Indigenous Events

imagineNATIVE Film And Media Arts Festival

When: June 2025
Where: Toronto

Discover innovative Indigenous cinema at the imagineNATIVE Film And Media Arts Festival. This event highlights Indigenous filmmakers and media artists from around the globe. For the latest festival news, visit imagineNATIVE.

ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary, is permanently moving its fall festival to June, coinciding with Indigenous Peoples’ Month. The 2024 event has been postponed to 2025, with the new dates set for June 3-8, 2025 in Toronto and June 9-15, 2025 for the online festival. This decision was made to allow the festival more time to support its growth and development, ensuring that it can continue to deliver the best possible experience for attendees and participants alike. Additionally, the festival has permanently shifted its dates to June, coinciding with Indigenous Peoples’ Month, to further enhance the visibility and impact of Indigenous storytelling.

The festival showcases innovative works by Indigenous artists in film, audio, video and digital media. It offers a diverse range of ideas, themes, and genres, as well as a variety of Indigenous languages, nations, and cultures. The festival supports the artistic visions and perspectives of Indigenous artists working in film and media arts in an inclusive and professional manner.

You can view the festival’s Facebook or Instagram page for updates, and contact the organizers for more information on how to get involved. The festival is open to all, and the work showcased promises to be a highlight of the year in Canadian film festivals.

The festival’s privacy policy ensures that your personal information is protected and used in accordance with applicable laws. For more information on the festival’s privacy policy, please visit their website.

Whether you’re a filmmaker, a media artist, or simply a fan of Indigenous storytelling, the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an event you won’t want to miss.