2024 NATIVe Stand Partners
FILM.GL is a private association for everyone working in the film industry in Greenland. The association was founded in 2012 and operates on a voluntary basis. FILM.GL aims at professionalising all branches of Greenland’s film industry. The focus is on creating a network, supporting film professionals, and strengthening political awareness for the necessity of establishing a national film institute, securing funding for national film production, and operating a national film commission.
In 2013, FILM.GL started Innersuaq, the annual national film award in Greenland voted on by the members of FILM.GL. FILM.GL was also involved in developing the Nuuk International Film Festival (NIFF), an annual event since 2017, and in 2018, FILM.GL established a film workshop, Filmiliortarfik. Today, Filmiliortarfik operates independently from FILM.GL.
Every year since 2015, FILM.GL has been one of the Stand Partners. During this time, several Greenlandic filmmakers have cultivated their craft and expertise through the NATIVe Fellows programme.
The International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) is located in Guovdageaidnu, Sápmi/Norway. As the only Sámi film institute, ISFI offers competence and financial support to Sámi filmmakers for the development, production, and distribution of films in the Sámi language. Through our own stories and films, we fight for the survival of Sámi culture, values, and languages. By telling our stories, we create our future.
ISFI’s partnership with the Berlinale Film Festival started in 2011 when we hosted our first Indigenous Film Conference. It was one of our first international partnerships. Berlinale, with its NATIVe Programme and NATIVe Stand, has played a vital role as a meeting point and home for Indigenous filmmakers to come together and collaborate, and has served as an essential gateway to the international film industry.
Based in Toronto, Canada, imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organisation is recognised locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts. imagineNATIVE is a registered charity committed to creating a greater understanding of Indigenous Peoples and cultures through the presentation of contemporary, Indigenous-made media art including film, video, audio, and digital media.
The establishment of the Indigenous Cinema Stand in 2015 at Berlinale, designed to complement the special series NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema (2013-2020) and promote Indigenous-made films and videos through its distribution platform, the European Film Market, led to imagineNATIVE assuming the position of project lead. Since then, in partnership with international Indigenous film organisations, imagineNATIVE has consistently and actively worked to ensure a notable presence for Indigenous cinema within one of the world’s most prominent film marketplaces.
Nia Tero is a global non-profit working to secure Indigenous guardianship of diverse ecosystems through direct funding to Indigenous Peoples, policy negotiations, and storytelling efforts. The Storytelling Team, led by Tracy Rector, has started initiatives like the Reciprocity Project, the Seedcast podcast, Kin Theory (an Indigenous media makers database), the Thriving Peoples.
Nia Tero joined the NATIVe Cinema Stand in 2020 and each subsequent year has helped send fellows who have market-ready, feature film projects from Pasifika and Turtle Island that are driven by stories of their home, the environment, and cultural connection. Respect and reciprocity remain at the heart of storytelling within Nia Tero and through this work, they seek to honour the diversity of Indigenous understanding of place, language, culture, and lived experience.
Since 1991, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) has been committed to amplifying Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) voices that enrich America’s cultural landscape on American public media through our tradition of storytelling. We are the only organisation in the country that does this by developing, producing, and funding films and film series, including our signature documentary anthology series, Pacific Heartbeat, which is in its twelfth consecutive season. We also provide professional development opportunities to emerging filmmakers and engage audiences through public media distribution, film festivals, and community events across the country and beyond. Our funded films and filmmakers carry the cultural knowledge and wisdom that have sustained our communities and help to build a strong future for all.
Established in 2016 and held in Sydney, Winda Film Festival celebrates emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers from across Australia and around the world.
Winda is a collective of Indigenous filmmakers who strive to create, foster, and support opportunities for Indigenous voices to empower, unify, inspire, and entertain through social, economic, innovation, and self-sufficiency programmes for the advancement of Aboriginal cultures and stories in digital landscapes.
Our partnership with NATIVe Stand and the NATIVe Fellows began in 2019. We saw the importance of building the international producer space to network and support one another into the future.