executive and Artistic Directors, Naomi Johnson and …

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imagineNATIVE Statement: Indigenous Identity and Cultural Claim

imagineNATIVE acknowledges recent important issues raised regarding Indigenous identity and cultural claim in the Indigenous film and arts community. We echo and support the statement released on Friday, December 18, 2020, by the Indigenous Screen Office. imagineNATIVE is an Indigenous-led organization, one that has been afforded funds to create opportunities and showcase, promote, and celebrate …

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces 2020 Festival Award Winners

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces 2020 Festival Award WinnersPresenting Partner: Crave On Sunday, October 25, 2020 at imagineNATIVE’s online Awards Presentation, the esteemed Sun Jury and Moon Jury considered film, video, audio, and digital media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists to select winners in 16 categories with over $53,000 in cash …

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The imagineNATIVE Institute Presents Industry Days 2020

The imagineNATIVE Institute Presents Industry Days 2020 October 21-24, 2020Same Indigenous Industry Hub, Brand New Online Format Industry Days includes panels, masterclasses, pitch & networking events, a live audience chat feature, and the chance to win a variety of prizes just by attending!  The annual imagineNATIVE Industry Days, as part of the 21st imagineNATIVE Film …

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The World’s Largest Indigenous Festival Showcasing Indigenous Screen-Content Creators

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Partner: Crave The World’s Largest Indigenous Festival Showcasing Indigenous Screen-Content Creators October 20 – 25, 2020Featuring Tantoo Cardinal, Ilona Verley, Lorne Cardinal, Michelle Latimer, Chelsea Winstanley, and more The 21st Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will take place online October 20 – 25, 2020 to present work by …

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Full Festival Programming Announced

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Partner: Crave Full Festival Programming Announced Inconvenient Indian, Monkey Beach, Love and Fury, and more Lorne Cardinal to Receive August Schellenberg Award of Excellence The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival today announced their full programming for the 21st Annual Festival, running online October 20 – 25, 2020, including feature length …

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Art Crawl, Night of Indigenous Devs, and Interactive Works

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Partner: CraveArt Crawl, Night of Indigenous Devs, and Interactive Works The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the visual arts and interactive programming running October 21 – 25, 2020 online, including the annual Art Crawl, Night of Indigenous Devs, and a curated selection of AR/VR, …

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imagineNATIVE Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Partner: CraveOpening and Closing Night FilmsYELLOW: Short Program, and Compañía  imagineNATIVE is pleased to announce the Opening and Closing Galas for the 21st imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, running October 20 – 25, 2020 online, plus a new community initiative To Gift, an expression of gratitude and generosity.  For …

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imagineNATIVE at the DriveInTO

imagineNATIVE at the DriveInTO imagineNATIVE is proud to partner with the City of Toronto for DriveInTO to bring a night of FREE programming at Ontario Place! On Tuesday, August 18, at 8:45 pm, imagineNATIVE will be screeningZoe Hopkins’ family adventure KAYAK TO KLEMTU. Winner of the iN 2017 Air Canada Audience Choice Award, this film speaks to our hearts and minds through the eyes of our youth …

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival would like to welcome and introduce this year’s Programming Committee!

TheProgrammingCommittee is composed of filmmakers, artists, and programmers who will curate six days of Indigenous made films to inspire, change and reflect Indigenous ideas, values and narratives. This year joining imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Niki Little will be Adam Piron, Darlene Naponse, and Susan Blight. Together they will bring, for the first time in imagineNATIVE history, Indigenous made films to …

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