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IMAGINENATIVE CELEBRATES NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MONTH

 

The 19th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returns October 17-21, 2018, but imagineNATIVE is kicking off celebrations early by commemorating National Indigenous Month in June with several FREE events across Ontario. 

This year, four works from our virtual reality project 2167 will be available for FREE drop-in Public viewing at our offices for the entire month of June. (Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 446)
 

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National Indigenous Month 2018

 

JUNE 1-29

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2167 DROP IN VIEWING

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, imagineNATIVE Office, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 446

2167 is an innovative virtual reality and immersive media project, created by imagineNATIVE, in partnership with TIFF, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IFF).

Indigenous filmmakers and artists Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan and the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity bring their own artistic visions in two- to four-minute virtual reality experiences of Indigenous life 150 years in the future.

2167 has been travelling the country following the Festival in October last year. For National Indigenous History Month Celebration, the four works will be available for viewing at imagineNATIVE’s office for the entire month of June.

FREE Public Drop-in Viewing at our offices. (Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 446)

 

 

JUNE 3

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Our People Will Be Healed (CC)

Inclusive Arts London
 

1pm

The Bakers Dozen, 613 Dundas St E, London

Inclusive Arts London’s Bridging Forward: Accessibility Arts Festival is bringing exciting works from local, provincial, and national artists to London over June and July 2018. We are excited to present a FREE screening of Alanis Obomsawin's Our People Will Be Healed at the Festival. The screening will be followed by a discussion with imagineNATIVE Programming and Tour Coordinator Judith Schuyler

 

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JUNE 8-9

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 2167 DROP IN VIEWING

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival

6pm-10pm

Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Award-winning filmmaker Danis Goulet, Indigenous Canadian artists Kent Monkman and Scott Benesiinaabandan and the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity bring their own vision of the future in two- to six-minute virtual reality experiences to the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival with our innovative virtual reality project, 2167

The imagineNATIVE VR presentation is a free interactive feature of the festival and will be available in the lobby of the Neptune Scotiabank Stage Theatre on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 before, in-between, and after screenings. 

 

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JUNE 9

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 IMAGINENATIVE AT Canadian Sport Film Festival

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King St W, Toronto

The Canadian Sport Film Festival brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell world-wide human stories.

We're co-presenting Roxann Whitebean's short film Little Hard Knox and Meke by Tim Worrall at the Festival this year. 

 

11:15 am   Little Hard Knox   

9:15 pm    Meke

 

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JUNE 9

IMAGINENATIVE CO-PRESENTS Mankiller

HOT DOCS CINEMA

1 pm

506 Bloor St W, Toronto

The powerful documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary legacy of Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller and shares how she overcame numerous challenges with unparalleled passion and strength.

The film screens as part of the Luminato Festival Game changers series which celebrates revolutionary women who changed the rules in politics, art, civil rights and beyond.

 

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JUNE 16

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Bodies, Memories + Time Experimental Shorts Program

Hamilton Artists Inc. 
 

9pm

155 James St N, Hamilton, ON

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In collaboration with Hamilton Arts Inc., imagineNATIVE screens the Bodies, Memories + Time Experimental Shorts Program in Hamilton on June 16. The Program includes the following shorts: Tsanizid (Wake up), Thirza Cuthand is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act, Occupation of Memory, My Father’s Tools, ôtênaw, Creatura Dada and Three Thousand

 

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JUNE 20

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 imagineNATIVE on the Square

Mississauga Celebration Square
 

4pm

300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON

In collaboration with the City of Mississauga, imagineNATIVE is presenting  the Journey Through Turtle Island Shorts Program at Mississauga Celebration Square on June 20. This collection of short films from Indigenous filmmakers includes the following films: Holy Angels, KEEWAYDAH, Kéwku, Lelum, Three Thousand and Creatura Dada

 

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JUNE 23-24

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ImagineNATIVE BOOTH

Na-Me-Res Pow Wow & Indigenous Arts Festival
 

9:30am-7:30pm

250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON

Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, the Na-Me-Res Annual Traditional Pow Wow and Indigenous Arts Festival will celebrate Indigenous culture and energize the grounds of the National Historic Site with compelling creations by Indigenous artists, including traditional and contemporary music, educational programming, storytelling, dance, theatre and food.

Visit us at our booth at the Festival, meet the staff, and win some prizes! 

 

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JUNE 27

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IMAGINENATIVE BOOTH

Indigenous History Month Celebration

 

12pm-7pm

Yonge & Dundas Square, Toronto, ON

imagineNATIVE returns to Dundas Square for the annual National Indigenous Month celebrations in the centre of downtown Toronto. Drop by our Booth at the Square to meet our staff and find out all about our 2018 Festival and win some prizes, including all-access passes to the Festival!

 

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JUNE 28

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iNstitute Event:

Up Close and Interactive - The VR/AR Residency Wrap-Up with Nyla Innuksuk! 

Commons, 401 richmond
 

6pm-10pm

401 Richmond St W, Suite 440, Toronto, ON

imagineNATIVE and Virtual and Augmented Reality resident, Nyla Innuksuk, welcomes you to come learn, be inspired and interact with projects she has been working on as we close out the iNstitute’s Spring Series.

Event Streamed Live on the iN iNstitute page

 

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