imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival

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In brief: Star Trek production spend eclipses $250M

Plus: imagineNATIVE brings Oscar gold potential to Indigenous filmmakers in 2021 awards season and WIFT-T names the recipient of its Deluxe Toronto mentorship program.

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In brief: CBC names Donald Lizotte as Jean Mongeau’s successor

Plus: Tasha Hubbard’s doc wins over audiences at imagineNATIVE and Stand! gets the big screen treatment.

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imagineNATIVE awards ‘The Body Remembers’, We Will Stand Up

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open picked up Best Dramatic Feature at the Indigenous film fest, while Sembradoras de vida was awarded for best feature documentary.

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Kunuk’s ‘Noah Piugattuk’ to open imagineNATIVE

Lyubov Borisova’s The Sun Above Me Never Sets will close the Indigenous film fest, which runs from Oct. 22 to 27.

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In Brief: Falls Around Her wins imagineNATIVE audience award

Darlene Naponse’s drama starring Tantoo Cardinal wins big at the fest, Netflix raising more money for original content, and more.

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Amanda Strong, Lisa Jackson win prizes as ImagineNative fest wraps

Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s Edge of the Knife also won the festival’s special Sun Jury Prize.

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Encore+, ImagineNative launch Indigenous film collection

The playlist will feature projects from Indigenous filmmakers like Zacharias Kunuk, Michelle Latimer and Alanis Obomsawin.

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Angelique’s Isle, Bingo head to imagineNATIVE

The festival’s 2018 lineup will present 10 dramatic features, including Marie-Helene Cousineau and Michelle Derosiers’ Angelique’s Isle and the debut feature from Marjorie Beaucage.

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Kayak to Klemtu nabs imagineNATIVE audience award

The debut feature film from Zoe Hopkins, produced by Daniel Bekerman and Sheryl Kotzer, shot in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest last October.

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Belcourt, Jackson’s Indictment wins at imagineNATIVE

The duo picked up the prize for best long-form doc, while Australian critical hit Sweet Country took home the best dramatic feature award at the 17th annual film fest.

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ImagineNATIVE launches year-round development institute

The festival unveiled a number of enhanced initiatives and new programs, including the Indigenous Screenwriting Intensive in partnership with Harold Greenberg Fund.

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ImagineNative reveals full lineup

Zoe Hopkins’ Kayaking for Beginners will bow at the fest, alongside Jeremy Torrie’s Juliana and the Medicine Fish.