In brief: CMF, SODEC partner on new fund

The predevelopment fund is aimed at French-language TV series adapted from Quebec literary works, plus imagineNATIVE’s 21st festival goes online.

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imagineNATIVE ups Naomi Johnson to executive director

The leadership change comes as executive director Jason Ryle leaves to pursue new opportunities.


imagineNATIVE hires Niki Little and Naomi Johnson for senior roles

The organization also announced that Jason Ryle has been promoted to executive director.

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Netflix commits funds for the next generation of Indigenous creators

The streamer announced three new partnerships with imagineNATIVE, the Indigenous Screen Office and Wapikoni Mobile at the Banff World Media Festival.

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‘The practice of seeking Indigenous input is often disrespectful’: report

Featuring input from filmmakers such as Tasha Hubbard (above), an ImagineNATIVE report calls for a new approach to the industry’s relationship with Indigenous storytelling.

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Indigenous content needs support to travel: report

A new report from imagineNATIVE looks at the routes Indigenous screen content can take to reach international audiences.

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Mongrel Media nabs Canadian rights to Kayak to Klemtu

Produced by Daniel Bekerman and Sheryl Kotzer, Zoe Hopkins’ directorial debut will get a May theatrical release.

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In brief: CraveTV sets stand-up special premieres

Plus: Riftworld Legends comic expands to print this month and LIFT, imagineNATIVE announce mentorship recipient.

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TIFF asks filmmakers, artists to look 150 years to the future

The festival, in partnership with imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures, is launching a VR project entitled 2167.


Angirattutt added to imagineNATIVE lineup

The doc from Zacharias Kunuk will have its world bow at the festival, along with Candace Maracle’s The Grandfather of All Treaties. (Angirattutt pictured.)

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ImagineNATIVE announces opening, closing films

A short film from Jeff Barnaby (pictured) is among the titles announced for the festival, as well as a closing night gala screening for Adam Garnet Jones’ Fire Song.

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NSI unveils 2015 New Voices class

This year’s class of participants include Vince Fontaine, Melissa Raven and Kelsey Smoke.