the 2022 imagineNATIVE Film Media Arts Festival Award Winners


We Are Still Here wins Dramatic Feature Award
Šaamšiǩ – Great Grandmothers Hat wins Documentary Feature Award


Award Winning Screenings

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Tickets are $10 at: imagineNATIVE.org/festival/schedule


Documentary Feature Award Winner
Šaamšiǩ – Great Grandmothers Hat 
October 23, 2022 at 5:15 PM

Short Film Award Winners – Program 1
Night by Ahmad Saleh, Rose by Roxann Whitebean, Məca by Ritchie Norman Hemphill, and Kikino Kids by Barry Billinisky
October 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Dramatic Feature Award Winner
We Are Still Here
October 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Short Film Award Winners – Program 2
Sek Buy by William Cayapur Delgado, Proowa (Yucca) by Stefant Mendinueta, First Time Home by Heriberto Ventura, Noemi Librado Sanchez, Esmirna Librado, Esmeralda Ventura, and The Original Shareholder Experience by Petyr Xyst
October 23, 2022 at 8:45 PM

On Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Awards Presentation at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the esteemed Festival juries considered film, video, audio, and digital media works created by Indigenous artists from around the world to select winners in 14 categories with over $60,000 in cash prizes and in-kind services. In addition to the juried awards in these 14 categories, imagineNATIVE annually presents the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence in celebration of an Indigenous actor’s impact and legacy, as well as two Audience Choice Awards which are voted on by Festival audiences.

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