Indigenous Film and Media Arts Festival Returns to Toronto


Film festival season isn’t over yet in Toronto. The imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival returns to venues across the city in October, featuring Indigenous media from across the country and around the world.

This festival is known as the largest Indigenous festival in the world showcasing film, video, audio and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen content creators.

“Over the past two decades, imagineNATIVE has played a crucial role in promoting Indigenous-made media by developing platforms for artists to affirm their voices, express their views and share their cultures,” indicates the description.

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Through original works on screen, this festival amplifies Indigenous voices and enables audiences to better understand Indigenous peoples and cultures.

This year’s festival will feature over 100 short films organized into 13 programs and 17 feature films.

Tickets for the individual in-person screenings go on sale October 1. You can also get free tickets to all imagineNATIVE programming on October 21st as part of TD Free Friday.

All screenings will take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema and Artscape Sandbox.

There will also be a series of exciting events to experience including the Welcome Gathering, Opening Night Screening + Party, Art Crawl, The Beat and Closing Night Screening.

You can also check out an immersive showcase of Indigenous-designed video games and virtual reality, as well as panels, workshops and networking opportunities.

The complete program of the festival will be available here from 6:30 p.m. on September 20.

As Canada celebrates its second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, it is the perfect opportunity to support and appreciate Indigenous heritage, culture and communities.

imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival

When: October 18-23, 2022 (in person), October 24-30, 2022 (online)
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema & Artscape Sandbox
Cost: $10 per person (single session), $150 per person (single package)

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