Into Water

Cole Stevens-Goulais | Experimental Short
Canada | 2019 | 5 min
World Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 1:30pm
Shorts Program: imagineNATIVE Originals
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3

Into Water is an experimental short film honouring the Indigenous ceremony and medicines connected to water. In the film, June, a water spirit, is preparing, through ceremony to return to those very waters.


Cole Stevens-Goulais (Nipissing First Nation) has written, directed, and acted in various student/independent short films, theatre pieces, and one musical. He is a recipient of the Ken and Ann Watts Memorial Scholarship and the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award. A graduate of the Video Design and Production, George Brown College, Cole is the Indigenous Arts Program Coordinator, Paprika Festival.