Sunday October 22 | 4:30PM
Cinema 2 TIFF Bell Lightbox
FREE but Ticket Required
Free tickets will be available at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Box Office on the day of the event.
Join Co-Hosts Andre Morriseau (Ojibway) of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Melanie Nepinak Hadley (Ojibway) of the CBC, as we announce the Juries’ picks for this year’s prizes!
Our 18th Annual Awards Presentation is an afternoon to celebrate and recognize Indigenous achievement in film and media arts.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Andre Morriseau (Ojibway) is an enthusiastic advocate and ambassador for Aboriginal arts, culture and public affairs. A member of the Fort William First Nation (Thunder Bay) where he maintains a home, Mr. Morriseau is based in Toronto. Over the past 15 years Andre has served on numerous boards of directors including the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), and is the current Vice-Chair of imagineNATIVE. He works as the Director of Awards and Stakeholder Relations for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Melanie Nepinak Hadley is Executive in Charge of Production for CBC Drama where she oversees Heartland, Pure, The Secret Path and When Calls the Heart. Prior to her role at CBC, she was the Manager of Programming for Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). She has over 15 years of experience working in independent production and for national broadcasters. Melanie is on the boards of imagineNATIVE and the National Screen Institute (NSI).
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce that Cree actor, humanitarian and activist Tina Keeper will receive the 2017 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. Read more here.
Prizes will be given in the following categories:
Join us for a FREE screening of a selection of the award-winning films
as part of the: Award Winners Screening
Presented by BMO
Sunday 9:00pm | Oct 22nd, Cinema 3 TIFF Bell Lightbox