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imagineNATIVE announces special events including Indigenous showcase The Beat

imagineNATIVE has announced a series of Special Events in celebration of the milestone 20th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival running from Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 in Toronto.

imagineNATIVE will once again present A Wall Is A Screen on Wednesday, October 23. Part walking tour, part film screening, A Wall Is A Screen projects short films onto various surfaces across Toronto’s downtown core along a secret, designated urban path. At imagineNATIVE, A Wall Is A Screen will feature all Indigenous-made short films. The selection of works will interact with the surrounding urban environment, Indigenizing Toronto’s cityscape in unexpected ways.

imagineNATIVE and the Art Gallery of Ontario are honoured to co-present Lisa Reihana’s in Pursuit of Venus [infected], a sixty-four minute, multi-channel projection and immersive experience, curated by Dr. Julie Nagam, on now until March 29, 2020. On Friday, October 25 audiences are invited to join Lisa Reihana in Conversation with Dr. Julie Nagam at the Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario as part of imagineNATIVE.

imagineNATIVE announces Indigenous music showcase

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imagineNATIVE’s music showcase The Beat, co-presented by Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), returns Friday, October 25 at the Horseshoe Tavern with live performances and the $10,000 iN Bullseye Prize award presentation, in partnership with Slaight Music. The Beat will feature live performances by Anishinaabe beatmaker, DJ and producer Boogey The Beat, decolonial Indigenous hip-hop artist with deep ancestral connections Drmngnow, Inuit throat-singing experimenter Piqsiq, Indigenous soul, blues and R&B artist Sebastian Gaskin, and Sudanese beats and electronic artist Sufyvn.

The 20th Anniversary festivities cultimate with imagineNATIVE’s 20th Birthday Celebration on Saturday, October 26. The Festival’s biggest social event is an evening of dance, music, performance, food and fun at Pilsner Hall at Steamwhistle Brewery.

More programming for the 20th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information please call 416-585-2333 or visit

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