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  • Closed Captions
  • Subtitles
  • Audio Description
  • Transcripts
  • Open Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Live Captions

October 19, 2021 - October 24, 2021

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2021

Hosted by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international hub for the presentation and celebration of Indigenous media art. We are considered Canada’s premier Indigenous media arts event and are the largest festival of our kind in the world. Founded in 1998, in part as a response to lack of self-representation (with the vast majority of films about Indigenous peoples being made by non-Indigenous filmmakers), imagineNATIVE plays a crucial role in providing platforms for Indigenous artists to reclaim their voices and express their perspectives. We are excited to welcome you to enjoy 6 days of screenings, special events, networking opportunities, Industry activities, and so much more! Welcome to the Festival!


The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival strives to provide an accessible environment and positive festival experience for all patrons. We are committed to developing and maintaining Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards via the Path to 2025. All staff and volunteers have completed the AODA online training for more awareness and are attentive to our patrons’ needs. 

With the Festival returning online this year, we are committed to providing an accessible experience to audience members of all abilities. This has given us an opportunity to test some new formats online, all with multiple forms of access in mind. Watch our social media and website for more details about tickets, programs, and conversations about how it will all work. 

imagineNATIVE is committed to the following: 

  • Closed captioning and/or English subtitles and audio description available for most of the films and videos. 
  • Transcripts available for all audio works and podcasts. 
  • Most panel discussions and Q&As supported with Open Captions, ASL and/or Live Captioning (CART)

f you have questions about accessibility and access needs at imagineNATIVE, please contact Katarina Ziervogel at accessibility@imaginenative.org


imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 446, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8

Phone number: 416 585 2333

Email: info@imagineNATIVE.org

imagineNATIVE is the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE (legal entity: The Centre for Aboriginal Media) is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio and digital media.