Asinabka Media Arts and Film Festival

Asinabka Media Arts and Film Festival

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:45pm
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:00pm to 11:45pm
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 11:45pm

Asinabka Media Arts and Film Festival

August 8, 9, and 11

Currently in their 8th year, Asinabka film festival presents annual Indigenous film and media arts programming in the Nation's Capital that allows independent artists - national, international, Indigenous, non-Indigenous - to share, present, and disseminate their work. The festival aims to highlight works that examine Indigenous issues and topics. It supports media artists and filmmakers through promoting Indigenous cultures and languages and educating people about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada, as well as Indigenous issues internationally. It provides a space where Indigenous peoples can tell their own stories and see their own cultures reflected back at them; to entertain, to be innovative, and to present the best in Indigenous film.

In the Algonquin language (Anishinabemowin), the word “Asinabka” means “place of glare rock”. The Asinabka area includes Victoria Island and the Chaudière Falls, which are both located between Ottawa and Gatineau on the Ottawa River.  Asinabka is considered a sacred site, where for thousands of years ceremonies and offerings of tobacco have been made, and continue to be made. 

http://www.asinabkafestival.org/Schedule.html

Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory
August 7 - 11, 2019
Ottawa - Canada
www.asinabkafestival.org