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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
October 17 - October 21$6 – $15
The 19th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival takes place October 17-21, 2018. imagineNATIVE will present 153 individual media artworks, including 10 dramatic feature length films. The most in imagineNATIVE history. This year’s Festival features work by 156 Indigenous artists representing 109 Indigenous nations from Canada and around the world. 55% of the works have female directors with 42% male and 3% non-binary or Two-Spirit.
For the first time, imagineNATIVE will present the iNdigital Space. It’s a large-scale presentation of digital and interactive work in a newly curated space on the main floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. iNdigital Space is a free, interactive showcase of more than a dozen VR, games, online platforms and digital web series. The iNdigital Space is the first step in a multi-year process to enhance the presentation, development and discourse on Indigenous-made digital and interactive media at imagineNATIVE. This year’s selection of audio works is also presented at the iNdigital Space. It features sound art and audio documentaries by artists including Janet Rogers and Rosanna Deerchild.
imagineNATIVE Art Crawl
The imagineNATIVE Art Crawl, sponsored by RBC, will take place Friday, October 19. It stops at six art galleries within the 401 Richmond building including Current Terrain, an exhibition curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective. This exhibition investigates a range of works by Indigenous artists currently living in Alberta. All whose work activates the province’s variable territories and geographies. All connected by extensive bodies of water.
imagineNATIVE The Beat Music Showcase
imagineNATIVE’s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns Saturday, October 20, 2018. Taking place at Lee’s Palace with live performances and the $10,000 iN Bullseye Prize award presentation. The Beat will feature live performances by 2018 Polaris Music Prize short listers. Enjoy Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Inuit throat-singing and beat mashup Silla + Rise. Plus, Indigenous rapper Chhoti Maa, and Winnipeg producer DJ Boogey the Beat.
The full schedule for the 19th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is now available. Check it online at http://www.imaginenative.org/2018-schedule.
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