DREAMSPEAKERS FILM FESTIVAL 2017

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Multiple dates from Wednesday, September 20th to Saturday, September 23rd

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DREAMSPEAKERS FILM FESTIVAL!
Sept 20-23, 2017
Metro Cinema at The Garneau Theatre
8712-109 Street


Founded in 1993, Dreamspeakers is one of the longest running international Indigenous film festivals in the world.

This year we’re presenting and celebrating local, national and international Indigenous innovation in film, video, radio and new media, as well as culture and heritage.

This 4 day festival features over 15 amazing, and must-see films. Highlights include NFB-produced The Road Forward (Director Marie Clements), Sun at Midnight (Writer, Director & Producer Kirsten Carthew), and films by award-winning and
home-grown talent; ôtênaw by Conor McNally and Cree Code Talker by Alexandra Lazarowich. The festival will feature various short films on Thurs Sept 21 and Sat Sept 23, and a special selection of Latin Indigenous films and talk-backs presented by guest curator Antonio Coello.

ALL SCREENINGS $15. TIX: www.metrocinema.org or by phone (780) 425-9212


FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
WED SEPT 20
6:00pm Opening Ceremonies & 2017 DIFF Awards
7:00pm Kéwku (10 min) / The Road Forward (101 min)
9:00pm El Sueño del Mara’ akame (Mara’ akame’s Dream) (90 min)

THURS SEPT 21
7:00pm Before the Streets (97 min)
9:00pm Los Ojos del Caminos (The Eyes of the Journey) (87 min)

FRI SEPT 22
4:00pm Video Nas Aldeias (110 min) / Talk Back with Antonio Coello
6:00pm DATE NIGHT 2-for-1!
Cree Code Talker (14 min) / ôtênaw (40 min) / Where We Stand (5 min) / Giving Birth (8 min)
10:30pm North Mountain (78 min)

SAT SEPT 23
12:00pm Short Stop (60-80 min)
2:00pm Martírio (Martydom) (162 min) / Talk Back with Antonio Coello
5:30pm The Last Walk (45 min)
7:00pm The Sun at Midnight (93 min)
9:00pm Closing Reception (Ortona Armoury Arts Building, 9722 – 102 St NW) w/ Audience Favourite Screening and Free Mic / Karaoke!


Festival goers can also watch short films in the lobby of Metro Cinema with our new Short Film Gallery.

Join us this year as we honour the “Generation Rising” by bringing back Youth Day! This special event on Thurs Sept 21, will see over 100 youth from across Alberta participate in a one-day film creation workshop with film professionals.

The Dreamspeakers Film Festival invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous film lovers alike to come out, be inspired by powerful stories, and eat real popcorn!

The 2017 Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival is produced by The Dreamspeakers Festival Society, and is supported by Bell Media, Alberta Culture and Tourism, Community Initiatives Program, Telefilm Canada, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, APTN and CFWE.

For more info please contact Dreamspeakers at (780) 378-9609 or info@dreamspeakers.org.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dreamspeakers/
Twitter: @Dreamspeakers

Price: All Screenings $15.00

Venue

Metro Cinema at The Garneau Theatre
8712-109 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

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Dates

The event runs from 6:00pm to 11:00pm on the following dates.
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