May 17, 2017 - imagineNATIVE’s first Audio-focused Indigenous Collaborative Exchange brings Canadian and Latin Artists to Colombia
imagineNATIVE brings a new commitment to artistic expressions in audio with its first audio-centric Indigenous collaborative exchange. The Territ-Aur(i)al Imprints Exchange will gather - for the first time - five Indigenous Artists from Canada and Latin America, all versed in audio creation techniques and projects that are deeply connected, reflective and exploratory of the Indigenous cultural milieus of their home territories.
May 12, 2017 - imagineNATIVE Announces 2017 Commission + Mentorship Program Recipients
imagineNATIVE is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of five annual professional development commission programs: CSIF/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency, LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, NBFC/imagineNATIVE Incubator Program and HGF/imagineNATIVE Story Editing Mentorship
May 1, 2017- imagineNATIVE Launches On-Screen Pathways and Protocols Initiative at Hot Docs’ Doc Summit
The 2017 Hot Docs Conference kicked off with the launch of imagineNATIVE’s On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with Indigenous Canadian Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories, a ground-breaking new initiative that will help create a blue-print for informed and collaborative media production practices with Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadian creators and communities.
March 29, 2017 - imagineNATIVE & LIFT 2017 Mentorship Announcement
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and theLiaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Kichwa (Ecuador) artist Samay Arcentales Cajas is the recipient of the 13th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous artist living in the Greater Toronto Area the opportunity to expand their practice into the realm of film, and present their new work in a professional context.
March 14, 2017 - CSIF and imagineNATIVE 4th Annual Mentorship Program: Call For Applicants in Alberta
Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Explore filmmaking through the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities. Shoot and edit your ideas to film, and see them on screen and in-person at the 18th Anniversary imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto from October 18–22, 2017.
March 3, 2017 - imagineNATIVE & Charles Street Video 7th Annual CSV/imagineNATIVE Residency: Apply Now!
Are you a mid-career or senior video or filmmaker looking to deepen your knowledge of video making through the creation of a new work? Expand your familiarity with new technologies, and work hands-on with the knowledgeable staff at CSV who will train you on how to you use new equipment, such as the RED EPIC Camera and ARRI compact primes, and new editing software.
March 1, 2017 - imagineNATIVE Partners with Hot Docs for this year’s Doc Summit
imagineNATIVE will partner with Hot Docs to focus on Indigenous stories and storytellers at this year’s Doc Summit. An annual town-hall gathering of Canadian industry and policy makers, the Doc Summit explores documentary industry issues through a series of presentations and discussions. The 2017 Doc Summit will open the Hot Docs Conference on Monday, May 1, during the Hot Docs Festival, April 27-May 7.
February 24, 2017 - NBFC and imagineNATIVE Annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants in New Brunswick
Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in New Brunswick? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film?
Explore Digital or Bolex filmmaking through NBFC’s workshops, equipment and facilities. Shoot and edit your ideas to completion, and see them on screen at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and possibly at the 2017 Silver Wave Film Festival (November 2-5, 2017).
February 2, 2017 - LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants
Celebrating 13 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed in addition to 16mm).
Shoot and edit your ideas on film, and see them on screen at the 18th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which will take place in Toronto from October 17–22, 2017!
January 27, 2017 : NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema market stand returns to EFM
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce its participation in the NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema market stand dedicated to promoting Indigenous-made films and videos at the European Film Market (EFM), February 9-17 2017 in Berlin, Germany. For the third year running, the market stand is one of imagineNATIVE’s numerous activities at the 67th Berlinale, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.
January 10, 2017 - imagineNATIVE Announces Air Canada Audience Choice Award
The 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is over, but one award is yet to be revealed!
After the final Festival screening on October 23, audience votes were tallied for the Air Canada Audience Choice Award.
imagineNATIVE is pleased to announce that Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's Angry Inuk is the winner.
October 25, 2016 - Métis Filmmaker Cara Mumford’s Red Card Chosen For Nfb/Imaginenative Interactive Partnership Program
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival announced on October 22 that the interactive project Red Card by Cara Mumford is the 2016 winner of the NFB/imagineNATIVE Interactive Partnership program, which aims to support new forms of Indigenous artistic expression and offers Canadian Aboriginal artists an opportunity to create audacious, innovative and socially relevant new media works.
October 24 - imagineNATIVE Announces 2016 Festival Award Winners
On Saturday, October 22, 2016 at imagineNATIVE’s Awards Show at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the esteemed Sun Jury and Moon Jury considered film, video, audio, and new media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists to select winners in 16 categories with over $62,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services.
October 4 - imagineNATIVE Announces A Night for Chanie
The 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is excited to announce the final round of programming for the 2016 edition, running October 19 - 23 in Toronto, Ontario.
September 23 - Tom Jackson to Receive 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
imagineNATIVE is proud to announce that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence.
September 21 - Apply to our Micro Meetings Networking event!
One-on-One Meetings for Film + TV Funding, Programming, Acquisition and Distribution!
Festival Delegate Passholders coming to imagineNATIVE with a roster of films or TV series needing sales or distribution or with project ideas in development, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to take part in our annual MICRO MEETINGS
September 21 - imagineNATIVE Announces Annual Art Crawl and Exhibitions
The 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce its visual art programme including installations, exhibitions and the annual Art Crawl with artist talks on October 21, 2016 at the renowned 401 Richmond Building.
September 19 - Sponsor an Artist's travel to the 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Sponsor an Artist's travel for this years imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
September 8 - imagineNATIVE Announces Film + Video Line-Up
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the film and video works that will be presented as part of the 17th Annual Festival, October 19-23, 2016 in Toronto.
September 5 - Call For Illustrations – Imaginenative And Setsuné Tote Bag Project
Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are partnering for the second year on the Tote Bag Illustration Project!
In 2015, Victoria Ransom (Mohawk of Akwesasne) was the selected artist for this project. Her work, Turtle Island Harmony, used traditional Iroquois motifs that aesthetically represented the uplifting feeling that happens when Indigenous people from all over gather for special occasions. This year we are seeking an illustration that shows and tells your perspective for the revolution and future of the global Indigenous community.
September 6 - imagineNATIVE Announces the TD Bank Access for All Initiative
imagineNATIVE has the pleasure of announcing a new initiative supported by the TD Bank Group that will reduce ticket prices for the 17th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 19-23, 2016). The TD Bank Group Access-for-All Initiative increases accessibility to imagineNATIVE by reducing the ticket price to the Festival’s film screenings.
September 1 - imaginenative Announces 2016 Mini-Lab Call For Applications
August 23 - NFB/imagineNATIVE Seek Innovative Interactive Project Proposals by Indigenous Artists in Canada
The NFB in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, are proud to announce a newly redesigned partnership supporting Indigenous artists in Canada’s leading interactive media field.
The NFB/imagineNATIVE Interactive Partnership allows for an expanded focus on the development phase of the selected project, with a wider range for content & production budget scope, as well as greater synergy and cross-collaboration between the NFB and the selected artist.
August 18 - imagineNATIVE Announces Opening and Closing Night Galas: Angry Inuk and Bonfire
The 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the opening and closing galas for the Festival, running October 19-23, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.
August 15 - Call for Submissions: Short Film Pitch Competition
Do you have a great idea for a short dramatic or documentary short? imagineNATIVE’s pitch competition brings short stories to the big screen with prizes to produce them to perfection. Deadline: September 12, 2016 at 10AM
August 16 - imagineNATIVE Partners to Launch Indigenous Film Festival in Australia
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to partner with The Wurhu Daruy Foundation and New Horizon Films to announce the inaugural Winda Film Festival, a new Indigenous media arts festival based in Sydney, Australia.
July 19 - imagineNATIVE launches new Indigenous music talent search contest
imagineNATIVE is delighted to announce Bull’s Eye, a new music talent search in partnership with Slaight Music that seeks to nurture Canada’s newest music talent with unprecedented opportunities, including a $10,000 cash award, to turn their talent into a career.
June 21 - "What does the future of Canada look like?"
TIFF, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures announced today the joint project 2167: an innovative virtual reality and immersive media series.
June 20 - imagineNATIVE announces recipients of 2016 Professional Development Commission Programs
imagineNATIVE is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of four annual professional development commission programs: CSIF/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, CVS/imagineNATIVE Residency, LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship, and NBFC/imagineNATIVE Incubator Program.
June 1 - imagineNATIVE celebrates National Aboriginal History Month June 2016
The 17th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returns October 19-23, 2016, but imagineNATIVE is kicking off celebrations early by commemorating National Aboriginal History Month in June with several FREE events across Ontario.
June 15 - imagineNATIVE appoints new Executive Director
imagineNATIVE’s Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Ariel Smith as the organization's new Executive Director.
June 14 - Advance screening of Hunt for the Wilderpeople
imagineNATIVE has partnered with leading film distributors The Archive and The Orchard to give away a select number of double passes to the advance screening of Taika Waititi’s HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE in Toronto on Wednesday June 22nd at 7:00 PM at Cineplex’s Yonge and Dundas theatre.
March 14 - imagineNATIVE Receives Major Donation from Emma Donoghue
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has today received a $20,000 donation from Emma Donoghue, the award-winning Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist and screenwriter.