imagineNATIVE Originals

The imagineNATIVE Originals program includes the premiere of Through Brown Glass, Burned, and Frank Gets the Job Done, created through imagineNATIVE Institutes commission mentorships, in partnership with Charles Street Video (CSV), Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF), Capilano, and Telus Storyhive. This year the imagineNATIVE Originals program also includes the anticipated premiere of the Web Series KIN. All of the projects in the imagineNATIVE Originals program have received support through imagineNATIVE Institute’s year-round offerings.

Chi Miigwetch to our imagineNATIVE Originals Partners, CSIF, LIFT, CSV, Capilano University, Telus Storyhive, Pinewood Studios and ACTRA Toronto

This screening will be followed by an Artist Q&A and the imagineNATIVE Originals Commission Mentorship panel

IMPORTANT: All film screenings on Friday, October 20, 2023 are FREE. Tickets can ONLY be collected on October 20, 2023 at the in-person imagineNATIVE Box Office located at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. No advance booking available. There is a limit of TWO tickets per person. This initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the TD Bank Group

Venue Address: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

This program is available WORLDWIDE, however Through Brown Glass is not available online



Oct 23 -29, 12:00 AM — , 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

HST EXEMPTION: For Status card holders, please email if you wish to use your Status card to purchase packages or tickets online. Otherwise, you can visit the imagineNATIVE Box Office in person starting October 18 and present your Status card when purchasing tickets or packages.

Presented in Multiple Parts


Eve is a line cook who is at the end of her rope. Burnt out and longing, for change she finds unexpected advic...
9 min | Jordan Wanakamik | Canada | World Premiere | English
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Through Brown Glass

A son and grandfather share a parting glass as their bootlegging business goes down the drain....
9 min | Keenan Grom | Canada | World Premiere | English
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Frank Gets The Job Done

Frank Gypsum needs to deliver a pizza or he’s fired from the last pizza place in town. Problem is, he’s de...
15 min | Dallas Soonias | Canada | World Premiere | English
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An honest & comedic exploration of the urban queer & trans indigenous experience centred around a group of fri...
34 min | Arielle Twist, Justin Ducharme, Theo Cuthand | Canada | World Premiere | English
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