imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Announces Special Events including

20th Birthday Party,

A Wall Is A Screen, and
Indigenous music showcase The Beat 

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September 26, 2019 - imagineNATIVE is proud to announce a series of Special Events in celebration of the milestone 20th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival running October 22-27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

imagineNATIVE will once again present A Wall Is A Screen on Wednesday, October 23. Part walking tour, part film screening, A Wall Is A Screen projects short films onto various surfaces across Toronto’s downtown core along a secret, designated urban path. At imagineNATIVE, A Wall Is A Screen will feature all Indigenous-made short films. The selection of works will interact with the surrounding urban environment, Indigenizing Toronto’s cityscape in unexpected ways. 

imagineNATIVE and the Art Gallery of Ontario are honoured to co-present Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], a sixty-four minute, multi-channel projection and immersive experience, curated by Dr. Julie Nagam, on now until March 29, 2020. On Friday, October 25 audiences are invited to join Lisa Reihana in Conversation with Dr. Julie Nagam at the Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario as part of imagineNATIVE. 

imagineNATIVE's music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns Friday, October 25 at the Horseshoe Tavern with live performances and the $10,000 iN Bullseye Prize award presentation, in partnership with Slaight Music. The Beat will feature live performances by Anishinaabe beatmaker, DJ and producer Boogey The Beat, decolonial Indigenous hip-hop artist with deep ancestral connections Drmngnow, Inuit throat-singing experimenter Piqsiq, Indigenous soul, blues and R&B artist Sebastian Gaskin, and Sudanese beats & electronic artist Sufyvn.

The 20th Anniversary festivities culminate with imagineNATIVE’s 20th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 26. The Festival’s biggest social event is an evening of dance, music, performance, food and fun at Pilsner Hall at Steamwhistle Brewery.

More programming for the 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be announced in the coming weeks. 

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

October 22-27, 2019 

Call - TIFF Box Office on 416-599-2033 

Online - TIFF Festival Partners and Third Party Events

In Person - TIFF Box Office at 350 King St W, Toronto, ON 

For more information please call 416.585.2333 or visit / /

Media Contact: Damien Nelson, Want & Able, 

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital & interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.

Thanks to the support of our Presenting Partner Bell Media.