Shorts Not Pants Film Festival
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival


Indigenous Shorts

Friday, September 29, 7:00pm
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton St.)


Special Guest
Kaitlynn Tomaselli, Program Manager, imagineNATIVE


Shorts Not Pants Film Festival returns with its quarterly screening, Friday September 29 at 7pm with, INDIGENOUS SHORTS, dedicated to celebrating exceptional films about First Peoples. Discover a curated collection of seven must-see films.


We’re thrilled also that this screening is presented by the fantastic imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, with Kaitlynn Tomaselli, the Program Manager, in attendance to introduce the evening.


See you at the Carlton Cinema Sept 29!


The specially selected seven films are listed below:


– Directed by Amar Chebib, Produced by Mack Stannard, Hayley Morin
Country: Canada | Runtime: 16 minutes

Joe Buffalo, an Indigenous skateboard legend and Indian Residential School survivor, must face his inner demons to realize his dream of turning pro.


– Directed by Caroline Monnet, Produced by Anita Lee
Country: Canada | Runtime: 4 minutes

A journey by canoe into the city creates a dynamic interconnection between natural and urban spaces, in this evocative short set to a hypnotizing soundtrack by Inuk artist Tanya Taqaq.


– Directed by Ritchie Hemphill, Ryan Haché
Country: Canada | Runtime: 16 minutes

This dreamlike stop-motion film is about a young girl’s experience growing up on a West Coast float house.


– Directed by Barry Bilinsky, Produced by Clayton Conroy
Country: Canada | Runtime: 14 minutes

From the imagination of Kikino youth, follow the story of rebellious friends, star crossed lovers, and brave explorers coming together to discover how connected they truly are. Created by, and starring, the youth of Tap Root Actors Academy from Kikino Métis Settlement, Kikino Kids captures the heart, soul, humour, and culture of their community.


– Directed by Barry Bilinsky, Produced by Clayton Conroy
Country: Canada | Runtime: 12 minutes

A new roster of camp counsellors arrive at a lake side resort for the summer, but they quickly learn that the stories are true: there is more in the woods than you know.


– Directed by Roxann Whitebean
Country: Canada | Runtime: 25 minutes

Rose explores a compelling story about a Mohawk family who fought against racist policies during the infamous ‘60s scoop and their plight to save Rose’s child from being stolen.


– Directed by Tank Standing Buffalo
Country: Canada | Runtime: 7 minutes

Tank, the eldest of eight siblings, grapples with the memory of the moment his family was torn apart.

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