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The 17th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The 17th Annual  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest Indigenous festival, returns for its 17th edition October 19-23, 2016 to showcase innovation in film, video, audio and digital media. imagineNATIVE presents the most compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and excellence of Native art and culture in contemporary media. Full programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

The imagineNATIVE Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Ariel Smith as the organization’s new Executive Director. Smith will be responsible for overseeing imagineNATIVE’s operations, HR, finance and execution of Festival and year-round activities. She takes over the role this month as current Executive Director, Jason Ryle moves into the role of Artistic Director to oversee imagineNATIVE’s year-round programming and artistic initiatives.

Early Bird Ticket Packages and Delegate Passes are now on sale for a limited time here or by calling the TIFF Box Office at 416-599-TIFF (8433).

About imagineNATIVE

Founded in 1999, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is theinternational centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Throughout the year imagineNATIVE presents a national tour, screenings across Canada and internationally, and a community screening series based in the Greater Toronto Area. imagineNATIVE is committed to the professional development of Indigenous artists through its numerous workshops, labs, and panels through its Industry Series and through strategic partnerships internationally. imagineNATIVE showcases, promotes, and celebrates Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists and is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.

imagineNATIVE Early Bird Ticket Packages and Delegate Passes are on sale at a reduced price until Thursday, September 29, 2016


For more information please call 416.585.2333 or visit

Call – TIFF Box Office on 416-599-TIFF (8433)

In Person – TIFF Box Office at 350 King St W, Toronto, ON

facebook/imagineNATIVE / @imagineNATIVE

Media Contact: Damien Nelson, FLIP PUBLICITY, 416.533.7710

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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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