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IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL | WELCOME GATHERING POW WOW AND OPENING NIGHT GALA + PARTY

IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL | WELCOME GATHERING POW WOW AND OPENING NIGHT GALA + PARTY

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 14
Welcome Gathering Pow Wow and
Opening Night Gala + Party

WHO:
The official kickoff for the 16th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival begins with a Welcome address and stunning performances by Indigenous artists from around the world. After opening remarks from Executive Director, Jason Ryle, Sámi artist, Elle Márja Eira will perform a traditional Joik song, followed by a Pow Wow and round dance by Smoke Trail Group.

Later in the evening, imagineNATIVE will screen MEKKO as the Opening Night Gala. The director of MEKKO, Sterlin Harjo, along with stars of the film, will attend the gala for an exclusive audience Q&A following the screening.

Finally, the imagineNATIVE Opening Night Party will bring together stars of the Indigenous film and entertainment industry to celebrate the week ahead. The list of attending VIP guests is available upon request.

WHAT:
imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest Indigenous festival presenting distinctive Native film and art from around the globe.

The 16th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be held October 14-18, 2015.

WHEN and WHERE:

Welcome Gathering
2pm – Camera Arrival
2:15pm – Welcome address from Executive Director Jason Ryle
2:20pm – Sámi speech by Aili Keskitalo
2:25pm – Joik performance by Elle Márja Eira
3pm – Pow Wow performance and round dance by Smoke Trail Group
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
16 Spadina Road

Opening Night Gala
7pm – Screening
8:45pm – Q&A with Sterlin Harjo and cast
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West

Opening Night Party
9pm
The Everleigh
580 King Street West

PLEASE RSVP:
Damien Nelson, FLIP PUBLICITY 416.533.7710 X221, damien@flip-publicity.com

Damien Nelson
Publicity Manager
FLIP Publicity
@5onthe5 & @FLIP_Publicity
416.533.7710 x221

Ask me about:
imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival – October 14-18
Clara Venice – New EP “Electric Dream” October 2015
Lakes of Canada – “Transgressions” Album Launch – October 16

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MUSKRAT Magazine

MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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