Indigenous Production Roundtable

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Learning Studios A+B

Indigenous-led productions are developing unique models that incorporate cultural and community-building practices that are strengthening the sector and its capacities.

Invited creative teams and their crew will give short presentations about the unique production processes that have made lasting impacts and created best practices for future screen storytelling involving Indigenous people. This sharing will inform mindful practices for the larger industry of collaborators, and impact industry practice and policies at large.


moderator - adam garnet jones


Adam Garnet Jones works for Telefilm Canada as Content Analyst and Indigenous Liaison. In his role, Adam provides content analysis on National projects, helps Indigenous filmmakers navigate Telefilm, oversees the Indigenous jury process, and advises decision-makers on Indigenous projects. Prior to starting at Telefilm, Adam had an active career as an award-winning writer and director in feature films and television. Adam is Cree/Metis from Edmonton.


edge of the knife


Co-directors Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown will discuss the production processes used in the making of the closing night film, Edge of the Knife, the first feature film in the Haida language.


falls around her


Director Darlene Naponse discusses the production processes of the opening night film, Falls Around Her, starring the legendary Tantoo Cardinal in her first lead role.


panelist - Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka-Tibble


Karen is the senior executive in charge of overseeing the NZFC’s new Maori strategy. She is a producer and has extensive experience in governance, and intellectual property rights, as well as many other areas. As Pou Whakahaere, Waaka-Tibble will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the NZFC’s Te Rautaki Māori strategy