imagineNATIVE Northern Ontario Film + Video Tour

imagineNATIVE Tours Northern

The imagineNATIVE Northern Ontario Film + Video Tour
2011 launches February 28 and runs to April 9

TORONTO – The seventh annual imagineNATIVE Northern
Ontario Film + Video tour is ready for another exciting year. The popular tour
kicks off in Temagami on February 28, 2011 and will visit 11 northern and First
Nations communities throughout the province.

During March and April the tour will present NDN 4
, a collection of shorts
made for or by Indigenous youth, which premiered at the 2010 imagineNATIVE Film
+ Media Arts Festival. The tour will also screen A Windigo Tale the award-winning
feature film starring Gary Farmer, Jani Lauzon and Andrea Menard (preceded by
the short film This is Her directed by Katie Wolfe). Directed by Ottawa-based
Armand Garnet Ruffo, A Windigo Tale was featured as
imagineNATIVE’s Closing Night gala in October 2010.

In response to community demand, this year the tour
adds four exciting video-making workshops for youth led by artist and filmmaker
Keesic Douglas. Select youth in Parry Sound, Thunder Bay, Timmins and Fort
Albany will learn how to create and edit short videos using readily-available
technology such as cell phones and webcams. The short videos will then be
featured on imagineNATIVE’s website and open to public voting, sending the
winner to Toronto for the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in October

The Northern Ontario Film + Video Tour exists to
provide communities accessibility to Indigenous-made film and video from Canada
and abroad, encouraging youth to explore the creation of film and video through
screenings and discussions, and provides an opportunity to the larger community
to experience imagineNATIVE’s Closing Night feature presentation outside of the
festival. Each winter the imagineNATIVE Northern Ontario Film + Video Tour
travels with its Youth and Opening or Closing Night programs from the most
recent festival to Northwestern and Northeastern Ontario, contributing to the
artistic vibrancy of these communities and sharing works that reflect Indigenous
perspectives and stories. imagineNATIVE is an international festival that
celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of
innovation in film, video, radio and new media, and serves Indigenous artists
by acting as a unique and accessible forum in Canada that presents their work. 

The feature
presentation is open to the public and all screenings are FREE.

Youth Screenings (Gr. 8 –
University), Feature Presentation (PG13)

Teachers, youth workers, or
youth wishing to attend a youth screening, please reserve seating for yourself
and/or your group one week before the screening at 416 585 2333 or



28       Temagami              Bear
Island Recreation Centre, 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)



1       North Bay              North Bay
Friendship Centre. 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3)

2       North Bay              Nipissing
University, 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

3        Wikwemikong              Wasse-Abin
High School, 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3)

5       Manitowaning              Debajehmujig
Creation Centre, 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

9       Parry Sound              Parry
Sound High School, 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3), 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

21       Sault Ste. Marie       Sault College, 1:45pm (NDN 4
L!F3), 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

25       Thunder Bay              Thunder
Bay Friendship Centre, 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3),

7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)             



1       Timmins              Timmins
High & Vocational School, 1:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3)

Timmins Friendship Centre,
7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

3       Moose Factory              John
R Delaney Youth Centre, 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)

4       Moosonee              Northern
Lights Secondary School, 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3)

5       Moose Factory              Delores
D. Echum School, 2:00pm (NDN 4 L!F3)

8       Fort Albany              Peetabeck
Academy, 2:20pm (NDN 4 L!F3), 7:00pm (A Windigo Tale)


This tour is made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s
Touring Program. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of

Additional support provided
by our sponsors and partners:

York University

Air Creebec, Canada World Youth Media:
CTV • Dougall Media • Rez91 • Wiky TV5

Community: Nipissing University Peace Research Initiative, North Bay Friendship
Centre, Bear Island First Nation, Near North Mobile Media Lab, Debajehmujig
Creation Centre, Algoma University, Sault College, Thunder Bay Friendship
Centre, Timmins Friendship Centre, John R Delaney Youth Centre