News Release

Indigenous Film Summit

The 2nd annual Indigenous Film Summit takes place on June 4 & 5, 2019.

The Indigenous Film Summit is aimed at emerging and professional writers, directors, and producers to come together, share ideas, and provide an excellent opportunity to network with some top professionals in the industry. Our goal is to help encourage and inspire a new generation of indigenous storytellers for TV and Film.

The first ever Indigenous Film Summit was held in June 2018 and included keynote speaker Tina Keeper, guests Jesse Wente, Georgina Lightning, Ian Skorodin, Patricia Gomes, and Eugene Braverock.

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The 2019 Indigenous Film Summit keynote speaker is film & television actress Tantoo Cardinal, winner of the 2017 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement. Some of our other guests and speakers include directors Darlene Naponse (Falls Around Her), Alexandra Lazarowich (Fast Horse), Erica Daniels (Run As One), JJ Neepin (Headdress), producers Kristy Assu, Doreen Manuel, Jim Compton, and Jesse Wente of the Indigenous Screen Office.

The event will also include micro meetings with representatives from Telus Storyhive, Telefilm, CBC, a Directing Masterclass with Darlene Naponse, and an exclusive screening of Tasha Hubbards documentary Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up.

Registration information can be found on the website:

The Indigenous Film Summit partners and sponsors include APTN, Manitoba Film and Music, the National Screen Institute, On Screen Manitoba, Creative Manitoba, the Winnipeg Film Group, the National Film Board, Numan Films, Media Rendezvous, NCI FM, and Video Pool Media Arts Centre.