EVENT: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Oct. 17-21 (Toronto)

17 10 2012


13th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Five days of Indigenous film, video, radio, new media, entertainment, and more.
Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media
October 17-21, 2012

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest Indigenous media arts festival, celebrates its 13th year October 17-21, 2012 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St. W) and various other venues in downtown Toronto. This year imagineNATIVE celebrates 117 new works by Indigenous people at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

imagineNATIVE’s Opening Night Screening features the world premiere of Alanis Obomsawin’s captivating feature-length documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River. Obomsawin takes her camera and award-winning direction behind media headlines with the personal journey of the people of the Attawapiskat First Nation and the realities in their northern Ontario community.

The Festival closes with the gala rresentation of The Lesser Blessed. Adapted from Executive Producer Richard Van Camp’s celebrated novel, this deeply moving dramatic feature film takes us to the Northwest Territories as a young Tlicho teen takes his first, challenging steps toward adulthood.

– Regular screenings: $7
(FREE to students, seniors and the under-employed before 6pm)
– Opening Night Screening and After-Party: $12/$10
– Closing Night Screening and Awards Show: $12/$10

Other FREE festival highlights include:
– Welcome Gathering at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (Wednesday, October 17th @2pm)
– Industry Series
– New Media Installations
– The Witching Hour: Late Night Shorts (screening)
– New Media Presentation (screening)

Visit www.imagineNATIVE.org for the full festival line-up.
Connect with imagineNATIVE on Facebook or Twitter #iNfest2012.

Posted with permission from Ingrid Hamilton, GAT PR



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