In recent years, Indigenous-made genre films have captivated audiences worldwide while also becoming an ever increasing component of global Indigenous Cinema. From stories based on Indigenous cultural beings to alien invasion, these films are transforming the scope of the Indigenous film sector while also embodying and reflecting Indigenous cultures and communities. This year’s Narrative Sovereignty panel explores how Indigenous-made genre films are contributing to the diversification of the sector, while also finding new global audiences for Indigenous stories. Panellists include Nyla Innuksuk (director of Slash/Back), Darlene Naponse (director of Stellar), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (director and actor; Stellar, Night Raiders, Blood Quantum), and Sonya Ballantyne (filmmaker and genre enthusiast), along with moderator Bird Runningwater (producer).

An Every Story supported initiative.

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Industry Conference

PERSPECTIVES Narrative Sovereignty: From Slashers to Sci-Fi: Exploring The Significance of Indigenous Genre Films


Mon Sep 12

Glenn Gould Studio