October 23, 2010

Blown away at imagineNATIVE 2010

How the show goes on:  imagineNATIVE festival realizes international return on investment

By Samantha ButlerJackson said the quality of work drawn by the festival impresses her most. Despite the relative obscurity of some films, she said in her experience they’ve proven to have mass appeal.

“I brought non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal friends to the Embargo Collective, and they were really blown away. ... It’s a very well known, well-respected festival. People make films just so they can come to imagineNATIVE.”

This year, Jackson’s participation in a six-month director’s lab in Toronto has her too busy to submit work herself. She’s made time to sit on at a Saturday afternoon panel for doc-makers, and hopes to squeeze in a few specific shows.

A film from Greenland, Nuummioq, tops her list of films seen so far.
Comment:  The article includes a bit on Maori actor Taika Waititi. He still doesn't look anything like Green Lantern's pal Tom Kalmaku.

For more on the subject, see Wendigo Movies at imagineNATIVE 2010.

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