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

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

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
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:
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!


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


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



16 October 2013


ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕖᑦ: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival