Tour Program

2023 imagineNATIVE TOUR

The imagineNATIVE Tour is one of imagineNATIVE’s largest initiatives outside of our annual Festival. Every year, the imagineNATIVE Tour brings Indigenous-made film and video works, as well as community engagement activities to communities across Turtle Island (Canada).

After each Festival, imagineNATIVE curates a selection of Indigenous works from across Canada that will be featured as part of the upcoming imagineNATIVE Tour Programs. The Tour Programs encompass a Short Film Focus, a Documentary Film Focus, and a Dramatic Film Focus. 

Once a program is selected by your organization, you can complete a Booking Form and we will do our best to coordinate schedules.

The Booking Form should be completed two weeks before your desired event. If you have any questions or concerns please connect with our Tour Coordinator at

Please note that as proud supporters of Indigenous artists, we charge for screening fees that go directly to the artist for their work, however, in the past we have been happy to negotiate screening fees with Indigenous communities, organizations, institutions, and youth programs.

Image: Spirit Emulsion, Siku Allooloo, 2022

We are excited to offer the imagineNATIVE Tour Brochure this year in an accessible format for all our viewers!


Take a look at the imagineNATIVE Tour Programs for our 2023 season below.

Program 1

Short Film Focus

Generational Legacies

2021-2022 | 79 min | English, Kwa’kwala, Hiwatahia, Mohawk

All Ages

This program features a dynamic selection of six short films created by Indigenous filmmakers, all of which were presented at the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This short film program reflects on the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next and honouring where you and your ancestors have come from. 

Program 2

Documentary Film Focus

Kaatohkitopii: The Horse He Never Rode

2022 | 68 min | English

All Ages

This POV documentary narrated by director Trevor Solway begins with his earliest memories of his grandfather Sonny Solway, a lifelong rancher and “Indian Cowboy.” Whether these memories are doing chores around the ranch or sipping coffee in the early hours of the morning, these memories show how “work” shaped Trevor’s relationship with his grandfather. Brought to life by present-day footage of Trevor as he reflects on his Grandpa’s ranch, archival photos and videotapes shot both by Trevor and Grandpa Sonny.

Program 3

Dramatic Film Focus

Broken Angel

2022 | 96 min | English 


Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin (Cree) focuses her debut feature on Angel, the mother to Tanis, who escapes into the night from her abusive partner Earl to a women’s shelter on the reservation. As the prospect of a new beginning comes to light, he tracks her down, and she is forced to flee or fight.


Take a look at the guest-curated tour programs offered for our 2022 season below. Please note both of the following guest-curated programs were also featured in our 2021 Tour Program.

Program 1A

Less Lethal Fetishes
Retrospective: Thirza Cuthand

1999-2019 | 49 min
English | CAN
Mature Audiences
Essay available (Eng)

Released over the past 20 years, the featured works present Cuthand’s voice and body prominently as both subject and object while taking up with and scrutinizing themes of queer Indigenous identity, madness, kink, and colonialism.

Curator: Ariel Smith

Program 1B

Écrans autochtones
A Francophone Indigenous Focus Screening

2015-2019 | 84 min
English/French | CAN/Great Ocean
Young/Mature Audiences
Essay available (Fr/Eng)

Featuring 11 compelling works from francophone Indigenous communities across Turtle Island and the Great Ocean, Écrans autochtones reveals the strengthening of connections, languages, and cultural practices despite colonial divisions and violences.

Curators: Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi, Mylène Guay


The imagineNATIVE Tour programs pricing is listed below. These fees take into consideration Artist Fees, platform streaming fees, and administration fees.

Program 1-50 Audience Members 51-150 Audience Members 151-300 Audience Members 301-500 Audience Members

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To book a 2023 imagineNATIVE Tour Program screening please fill out our online booking form. Please note that you must consider booking dates at least two weeks in advance.

For additional information, please contact our tour coordinator at or call us at 416-585-2333 x 7.

The 2023 imagineNATIVE Tour was made possible with support of the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and Toronto Arts Council. Miigwetch to all of our Tour sponsors, partners, and supporters across Turtle Island!


This year, we are excited to offer the imagineNATIVE Tour Brochure in an accessible format for all our viewers!