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Award Winners Screening
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

Award Winners Screening

imagineNATIVE showcases a selection of shorts recognized with Awards during Sunday afternoon’s Awards Presentation. This Screening is FREE and the selected works being shown will be announced Sunday immediately following the Awards Presentation through imagineNATIVE’s website and social media.

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Relaxed Screening
Oct
21
4:15 PM16:15

Relaxed Screening

As part of our commitment to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), imagineNATIVE presents our first "Relaxed Screening" at the Festival. This is one of our first steps in a multi-year commitment to enhancing accessibility at imagineNATIVE. These screenings allow those allows guests with various accessibility needs to have a positive sensory friendly and inclusive environment at the Festival.

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Voices from the Western Regions of Turtle Island
Oct
21
12:45 PM12:45

Voices from the Western Regions of Turtle Island

The visual storytellers/filmmakers in this programme come from the full spectrum, ranging from experienced filmmakers to the newly graduated from film school. While making selections, curator Dorothy Christian agonized over the conventional genres of filmmaking and what they mean to the filmmakers themselves. Wondering from our Indigenous perspective, what and how would we categorize our visual storytelling? That said, Dorothy Christian characterized the films under an expansive umbrella of “social, political, and cultural” concerns of Indigenous peoples, with sub-themes of “lands and waters” and “spiritual and personal experiences”.

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Marjorie Beaucage: Standing in the Middle
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Marjorie Beaucage: Standing in the Middle

Standing the Middle features portraits and gatherings from a range of perspectives where Marjorie Beaucage stands as witness and conveys important moments for women and Indigenous people. This program features only a few of her many documentary works attendant to social and environmental concerns here on Turtle Island and around the globe.

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In Motion
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

In Motion

The spirit of the athlete - in all its sporting and cultural embodiments - is contemplated in this collection of short films. From bareback horse riding to race car driving, in the water or on the land, Indigenous bodies are a beautiful force of motion in a variety of physical and cultural arenas.

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Positions
Oct
19
6:45 PM18:45

Positions

The influence of Christianity has had an immense impact on Indigenous worldviews concerning sexuality in general, and sexual and gender diversity specifically. As a result, certain members of our communities such as women, two-spirit people, and sex workers face multiple intersecting forms of discrimination and oppression. Through exploration of topics such as access to culture and community, navigation of family dynamics, and empowered sexuality, the works in this programme resist stigma, claim space, and look damn fierce while doing it.

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Tasha Hubbard: Life & Death in the Prairies
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Tasha Hubbard: Life & Death in the Prairies

Indigenous screen-based work often addresses traumatic and emotional subject matter. Tasha Hubbard’s latest documentary, Life & Death in the Prairies (currently in post-production), is an intimate exploration of the history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in the Prairies in relation to the death of Colten Boushie in 2016.

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Wiñaypacha
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Wiñaypacha

Wiñaypacha is a deeply emotional experience and features stunning cinematography that must be seen on the big screen. This landmark film is the first feature filmed entirely in the Aymara language and has swept awards at festivals around the world. The story of Willka and Phaxsi (Sun and Moon in Aymara) will touch your heart and soul.

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Colliders
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Colliders

Internal and external landscapes collide in this program of experimental works. Seemingly disparate, yet ultimately related themes of memory, origin, myth, grief, land use, gender - and the study of primordial forms of matter - are all addressed. The end result is an evocative and engaging pondering of the unifying questions: Who are we? Where have we been? Where are we going?

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Coney Island Baby screening with live score by Chandra Melting Tallow
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Coney Island Baby screening with live score by Chandra Melting Tallow

Gallery TPW and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are pleased to co-present a screening of Coney Island Baby featuring a live score by musician Chandra Melting Tallow. Having composed the original score for the collaborative film, Melting Tallow will perform a new live electronic soundscape to accompany the screening.

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Alanis Obomsawin: In Discussion
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alanis Obomsawin: In Discussion

Join Alanis Obomsawin for a compelling discussion on her perspectives on the current state of Indigenous screen production and what she envisions and hopes for the future. This panel will feature a sneak peek at her documentary currently in production.

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