imagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival 2015

Source: Way Too Indie http://waytooindie.com/news/5-must-see-films-playing-at-the-2014-imaginenative-festival/

The largest of its kind, imagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival empowers Indigenous producers, directors, and/or writers from around the world by providing a platform for them to share their culture and experience through video, radio, and digital media. The 16th annual festival was held in Toronto from October 14-18 and showcased many inspiring and enriching media arts. On the final day, the most notable ones, minus the THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD (To be announced), were honored.

The 2015 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Award Winners are:

DRAMA PITCH PRIZE
Project: The Paradigm – Recipient: Roxann Whitebean
Presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

DOCUMENTARY PITCH PRIZE
Project: Shattering Silences: An Indigenous Woman’s Journey Out of Domestic Violence
Recipient: Tasha Beeds
Presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Nitahkôtân (I Have Arrived) – Director, Moe Clark
Presented by Slight Music – $500 cash award to musician and $500 to Indigenous creative

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Tai Whetuki – House of Death – Director, Lisa Reihanna
Presented by imagineNATIVE – $1000 cash award

BEST CANADIAN SHORT DRAMA
Clouds of Autumn – Director, Trevor Mack
Presented by imagineNATIVE – $1000 cash award

BEST SHORT DRAMA
Stoerre Vaerie (Northern Great Mountain) – Director/Producer: Amanda Kernell
Presented by Super Channel – $1000 cash award

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Nowhere Land – Director, Bonnie Ammaq
Presented by TVO – $1000 cash award

BEST AUDIO WORK
Reach for the Stars – Producer, Crystal Favel
Presented by imagineNATIVE – $1000 cash award

BEST DIGITAL MEDIA
Sky Pets – Artist, Shandiin Woodward
Presented by NBC Universal – $1000 cash award

THE ELLEN MONAGUE AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH WORK
Lo Que Quiero Decirte – Director, Raquiel Palomino Ochoa
Presented by RBC – $1000 cash award

BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE
Mekko – Director, Sterlin Harjo
Presented by BellMedia – $2,000 cash award

THE ALANIS OBOMSAWIN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD
The Price of Peace – Director, Kim Webby and Producer, Christina Milligan
Presented by imagineNATIVE – $2,000 cash award

THE AUGUST SCHELLENBERG AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 
Tantoo Cardinal
Presented by ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society & ACTRA National and generous individual donors – $1500 cash award

 

Keep reading to view our reviews, including one one of The Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award The Price of Peace.

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