imagineNATIVE Announces Programmers & Venues
by Staff Editors
(August 9, 2022 – Toronto, ON) The 23rd annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced new details about the 2022 Festival. This October, imagineNATIVE will feature over 100 short films curated into 13 programs, plus 17 feature films, by Indigenous creators from around the world. The 2022 festival program was curated by Festival Curatorial Advisor Rhéanne Chartrand along with Festival Programmers Cole Forrest, Leo Koziol, and Paul Seesequasis.
imagineNATIVE will welcome artists and audiences back to Toronto/Tkaronto for in-person screenings and events October 18 – 23, 2022. To improve on accessible offerings imagineNATIVE will also be providing Festival selections online October 24 – 30, 2022 to ensure they connect with those who are unable to attend in-person offerings.
imagineNATIVE is also pleased to announce the return of TD Free Friday at the 2022 Festival, which means tickets to all screenings on Friday, October 21, 2022, will be free. TD Free Friday is intended to provide a greater opportunity for a larger number of individuals to experience imagineNATIVE’sprogramming.
In-person imagineNATIVE events and screenings will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Artscape Sandbox, and will feature an exciting series of special events including the Welcome Gathering, Opening Night Screening + Party, Art Crawl, The Beat, and Closing Night Screening. iNdigital Days will return in-person to The Gallery at the TIFF Bell Lightbox with an immersive showcase of VR, video games and more, while Industry Days will return in-person to the Artscape Sandbox for panels, workshops, and networking opportunities.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival strives to provide an accessible environment and positive festival experience for all patrons. imagineNATIVE is committed to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards per the provincial Path to 2025, with several accessibility features available at the 2022 festival. Click here for more detailed information on accessibility at imagineNATlVE.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.
Ticket packages are on sale as of today, August 9th, with individual tickets on sale October 1, 2022. All festival programming will be announced September 20, 2022.
SOURCE: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival