The 23rd annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival welcomes artists and audiences back to Toronto/Tkaronto for IN-PERSON screenings and events October 18 – 23, 2022. imagineNATIVE will also present the Festival ONLINE from October 24 – 30, 2022.
The 2022 Festival will invite everyone to gather on the same ground in a celebration of current and contemporary Indigenous artistic works. Each year the Festival presents film, digital + interactive media, audio works, exhibitions, and live performances. imagineNATIVE is thrilled to congruently present a series of artist talks, keynotes, panels, pitches, and other timely conversations as part of the Festival’s Industry Days series, an accumulation of presentations and work by the imagineNATIVE Institute. The 2022 presentation of Industry Days will continue to build on imagineNATIVE’s efforts as an organization to focus on and bolster narrative sovereignty within the film and media arts industry.
“imagineNATIVE has always been well-loved and supported by filmmakers, artists, audiences, funders, sponsors and many others. It has been a tremendous couple of years full of challenges, adjustments, and opportunities, and we have felt that love and support, and have truly appreciated it,” said Naomi Johnson, Executive Director of imagineNATIVE. “For those able to attend in-person, I know I speak for our Festival 2022 team when I say we cannot wait to see you once more. For those who can’t make it just yet, we haven’t forgotten you. We’ll do our best to make sure you can have a piece of the Festival with you in your home.”
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.