Welcome Gathering
Oct
19
2:00 pm14:00

Welcome Gathering

  • 16 Spadina Road Toronto, ON, M5R 2S7 Canada

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Road

FREE and open to the public

Welcome to the 17th annual imagineNATIVE as our cultural advisor commences with an opening prayer. Enjoy traditional singing and dance performances, local craft vendors and a community feast before going to the Festival’s Opening Night Gala.

Opening Night Party
Oct
19
Oct 20

Opening Night Party

  • 82 Peter Street Toronto, ON, M5V 2G5 Canada

Orchid
82 Peter Street

$10 or FREE to Opening Night Gala Ticket Holders and Pass Holders (19+)
 

Celebrate the 17th annual Festival launch following the Opening Night Screening with music and dancing at Orchid. Get ready for camera action at the Make Up For Ever station. Come early and savour some culinary delights, as the house DJ spins us into the night.

Digital Media Art+Cade
Oct
20
Oct 22

Digital Media Art+Cade

  • 350 King Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 Canada

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor
350 King Street West

FREE and open to the public
With support from 

 

See our website or our Mobile App for details about daily tours, demos schedules.

imagineNATIVE’s unique immersive digital media playground featuring Indigenous gaming, Virtual Reality demonstrations and the Festival’s Audio and Digital Media programmed work.

Digital Media Artist Showcase
Oct
20
3:15 pm15:15

Digital Media Artist Showcase

  • 350 King Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 Canada

Digital Media Art+Cade
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor

FREE and open to the public

Join a selection of attending digital media artists as they present and discuss their programmed works.

imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl
Oct
21
5:00 pm17:00

imagineNATIVE’s Art Crawl

  • 401 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 1X3 Canada

401 Richmond Street West
Various Galleries (see below)

FREE and open to the public
Presented by Indigenous Visual Culture at OCADU

 

imagineNATIVE’s media art extravaganza returns! Join us on our annual Art Crawl of exhibitions and co-presentations with partners A Space, Gallery 44, Trinity Square Video and YYZ Artists’ Outlet at the 401 Richmond Building, featuring contemporary Indigenous digital media art, commissions, retrospectives, performances and talks by leading curators and artists. (See in order, below.)

Wairua + Indigenous Movie Monsters
A Space Gallery, Suite 110
Artist Talk: 5:30pm

Folding Forced Utopias For You + Ore Body
Gallery 44, Suite 120
Artist Talk: 6:00pm

wnoondwaamin | we hear them
Trinity Square Video, Suite 121
Artist Talk: 6:30pm

Goldilocks tahnon Ohkwari
YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Suite 140
Artist Talk: 7:00pm

Records and Reconstruction
Artscape Sandbox | 301 Adelaide Street West
8:00pm – 9:15pm

Audio Artist Showcase
Oct
22
1:30 pm13:30

Audio Artist Showcase

  • 350 King Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 Canada

Digital Media Art+Cade
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor

FREE and open to the public

Join a selection of artists as they present and discuss their programmed radio and audio works.

Awards Show
Oct
22
8:00 pm20:00

Awards Show

  • 350 King Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6 Canada

TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2
350 King Street West

Hosted by Craig Lauzon
FREE and open to the public (19+)
Presented by APTN

 

This is a FREE ticketed event. Tickets can be obtained at our Festival Box Office.

The winners of the 17th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be announced. Join us to celebrate the world’s top Indigenous film, video, radio and digital media works as we award the winners with over $20,000 in cash & prizes. 

The Beat
Oct
22
Oct 23

The Beat

  • 370 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 2A3 Canada

Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West

Featuring Shawnee, Wolf Saga, DJ Ariel
Presented by Factor

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$12 ($10 student/senior/underemployed/specific pass holders) (19+)

Celebrating Indigenous music and talent, the Beat returns this year with an exciting line-up featuring three sensational up-and-coming artists from the Indigenous music world: Shawnee, Wolf Saga and DJ Ariel