imagineNATIVE eBulletin, October 4, 2013

imagineNATIVE eBulletin, October 4, 2013

Female Filmmakers Dominate at the
14th Annual
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Where Artists are Heroes!


October 16 - 20, 2013
Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

The 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, running October 16-20, 2013, returns to Toronto this fall to host the world’s largest festival of Indigenous film and media arts. The Festival has announced 101 films, including documentaries, features and shorts, and proudly presents a program dominated by female filmmakers with more than half the screening works at the Festival made by women, a noteworthy representation.

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Meanwhile, with TIFF premieres of both Jennifer Podemski’s indie drama Empire of Dirt and Jeff Barnaby’s debut feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, the Canadian Indigenous presence at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival did not go unnoticed. With both of these films, and 99 more, screening at this year’s imagineNATIVE Festival, Aboriginal art will idle no more with increased presence at the world’s most foremost festivals.  

The 14th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival kicks off at 2pm on Wednesday, October 16 with a Welcome Gathering at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, co-presented by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and TD Bank Group. FREE and open to the public, this reception features traditional Indigenous prayers and performances, craft vendors, food, and a welcome address from imagineNATIVE and its international delegates in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

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A Space Gallery and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival proudly present, Lovesick Child
Curated by Elwood Jimmy
Exhibition runs September 21 - October 26, 2013
Co-Presented by Aboriginal Curatorial Collective

Lovesick Child is Toronto's first retrospective exhibition between A Space Gallery and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival on Aboriginal new media pioneer Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw. Âhasiw's work with the Canada Council for the Arts and the Banff Centre on a number of equity and new media initiatives such as Drum Beats to Drum Bytes in 1994 ensured Indigenous presence within the new territory of new media and the Internet. He initiated a number of projects in collaboration with local artists, local youth, and street-involved people in North Central Regina, at the vanguard of interdisciplinary work that privileged and combined community stories and Indigenous worldviews & narratives.

Part of a substantial body of work that spanned several years, practices, and communities, Lovesick Child—the audio/text project from which the title of this exhibition is derived—synthesizes a number of the different streams of art production that Âhasiw undertook in his lifetime. For this exhibition, this piece functions as a foundation for both a discussion of Âhasiw's work and influence on Canadian media art, as well as the two complementary works in the exhibition newly created by artists Adrian Stimson and Leslie McCue. Curated by Elwood Jimmy, Lovesick Child focuses on some of Âhasiw's key works, as well as on artists like Âhasiw, who locate community, collaboration, interactivity, and Indigenous knowledge and practice at the forefront of their respective practices.

More information: www.aspacegallery.org

Trade Marks, Prefix, Toronto
September 19 - November 23, 2013
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 124

The exhibition Trade Marks, featuring the work of Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit'stil Norbert and Bear Witness from September 19 to November 23, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 7-10PM at Prefix. The artists and curator will be present. Prefix will also be open on Saturday, October 5 from 7PM until sunrise for Nuit Blanche. This exhibition is curated by Betty Julian and presented by Prefix in association with imagineNATIVE. Prefix gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

More information: www.prefix.ca

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. The Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
Guest Curated by Steve Loft
September 18 - December 15, 2013
Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street 

Please join them for the Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre beginning September 18th. Be sure to visit the gallery to see the exhibition before it closes on December 15, 2013. Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by Aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and self-empowerment.

More information: www.ryerson.ca
 

Call for Submissions

San Francisco International Film Festival
Early Deadline: October 7, 2013
Regular Deadline: November 4, 2013

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), recognized throughout the world for its eclectic, intelligent and adventurous programs and events, is now accepting submissions to SFIFF57 (April 24–May 8, 2014). Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. Celebrating creativity, innovation, collaboration and inspiration, SFIFF combines a range of marquee premieres, compelling documentaries, new digital media work, live music performances, star-studded gala events and an international competition with nearly $40,000 in cash awards in various categories.

More information: www.sffs.org

Ann Arbor Film Festival
Deadline: October 7, 2013 ($40 Shorts / $50 Features) 
Late Deadline: November 7, 2013 ($50 Shorts / $60 Features)

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.

More information: www.aafilmfest.org

Urban Action Showcase, New York
Deadline: October 13, 2013

The Urban Action Showcase is a 3 day Independent Action Film Festival premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. With the initiative of social responsibility and ethnic diversity, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals of the Action film genre through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. The Urban Action Showcase Indie Action Film Festival welcomes film and television Animation and Live Action Short and Feature narratives in various aspects of the Action genre. 

More information: www.festivalfocus.org
 

Call for Applications

Shaw Media - Hot Docs Completion Fund, Toronto
Deadline: October 16, 2103 at 11:59PM PST

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund is a grant program that will provide financial support of up to $100,000 (limited to a maximum of 20% of a project's budget) for production companies to complete specific projects. The Completion Fund is open to producers who have attracted demonstrated market interest in their documentaries. The Completion Fund is expected to support on average six to nine projects per year. 

More information: www.hotdocs.ca

Aboriginal Documentary, National Screen Institute, Winnipeg
Deadline: November 4, 2013

The National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) is now accepting applications for its NSI Aboriginal Documentary course. The course is now open to applicants from across Canada, provides up to four Aboriginal director and producer teams with training, mentorship and up to $16,000 in cash towards the production of a short documentary. Completed short documentaries from the course will air nationally on APTN and will also stream on the APTN website.

More information: www.nsi-canada.ca
 

Workshops + Training

ideaBOOST, Toronto
Deadline: October 11, 2013

ideaBOOST is currently accepting applications for the 3rd cohort. Run by the CFC Media Lab, ideaBOOST is a business accelerator with a difference, a bootcamp for technology platforms and interactive applications for the entertainment industry. Companies selected to participate receive the tools, training, and mentorship to help bring their products to market and improve their chances of success with audiences, investors, and partners. Finalists receive $15,000 towards development costs and $15,000 of in-kind services.

More information: www.ideaboost.ca

Greenlight Your Career: Navigating your way in the Film & Television Industry, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg
Deadline: October 19 & 20, 2013, 10AM to 5PM, $100
Red River College, Princess Street Campus, Room P318

Career coaches with first-hand experience working in the film and television industry - who also cater specifically to the needs of entertainment industry professionals - are virtually unheard of. This is what makes Jessica Sitomer a very unique and valuable asset in the North American market. Having been the in-house coach for the International Cinematographers Guild for over half a decade, Jessica will use her experience and expertise to help you lay out a proven plan to kick-start your career in this industry.

More information: www.filmtraining.mb.ca

Thematic Residency, Soi Fischer, Toronto Islands
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the December 2013 session of the Soi Fischer Thematic Residency Program on Toronto Islands. The Soi Fischer Thematic Residency Program on Toronto Islands offers artists the opportunity to work independently with the mentorship of a visiting professional artist, curator or critic working in international contemporary art. Thematic residencies explore various models including studio work, formal lectures, group discussion, peer collaboration and outdoor retreats. This direction allows individual residents to find common ground amongst each other's disparate practices and establish new connections through communal dialogue.

More information: www.akimbo.ca
 

Jobs + Volunteer

Web and Digital Media Coordinator, The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto
Deadline: October 4, 2013 

The National Ballet of Canada, one of the world's top international ballet companies, enthusiastically embraces new initiatives in digital media to increase audience engagement and ticket sales. The company is looking for a highly motivated self starter to join the communications team to help expand and improve its web, video and electronic communications. The position of Web and Digital Media Coordinator requires a creative team-player with strong web and video skills who is able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

More information: www.akimbo.ca

Social Media Manager, Akimbo, Toronto
Deadline: October 11, 2013 

Akimbo is seeking a part time Social Media Manager to work closely and collaboratively with the Akimbo team. The candidate will implement Akimbo's social media strategy by overseeing day-to-day operations and management of active social media channels. The ideal candidate is a creative, innovative, detail-oriented individual with a passion for social media. The job will require working a set number of hours per day in the Akimbo office managing their social media activities and client services. Occasional extra hours will be required for special projects. 

More information: www.akimbo.ca

Temporary Reporter Correspondent - Halifax, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Deadline: October 15, 2013 by 3PM

Be part of the team at one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. If you value your independence, enjoy meeting new people and are ready to inspire and inform their National audience, then this is the position you've been waiting for. As a Temporary Reporter Correspondent, you will be the face their viewers recognize nationally, craft high quality stories, have great time management skills as your stories will be fed across two time zones, demonstrate your strong communication skills while interacting with the public and remote colleagues, and more. 

More information: www.nationtalk.ca

Administrative and Design Assistant, Moss and Lam Art Studio, Toronto
Deadline: November 30, 2013

Reporting to the studio manager, and senior designers, the Administrative / Design Assistant will work in both a design and administrative role to maintain office efficiency and organization and ensure smooth operations of the studio. Moss and Lam thanks all those who apply, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

More information: www.akimbo.ca
 

Events + Announcements

Kocihta Charity Fundraising Evening, Toronto
October 23, 2013, 6PM to 11:30PM
Daniels Spectrum Centre, 585 Dundas St. East

Don't miss the launch of the NEW and only national charity dedicated to helping empower Indigenous youth, including youth with disabilities/special needs, to reach their human resource and career potential. The fundraiser will consist of a stand-up comic evening of laughter with comedians: Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), Candy Palmater, and Don Kelly, Indigenous cuisine stations that will delight your senses, and high level networking with Indigenous and corporate leaders.

More information: www.cvent.com

Artist Talk with Kent Monkman, McMaster University, Hamilton
October 23, 2013 at 7:30PM
McMaster University, Council Chambers - Gilmour Hall 111

Presented by The School of the Arts with the Indigenous Studies Program, the Gender Studies and Feminist Research Program, and the McMaster Museum of Art. Kent Monkman is an artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. He explores colonialist histories and gender, queer, and two-spirit sexualities. He has had solo exhibitions at numerous Canadian museums including the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, AB, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. 

More information: www.spotlight.mcmaster.ca

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    Instigating Critical and Creative Discourse on Indigenous-Made Cinema

    indigiTALKS Video Essays Now Available Online for Viewing

    (November 15, 2013 – Toronto) This year imagineNATIVE presented its inaugural indigiTALKS Video Essay Project. Entertaining, daring and investigative, three Ontario-based artists and curators took the stage at a TED Talks-style production during imagineNATIVE 2013 to present and discuss their commissioned essays. The three artists/curators – Wanda Nanibush, Ariel Smith and Rachelle Dickenson - were challenged to initiate new theses about Indigenous-created film and video works, stimulating and contributing to the much-needed discourse surrounding artistic and cultural themes found in Indigenous-made film and video.

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    Last Chance to See: imagineNATIVE Exhibition


    Trade Marks
    On until November 23
    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
    401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124

    Trade Marks presents a new generation of Indigenous artists who, through newly commissioned photographic, video and audio works, challenge working assumptions of who they are. The exhibition contributes to the recently revived conversation on what it is to be Indigenous in Canada today. It also considers how these artists have responded to the imposition of Western systems of classification on non-Western arts and how their artistic practices have been informed by methodologies of decolonization. Curated by Betty Julian, artists include Keesic Douglas, Nigit'stil Norbert, Bear Witness and Meryl McMaster.

    More information: imagineNATIVE.org


    In the Similkameen/Similkameen Crossroads
    On until November 23
    Gallery 44
    401 Richmond Street West, Suite 120

    imagineNATIVE and Gallery 44, with the support of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), are excited to announce the premiere of In the Similkameen, a photo installation by Tyler Hagan. Photographs are gathered as part of the upcoming interactive web documentary Similkameen Crossroads, which is the second project produced under the NFB/imagineNATIVE Digital Media Partnership. The interactive project is available online at nfb.ca/crossroads.

    More information: imagineNATIVE.org
     

    Call for Submissions

     

    ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto
    Deadline: December 6, 2013

    Each spring, ReelWorld Film Festival presents more than 65 dramatic features, documentaries, shorts and music videos, all of which reflect Aboriginal, Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern, South Asian or other racially diverse communities. Do you have a film you would like to submit? Send it before December 6, 2014.

    More information: www.reelworld.ca

    Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, Toronto
    Early Bird Deadline: November 22, 2013
    Regular Deadline: December 13, 2013

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals.


    More information: www.hotdocs.ca

    VELOBerlin Film Award 2014
    Deadline: January 17, 2014

    The love for bicycles is still on the rise! Celebrating the worldwide cycling movement, the second edition of VELOBerlin Film Award calls for short films that relate to the theme of “The Love Cycle”. With more than 300 film entries, 20 great nominees and thousands of online voters in the first successful edition held in early 2013, VELOBerlin Film Award 2014 will expand its worldwide scope to include mobile phones and tablets as well as screenings at three bicycle trade shows in Germany.

    More information: www.veloberlinfilmaward.com
     

    Call for Applications


    Nominate a Trailblazer or Visionary Award Recipient, ReelWorld, Toronto
    Deadline: November 15, 2013

    Has someone inspired you to reach beyond what you thought you were capable of?  Consider nominating them for a Trailblazer Award or a Visionary Award. Each year ReelWorld Film Festival (ReelWorld) recognizes excellence and outstanding achievements by people who are making a difference within Canada’s entertainment industry. The Trailblazer Award recognizes the accomplishments of racially diverse Canadian entertainment industry professionals whose work has broadened our horizons. The Visionary Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on the Canadian entertainment industry by opening doors to others and creating lasting change. 

    More information: www.reelworld.ca


    Live! Ammunition! Pitching Contest, Raindance Toronto
    November 20, 2013, 5:30PM to 9:30PM, $10 / FREE for members 
    Revival Bar, 783 College St. West

    This is the number one skill you need to cultivate in the film industry: Describing your film project in a few words with the most powerful imagery so that actors want to act in it, bankers want to bankroll it, and THEY all want to watch it! Your chance to pitch your idea to a panel of experts - and hone this skill. Put a fiver in the hat and two minutes are yours to convince them to read your screenplay in this intense and emotionally charged evening followed by networking drinks. 


    More information: www.raindancecanada.org/toronto

    English Production Incentive Program, Canada Media Fund, Toronto
    Deadline: November 26, 2013 or until all funds have been depleted.

    The Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind stakeholders that the second round of funding for the English Production Incentive Program is now open for eligible applicants. The Program will close on November 26th or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Only eligible applicants in the following provinces can apply to the English Production Incentive Program: Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Please note that all CMF applications must be submitted by eTelefilm. Register now to receive a PIN by mail within 5 days if you do not already have one.

    More information: www.cmf-fmc.ca

    Super Channel Development Fund, Edmonton
    Deadline: November 29, 2013

    Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network, is now accepting submissions for the Super Channel Development Fund. Super Channel is committed to helping launch Canada's next generation of filmmaking talent and to enabling established filmmakers reach audiences in Canada and around the world. Through the Super Channel Development Fund they offer crucial financing to Canadian feature films, feature-length documentaries and series. 

    More information: www.superchannel.ca
     

    Workshops + Training

    Script Development Workshop, Film Training Manitoba, Winnipeg
    November 30 - December 1, 2013, 10AM to 5PM, $100
    Red River College, Princess Street Campus, Room W411

    Veteran Story Editor, Ken Chubb, will lead this two-day advanced workshop on screenwriting. Participants will learn how to develop their projects for the screen and how to set up an effective script development process. By using examples and showcasing video clips, the instructor will focus on training participants in the craft of storytelling, screenwriting, script analysis, genres and styles, development of story structure, characters, and re-writing skills. Participants will be required to pitch a story they currently have in development. Each pitch will take place in a group environment and will be approximately 3 minutes in length.

    More information: www.filmtrainingmanitoba.mb.ca

    Fall Workshops, Charles Street Video, Toronto
    November 2013

    Charles Street Video (CSV) offers a number of workshops on an on-going basis on the use of their most commonly-rented production gear and post-production software, as well as occasional special sessions on other available technologies, or on particular issues of interest. Workshops are open to both members and non-members. Members pay reduced rates. Student Special: Students attending a Canadian institution pay only 50% of the non-member rate for workshops. Student rate registrations must be done in person, with valid student ID, at CSV during office hours.  

    More information: www.charlesstreetvideo.com

    The Oberhausen Seminar, Oberhausen
    Deadline: February 1, 2014

    The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, in conjunction with LUX (London) and The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (New York), is introducing a new programme segment which will be held for the first time during the 60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1 to 6 May, 2014). The Seminar is an experimental course exploring contemporary artists' moving image practice in the context of a renowned international film

    festival. Led by a curator, it is designed to provide a platform where art and cinema meet. The first edition will be led by curator, filmmaker and historian Federico Windhausen. 

    More information: www.kurzfilmtage.de

     

    Jobs + Volunteer

    Part-Time Faculty Positions, Humber College, Toronto
    Deadline: November 17, 2013

    Humber is a leader and innovator in postsecondary and postgraduate education, and the perfect place to embark on an exciting career in higher learning. At Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, they strive for excellence in polytechnic education. They stand behind the people they employ and support them in reaching their personal and professional goals. They work together as a team to provide our students, faculty and staff with an inspiring, innovative and energetic academic environment.

    More information: www.nationtalk.ca

     

    Events + Announcements

    Empire of Dirt - In Toronto Theatres November 22

    Going home was never an option for single mother Lena Mahikan (Cara Gee). But when her 13-year-old, Peeka (Shay Eyre) overdoses in the streets of Toronto, she is forced to return home to her estranged mother and face a life-long legacy of shame and resentment. Empire of Dirt is a story about second chances and summoning the power of family to soothe the pain of cyclical damage.

    More information: www.imagineNATIVE.org

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  • imagineNATIVE Study on Indigenous Film

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    imagineNATIVE Releases Study on Indigenous Feature Film Production

    Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective Illustrates Growth Potential of Sector

    To read the full report, please click HERE.

    Toronto, 15 October 2013 – A new study examines the current state of Indigenous feature film production in Canada and demonstrates the potential for growth in this burgeoning sector of the nation’s film industry. Indigenous Feature Film Production in Canada: A National and International Perspective focuses primarily on dramatic feature film production during the five-year period to 2012.

    This report documents the rise of Indigenous cinema worldwide and examines Canada’s public funding landscape, identifying barriers and significant opportunities for Aboriginal content creators in Canada.

    Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, this report was researched and written by consultants Danis Goulet and Kerry Swanson. Funding was provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) Research Grant Program and Telefilm Canada.

    “We are at the threshold of something incredible,” says Jason Ryle, Executive Director of imagineNATIVE. “This report illustrates the great potential that exists throughout the country to tell stories that are uniquely Indigenous and uniquely Canadian. I extend my thanks to the artists and industry professionals who were interviewed for this study, and to our funding partners who made this report possible.”

     

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  • What's On at imagineNATIVE Today: Wednesday, October 16

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    FREE and open to the public (all ages)
     
    Oct. 16, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road
     
    Experience the official opening of the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival with an opening prayer by our cultural advisor Pauline Shirt and enjoy performances, chats, snacks and a crafts market! Everyone welcome!
     
    Opening Gala Screening
    Screening Presenter: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
     
    Mystery Road
    Directed by Ivan Sen
    Australia, 120 min, 2013
    Rated: PG
    BUY TICKETS
     
    Oct. 16, 7:00pm
    Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
     
    The powerfully evocative Mystery Road sizzles hotter than the Australian sun. Jay – a police detective (played masterfully by Aaron Pedersen) – returns to his rural hometown and begins working on his first ever homicide case (the death of a teenaged girl).  Throughout his investigation, cooperation from the locals and, even more puzzling, from his own police force, is proving difficult. As if that wasn’t burden enough, his own daughter won’t speak to him and his estranged wife has yet to quell a demon that, at one time, had also held Jay in its grip. Set against the beautifully stark and lonely Australian Outback, Mystery Road moves with precision and intensity as it drives the audience to the film’s kinetic climax. Compelling writing and subtly nuanced performances breathe life into a world of shadows where it’s hard not to ask the question: ‘Whom can you trust on Mystery Road?’ Featuring performances by Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the RingsThe Matrix) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood). 
     
    Playing With:
     
    Shhh!
    Directed by Steven Paul Judd
    USA, 30 sec, 2013
     
    Filmmaker Steve Judd gets you ready Native-style for movie magic in this hilarious short before each imagineNATIVE screening throughout the Festival!
     
     
    Opening Night Party
    Presented by Casino Rama and NBC Universal
     
    FREE to Opening Night Gala Ticket Holders and Pass Holders
    19+ Only
     
    Oct. 16, 9:00pm – 2:00am
    The Everleigh, 580 King Street West
     
    Celebrate the opening of the 14th annual imagineNATIVE with music, dancing and great company – featuring culinary delights by the Food Dudes!
     



    EXHIBITIONS:

    All exhibition venues are at various venues at 401 Richmond Street West (except for Ghost Dance and Coyote X) and run throughout the Festival. Visit imagineNATIVE.org/festival/exhibitions/2013 for more information.
     
    Lovesick Child
    Âhasiw Maskêgon-Iskwêw, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Adrian Stimson & Leslie McCue
    Curated by Elwood Jimmy
    A Space Gallery
    September 21 to October 26, 2013
    Co-Presented by A Space Gallery, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
    Supported by Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport (Ontario)
     
    In the Similkameen/Similkameen Crossroad

    (Opens Tomorrow!)
    Tyler Hagan
    Gallery 44
    October 17 to November 23, 2013
    Co-Presented by Gallery 33
    Supported by National Film Board of Canada 

    in Pursuit of Venus
    Lisa Reihana
    Curated by Julie Nagam
    A Space Gallery
    September 21 to October 26, 2013
    Co-Presented by Vtape, A Space Gallery
    Supported by Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport (Ontario)
     
    Trade Marks
    Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit’stil Norbert, Bear Witness
    Curated by Betty Julian
    Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
    September 19 to November 23, 2013
    Prefix ICA gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council
     
    Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

    Curated by Steve Loft
    Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street
    September 18 to December 15, 2013
    Co-Presented by Ryerson Image Centre

    Coyote X
    (Opens Tomorrow!)
    Terry Haines
    imagineNATIVE Radio + New Media Lounge, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2nd Floor
    October 17-20, 2013



    INDUSTRY:

    imagineNATIVE’s popular and FREE Industry Workshops and Panels begin tomorrow!!! Presented by The Harold Greenberg Fund.
     
    For a complete listing of our Industry Series and panellists, please visit www.imaginenative.org/festival/industry/2013.

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    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2013 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

    Platinum: NBC Universal

    Gold: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Slaight Music • Deluxe

    Silver: Global Toronto • RBC Royal Bank • Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Casino Rama

    Bronze: TD Bank • CBC • TVO • Super Channel • Nunavut Film Development Corporation • Canadian Media Production Association

    Media: NOW Magazine • Vision Maker Media • Urban Native Magazine • POV

    Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm

    Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • A Space Gallery • Beehive Design • Big Soul Productions • Business for the Arts • Charles Street Video • Gallery 44 • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No'kmaq Village • Vtape • William F. White • WIFT-Toronto •

    Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

    Festival Restaurant: The Charlotte Room

    Hospitality Partners: Super 8 • Global Village Backpackers • Tea-N-Bannock • Pancho y Emiliano • The Eaton Centre • Entertainment District BIA •

    Friends: SABAR • Technicolor • Niagara Custom Lab • DHL

    Foundations: Inspirit Foundation • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation • Ontario Trillium Foundation • The McLean Foundation  • Dreamcatcher Foundation

     

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  • Sponsor a Volunteer

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    Support imagineNATIVE Volunteers at the 14th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 16-20, 2013 in Toronto!

    New this year, Sponsor a Volunteer at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!


    imagineNATIVE’s network of over 100 volunteers travel from all over Ontario and the GTA, lending their time, energy and expertise to the Festival. Without our incredible team of volunteers, the imagineNATIVE Festival and its many screenings, programs, workshops and events would not be possible.

    The Sponsor a Volunteer initiative aims to subsidize the cost of travel incurred by volunteers, many of whom are youth and emerging professionals with limited funds looking to gain invaluable experience during our 5-day Festival. All donations to this program will directly subsidize services provided to volunteers.

    “Volunteering at imagineNATIVE has taught me more about my culture and has given me insights into my industry”
    -Heather Paisley, Volunteer since 2010

    “I keep returning as a volunteer because I find it inspiring and informative. I love the cultural experience!”
    -Mary Anne Fenton, Volunteer since 2008 

    Sponsor a volunteer by bringing your TTC tokens and passes to the Guest Services Desk during the Festival, or by providing a cash contribution! For contributions over $25, imagineNATIVE will provide a charitable tax receipt, a listing in the 2014 Festival catalogue as an Individual Donor on Acknowledgments page, and 2 Festival passes.

    To make an online donation click here: http://imaginenative.org/festival/node/80
     
    Donations can also be mailed to
    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival,
    401 Richmond St. West,
    Suite 349, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8.
     
    For all mailed donations, please be sure to include your mailing address, phone number and email address.
     
    PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES!
     
    For more info on imagineNATIVE visit
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    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2013 Sponsors

    Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

    Platinum: NBC Universal

    Gold: Bell Media • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network • Slaight Music • Deluxe

    Silver: Global Toronto • RBC Royal Bank • Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Casino Rama

    Bronze: TD Bank • CBC • TVO • Super Channel • Nunavut Film Development Corporation • Canadian Media Production Association

    Media: NOW Magazine • Vision Maker Media • Urban Native Magazine • POV

    Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm

    Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • A Space Gallery • Beehive Design • Charles Street Video • Gallery 44 • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No'kmaq Village • Vtape • William F. White • WIFT-Toronto •

    Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

    Festival Restaurant: The Charlotte Room

    Hospitality Partners: Super 8 • Global Village Backpackers • Tea-N-Bannock • Pancho y Emiliano • The Eaton Centre • Entertainment District BIA •

    Friends: SABAR • Technicolor • Niagara Custom Lab • DHL

    Foundations: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation • The McLean Foundation • Ontario Trillium Foundation • Inspirit Foundation

     

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    uploaded date: 10-10-2013