NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema expands at the prestigious European Film Market

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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the launch of its continued participation in the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema market stand dedicated to promoting Indigenous-made films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM), February 15-23 2018 in Berlin, Germany. For the fourth year, the market stand is one of imagineNATIVE’s numerous activities at the EFM during the 68th Berlinale, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The stand is an initiative enabled by the special series of the Berlinale, NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema which is in its sixth year.
The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema stand (Gallery, Stand Number: G6, Martin-Gropius-Bau) will be a focal point for international producers, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors and financiers interested in developing artistic and business relationships in the Indigenous media arts industry. The Stand has 12 international partners and welcomes new 2018 partners Creative BC (Canada), Arica Nativa Rural and Indigenous Film Festival (Chile) and Pacific Islanders in Communications (USA).
“imagineNATIVE is thrilled to continue be an active role in the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema stand, which plays an important part in promoting Indigenous-made film in one of the world’s biggest film markets,” says Daniel Northway-Frank, imagineNATIVE’s Institute Director. “This year we’ve expanded our diversity in partnerships, new presentations – including partnering with Telefilm Canada on our highly acclaimed 2167: An Indigenous VR Experience -- and our inaugural NATIVe Producer Fellows program which gives six Indigenous producers a rare, curated professional development program to grow careers and their film prospects during the EFM. This is an exciting time for EFM delegates to take notice of these artists and stories in the screen media Industry. “
The stand will spotlight a roster of 14 market ready works made or in development by Indigenous filmmakers from these regions. The full listing of contacts, films and events in association with NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema at the EFM can be found at starting February 1, 2018.
Berlinale NATIVe and imagineNATIVE have additionally partnered with the Embassy of Canada in Berlin to present a series of free, Indigenous specific programming of panels and screenings.

  • imagineNATIVE and the Embassy of Canada present Reel Kanata VI (Feb 20th 4.30pm) a collection of short films from rising and leading short filmmakers in Canada. With support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Vtape
  • imagineNATIVE in partnership with Telefilm Canada will spotlight the flagship project 2167: An Indigenous VR Experience at the EFM at the Telefilm Pavilion and at a special VR Screening at the Marriott. Details can be found here.

Full details can be found at
For individual distributor and/or sales agent contact information or to book at meeting at the EFM, please contact

About NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema

The NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema initiative brings together a consortium of 12 international Indigenous media arts partners from around the world. With imagineNATIVE as the project lead, partners include Berlinale NATIVe, the International Sámi Film Institute, the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program, Vision Maker Media, Indigenous Media Initiatives, Greenland Film Makers, Māoriland Film Festival, New Zealand Film Commission, Creative BC, Arica Nativa Rural and Indigenous Film Festival (Chile) and Pacific Islanders in Communications.