Welcome to The Embargo Collective II Blog! – The Zoe Hopkins Pre-Production Blog

The Embargo Collective II – a new short film series from kick-ass Indigenous women, coming to imagineNATIVE in October 2014! My first blog ever – whereby in a meandering fashion that I hope a blog permits, I somehow ask, and … Continue reading

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Telefilm Canada’s Micro Budget Aboriginal Component Profile: LE DEP

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Welcome to the second in our talent and project profile series showcasing the winning teams behind Telefilm Canada’s inaugural Aboriginal Component of their Micro Budget Production Program. This program offers Indigenous Director/Writer/Producer teams the opportunity to produce a feature film (drama or … Continue reading

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Telefilm Canada’s Micro Budget Aboriginal Component profile: ROAD OF INIQUITY

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Welcome to the third of three project and talent profiles of the winning teams behind Telefilm Canada’s inaugural Aboriginal Component of their Micro Budget Production Program. This program offers Indigenous Director/Writer/Producer teams the opportunity to produce a feature film (drama or … Continue reading

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Telefilm Canada’s Micro Budget Aboriginal Component profile: FIRE SONG

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Welcome to the first of three project and talent profiles of the winning teams behind Telefilm Canada’s inaugural Aboriginal Component of their Micro Budget Production Program. This program offers Indigenous Director/Writer/Producer teams the opportunity to produce a feature film (drama … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Embargo Collective II Blog! Intro by Danis Goulet

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The Embargo Collective II – a new short film series from kick-ass Indigenous women, coming to imagineNATIVE in October 2014! Back in January, I was asked to do a reading on what inspired me to become a filmmaker for an … Continue reading

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iN Co-Presents PINE RIDGE @ HOT DOCS 2014

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imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present the feature documentary, PINE RIDGE, at the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! Details: HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (APRIL 24 – MAY 4, 2014) IMAGINENATIVE CO-PRESENTS: Pine Ridge (3 screenings) Date/Time Locations: Sat, Apr … Continue reading

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents From Above at Toronto Black Film Festival

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imagineNATIVE is excited to announce our co-presentation of From Above at the Toronto Black Film Festival on Wednesday, February 12, 9PM at the Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street). From Above is a beautiful, enchanting love story about a young Native … Continue reading

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents Arctic Defenders at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story of how Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut was created. imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present Arctic Defenders at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W) at the following showtimes: Friday, January 17 at 9pm … Continue reading

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents the Children’s Feature Film, Tainá: The Amazon Legend with the 7th Annual Brazil Film Festival

Tainá: The Amazon Legend 
Sunday, December 1st , 12:00pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
TICKETS:  http://brazilfilmfest.net

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS:
In the comments below, answer the following:
What is the title of the Best Dramatic Feature Film winner of imagineNATIVE 2013?
(Hint: our award winners are here. A random winner will be selected on November 29, 5PM)

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The film tells the story of Tainá, a 5 years old orphan Indian girl who dreams of becoming a warrior and discovering her true origin. Along the way, she makes unexpected friends such as Laura, a lost city girl, and Gobi, a nerdy Indian boy. They learn to overcome their mutual differences while going through their eventful journey. Tainá confronts the ancestral enemy of her family, Jurupari, the incarnation of Evil, who wants to destroy the Forest.  The film is 100% shot in the Amazon Rainforest, with strong and charming images of people and animals in their real environment, which inspired the original soundtrack executed by the Orchestra of Prague, with Carlinhos Brown (Rio) singing the main theme.

About the Brazilian Film Festival

A film festival fully dedicated to Brazilian cinema! The Brazilian film production of recent years is being recognized everywhere for its quality and diversity. The Brazil Film Fest (BRAFF) showcases a selection of great movies from the new wave of Brazilian filmmaking, all taking place over four days in Toronto. Among fiction features and documentaries, the festival is a chance to see some truly creative and audacious films – both in form and content. A uniquely Brazilian way to warm up at the arrival of the Canadian winter!

For tickets and information visit: http://brazilfilmfest.net or by phone (416-599-8433) or in-person at the TIFF Box office, 350 King Street W in downtown Toronto.

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imagineNATIVE Co-Presents WINTER IN THE BLOOD with The Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival

Missing your native film fix post fest? This southwestern Native drama tingles with electric performances and impressive production design.

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imagineNATIVE is excited to co-present WINTER IN THE BLOOD at the 21st Annual Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival November 13th at 9:00pm at the  TIFF Bell Lighitbox in downtown Toronto.

Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) wakes up in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He returns home to his ranch on the reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes (Julia Jones), has left him. Worse, she’s taken his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to town find her— or perhaps just the gun— beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and possibly imagined intrigues in town with the mysterious ‘Airplane Man’ (David Morse), a beautiful barmaid, and two dangerous Men in Suits. Are they real? Or are they spirits guiding him away from his true path? Virgil’s quest brings him face-to-face with his childhood memories of his beloved lost brother, Mose.

In their first movie since The Slaughter Rule (which introduced the world to Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams), twin directors Alex and Andrew Smith have made a hauntingly beautiful film that is true to the lyrical and unflinching spirit of James Welch’s classic 1974 novel about Native American life.

See the trailer here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAYrOIlfzkU

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (Rendezvous) is a signature event of Workman Arts, produced in Toronto since 1993.  The mandate of Rendezvous is to explore the facts and mythologies of mental illness and addiction, as presented by Canadian and international filmmakers, video and media artists; to facilitate discussion on these cinematic and media representations; to provide filmmakers and media artists an opportunity to screen or exhibit work that may otherwise not be seen; and, to increase awareness of, and advocacy for, mental health and addiction issues among the broader public.

For tickets and information visit: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com. Additional group tickets (10 or more) are available at the discounted rate of $5/ticket – a savings of 50% off the regular ticket price!

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