For the third year in a row, the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival is showcasing Indigenous filmmakers, artists, authors and others. At the same time underlining the new media reality that high tech digital media possibilities are accessible to most people.
The festival started on Wednesday (November 6) and continues until November 11 by focusing on dialogue among participants and supporting professional and emerging Indigenous media artists. With its programming, it also tries to answer the questions: What is Indigenous media art and what is media art?
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to festival programmer and communications director Ronnie Dean Harris (aka Ostwelve) about the festival and about the Indigenous youth who are “telling our Indigenous stories in a new digital way”.
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival website – vimaf.com
Promotional video for the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival: