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2015-10-07SODEC : Manipulation et mensonges

En 2013, la SODEC avait décidé, à la suite des succès éclatants qu’ont connus les concerts et les activités d’animation publique, que Présence autochtone organise sur la place des Festivals, l’événement ne pouvait plus se qualifier comme festival de film. Étrange revirement, puisque la SODEC avait toujours considéré le volet film et vidéo du festival multidisciplinaire consacré aux cultures autochtones des Amériques et du monde, comme une manifestation cinématographique de plein droit. De fait, la compétition film et vidéo de Présence autochtone est reconnue internationalement et contribue au rayonnement...

2015-08-0425th First Peoples Festival – Awards

Prix du festival

The 25th First Peoples Festival announced their winners during a ceremony that took place at the Jean-Claude Lauzon Theatre (UQAM).

Creation :

Teueikan 1 st Prize : Café Hatuey Viveros Lavielle - Mexico - 80 min

A view of time immemorial in a civilization whose roots extend to the depths of human settlement of the Americas is the backdrop of this film. This weight of history provides the film a strong incantatory power...

2015-07-30Kahnawake : change in the schedule of tonight and tomorrow

Friday 19 H

The screening of short films “Eastern Connection Film Festival” will take place at KATERI HALL (instead of KOR cultural center as it had been previously announced).

LEGEND OF THE STORM: this film will be presented at Kateri Hall on Friday July 31 with the shorts of Eastern Connection Film Festival (instead of Thursday,July 30 as it had been previously announced).

NB The screening of FIRST LANGUAGE: THE RACE TO SAVE CHEROKEEE will be held at the KOR Cultural Center July 30 (tonight) as it has been anounced.

2015-07-28Circus without borders en ouverture du 25e festival Présence autochtone

Circus without borders

The film Circus without borders will open Montreal First Peoples Festival on Wednesday, July 29th. This 69mns documentary produced and directed by Susan Gray and Linda Matchan tells the story of two circus companies, one in Nunavut, the other in Guinea‐Conakry, have brought young people together from the ends of the earth to overcome the limits geography and history have set along their road to fulfilment. An invitation to go beyond.

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2015-07-20Masterclasses APTN

APTN Conversations with Canadian Aboriginal film and television professionals. August 3 to August 5

L’Espace culturel Ashukan - 431, place Jacques-Cartier

Admission is free but reservations required

Mondauy August 3, 3 p.m. Tracey Deer – From Doc to Television Drama

Tuesday August 4, 3 p.m. Michèle Rouleau – Métier productrice, maison autochtone

Wednesday August 5, 10:30 a.m. Sonia Bonspille-Boileau – Réaliser un long-métrage de fiction avec mini-budget...

2015-07-202015 edition favorites

See the favorite selection of Montreal First Peoples Festival 2015 :

2015-06-17First Peoples Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary

Towering over First Peoples Festival’s 25 years, seven thousand years of human presence in this place looks down upon you…

The First Nations festival returns to Montreal in 2015 in a spectacular setting that will spread its wings at Place des Festivals: thrilling concerts, an exacting selection of films and videos, the great multicultural parade along Saint-Catherine Street and many indoor venue and gallery events.

Grand concerts

Blues Blanc Rouge remix takes us back to First Peoples Festival’s inaugural activity; a benefit concert in Spring 1991 that succeeded in bringing in the funds...

2015-06-12June 21st National Aboriginal Peoples Day

Participants will gather on St. Jacques Street, at the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard, starting at 1 p.m.

At 2 p.m., bearing our giant effigies, to the sound of the fanfare and drums, we will march joyously towards Place d’Armes, where a festive, ceremonial and artistic program will take place.

Starting at 2:30 p.m., lighting the Solstice fire, tobacco ceremony, homage to Kondiaronk and ceremonial speeches. Then, the drums, songs and dancing. With the Keepers of the Eastern Door from Kahnawake, Moe Clark et l’Orphéon de l’Île à la Tortue, the drums of Eya Hey Nakoda and the First...

2015-06-12June 17th presentation of the First Peoples Festival 2015 program.

At Maison de la Culture Frontenac, 11 a.m.

Find the press release and the highlights of the great celebration of First Peoples cultures (available from June 17 th ).

Our festival will take place from July 29 th to August 5 th 2015.

2015-04-30Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner gets the top rank : Land Insights salutes

Terres en vues / Land Insights salutes the top rank awarded to Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner on the list of the best Canadian films of all time. Bravo to Zacharias Kunuk, to Norman Cohn, to the Inuit cast of the film, and in particular to Natar Ungalaaq, unforgettable in the title role. Bravo as well to the entire Isuma productions team for this highly deserved tribute to this masterpiece of the Seventh Art, produced, as we must recall, against all odds.

As Inuit art has proven spectacularly, First Peoples’ artistic expression is the most important natural resource of this land. It is a precious...

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