The 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced its full programme, with over 100 feature films, documentaries, shorts, and music videos now in the mix. 72% of the titles selected were made by Indigenous female directors.
As anounced previously Waru, whose indigenous female stats are way beyond reproach, will open the this year’s festival. The festival will close with The Road Forward, a musical doco award-winning Canadian filmmaker Marie Clements.
Aussie Warwick Thornton’s western Sweet Country (starring Sam Neill) is also in the line-up.
imagineNATIVE’s Industry Series has expanded this year to include a Web Series pitch competition and a Sound Design Masterclass with Possum director Dave Whitehead (District 9, The Hobbit, Arrival and Okja).
The range of Aotearoa New Zealand titles selected for imagineNATIVE includes Paula Whetu Jones’ He Ao Kotahi – Pai in Palestine, and shorts Laundry, Maria, Meke.
The full schedule for the 18th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is now available online at imaginenative.org/calendar. imagineNATIVE runs 18 – 22 October.
Top image: Possum, dir. Dave Whitehead