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4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival Kicks Off with Four Days ofFilm, Music and Art

by ecnationtalk on September 19, 2012759 Views

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

 4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous FilmFestival Kicks Off with Four Days ofFilm, Music and Art

 THUNDER BAY, ON: Whether you enjoy hard-hitting documentaries, dramatic features or eclectic and experimental films, the 4th Annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival has something for everyone.

The festival opens Thursday September 27 and runs until Sunday September 30 and highlights over 30 films in four days. There’s also a traditional community opening, a gala opening, a music event, an art exhibition and a live script reading with a visiting director.

“There’s so much going on this year and so many amazing films that we’ve expanded  o four days,” said Biindigaate  Film Festival collective member and spokesperson, Jamie Monastyrski. “Once again this festival is the place to enjoy quality independent Indigenous film from Northern Ontario and across the world. The response from the community and the filmmakers has been overwhelming. We’re a recognized film festival for emerging filmmakers and for established filmmakers.”

World-class filmmakers will be in attendance including Jeff Dorn, Darlene Naponse, Joe E. Ironstar and Lisa Jackson. Jackson was recently voted as one of the top ten Canadian directors to watch.

 The festival is a platform for highlighting Indigenous film and other artistic mediums such as music and the visual arts. The art exhibition at the gala opening on Thursday, September 27 at the Definitely Superior Art Gallery will feature with regional artists and performances by local musicians.

 An evening of performance and celebration at The Foundry on Friday night will consist of performances by Nick Sherman from Sioux Lookout and from Winnipeg, guitar virtuoso Jason Burnstick. On Saturday rising star and Métis filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones will be doing a live script reading.

 Please visit biindigaate.ca for ticket information and the schedule of films and events.

 For more information please contact:

Jamie Monastyrski

P: (807) 630-7087

E: jmonastyrski@hotmail.com

 

NT5

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