Program 12 – Dark Matter

Time travellers and celestial voyagers beware! We are going on a journey to the dark side of Indigenous cinema, with a collection of shorts exploring new dimensions in Native noir. From traditional ritual sacrifice to the haunting anxieties elicited by other life forms lurking in the shadows, the films in this program reveal the struggle for survival. Take care as you traverse this forest of film, lest you get bit by the horror genre bug!

Virtual Availability:
IMAJUIK – Short film – Worldwide
KO AU (I am) – Worldwide
Koo (Serpent) – North America Only
Obscheenies – Worldwide
SAVJ – Worldwide
Soli Bula (The Sacrifice) – North America Only
Terror/Forming – Ontario Only

Tickets are subject to availability, even to package holders, so make sure to book your tickets early! We have limited capacity due to COVID-19 safety restrictions in most venues. We appreciate your understanding.


Virtual Ticket

HST EXEMPTION: For Status card holders, please email boxoffice@imagineNATIVE.org 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.

Playing as part of this program

IMAJUIK – Short film

IMAJUIK IS A SCI-FI HORROR SHORT FILM, COMMISSIONED BY INTERNATIONAL SAMI FILM INSTITUTE IN THIS SHORT SCI-FI ...
18 min | Marc Fussing Rosbach
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SAVJ

SAVJ is a deeply personal project, and is the pre-quel to Tank Standing Buffalo’s first auto-biographica...
7 min | Tank Standing Buffalo
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Soli Bula (The Sacrifice)

‘Soli Bula’ imagines a Fiji where Westernisation did not get a chance to erase its identity and pr...
7 min | Tumeli Tuqota
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KO AU (I am)

‘KO AU’ is an animated short film that retells the classic Cook Island legend of Katikatia. The old lady w...
6 min | Mii Taokia
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Koo (Serpent)

The date 11 death (Year 10 flint), 9 Serpent ‘Eagle Fire’ entered to the temazcal determined to fulfill hi...
5 min | Nicolás Rojas Sánchez
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Obscheenies

A new roster of camp counsellors arrive at a lake side resort for the summer, but they quickly learn that the ...
12 min | Barry Bilinsky
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Terror/Forming

Set over the course of one evening, Parker and his boyfriend, Darren, find themselves detoured on their trip a...
23 min | Rylan Friday
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