Alumni featured at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Congratulations to the alumni featured at this year’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival!

The festival runs from October 19 to 24 featuring in-person premieres, online screenings and industry events. imagineNATIVE will also host Industry Days from October 20 to 23 with panels, workshops, masterclasses and networking opportunities. A special opening night gala presentation of Night Raiders from Danis Goulet (NSI Drama Prize) will kick off the festival.


  • Night Raiders – written and directed by Danis Goulet, executive produced by Lisa Meeches (NSI Indigenous training programs advisor and NSI Storytellers alumna) and Kyle Irving (NSI Global Marketing), associate produced by Eva Thomas (NSI Totally Television) and starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
  • Run Woman Run – written and directed by Zoe Hopkins (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program), produced by Laura Milliken (Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) and Paula Devonshire (NSI Features First, NSI Totally Television)
  • Ste. Anne – written, directed and produced by Rhayne Vermette (NSI IndigiDocs)


  • Dear Friend – directed and produced by Trevor Solway (TELUS STORYHIVE)
  • Disappearing Moon – directed by Micheal Auger, produced by Petie Chalifoux (both NSI IndigiDocs)
  • Flood – directed by Amanda Strong (NSI IndigiDocs)
  • The Gift – directed by Rachel Garrick, edited by Nadine Arpin (both NSI IndigiDocs)
  • Tik-A-Lee-Kick – directed by Anna Celestrya-Carr (CBC New Indigenous Voices)

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  • Filmmaking in Collaboration – featuring Rhayne Vermette, Charlene Moore (NSI IndigiDocs) and Amanda Kindzierski (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs)
  • Building Your Team: A Conversation – featuring Adeline Bird (CBC New Indigenous Voices), Jessie Anthony (NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition) and Ryan Cooper (CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs)
  • iN Originals Panel – featuring the National Screen Institute as mentorship partner; with Micheal Auger and Petie Chalifoux.

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