imagineNATIVE Tours Northern Ontario Aboriginal Communities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2009
March 9 – 16
~ Work made for/by youth and the closing night selection from the 2008 Festival ~
An imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Initiative
Toronto, Ontario. This March the tour will continue its travels to four communities to present a selection of short films made for/by youth to local schools, followed by a free evening screening of Older Than America (www.olderthanamerica.com) starring Adam Beach, preceded by the short film Palace starring Lorne Cardinal. Youth Screenings (Gr. 8 – University), Feature Presentation (PG13)March
9th Parry Sound Co-presented by the Indigenous Studies Students of Parry Sound High School, 1pm (youth), 7pm (feature presentation and silent auction)
11th Sault Ste. Marie Algoma University: Great West Life Ampitheatre, 10am, 130pm (youth), 7pm (feature presentation)
13th Temagami Location TBC, 2pm (youth) Bear Island Rec Centre, 7pm (feature presentation)
16th Wikwemikong Wasse-Abin High School, 2pm (youth) De-ba-jeh-ma-jig Theatre, 7pm (feature presentation)
We are presently confirming interviews. Please add this information to your listings.
About the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival that celebrates the latest works by Aboriginal peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Aboriginal works from around the globe. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world’s Aboriginal nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media. imagineNATIVE is the largest festival of its kind in Canada and the world.
About the 2009 imagineNATIVE Northern Ontario Tour
Each spring the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival tours its Northern Ontario Tour to the Algoma, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound and James Bay regions of Northern Ontario. imagineNATIVE presents the best youth works and hit feature films from its previous year, contributing to the artistic vibrancy of non-urban Aboriginal communities outside of Toronto and sharing works that reflect Aboriginal perspectives and stories.
This tour is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s Touring and Collaborations program. Additional support provided by Air Creebec and the Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film + Video Festival
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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Sage Paul, Events and Communications Manager
T: 416 585 2333 • F: 416 585 2313 • E: spaul@imagineNATIVE.org