Society for the dissemination
of Indigenous Culture


International First
Peoples’ Festival

The next edition will take place from August 6 to 15, 2024.

The First Peoples’ Festival only screens Montreal premieres.

If your film has had or will have a public screening in Montreal before August 2024, we regret to inform you that we cannot select it.
That said, we do accept all short, medium, and feature-length films directed by an Indigenous filmmaker from Canada that had a Montreal screening in 2023-2024, as these works are eligible for the APTN Award.

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Our Mission Festival Prizes

Witi Ihimaera in Montreal

The great Maori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010) came to Montreal in 2003 at the invitation of First Peoples’ Festival, when a retrospective of her films was presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise. In 2023, another major figure in Maori culture will honour us with her presence: author Witi Ihimaera. Merata Mita was producer, interviewer and consultant for a 1997 documentary that portrays the already famous writer. It’s this film that we’re offering online: Witi Ihimaera intimate talks to us about his art; we accompany him to his family; we follow him to the great ceremonial house of Rongopai de Waituhi, (which holds such a large place in his works) and we travel to Menton, France, to the Kathleen Mansfield Memorial; then we find him at the University of Auckland with his colleagues and students.

Land inSights

Cultural Activities

23 March 2024

OURSE BLEUE by Claude Hamel…

Ourse bleue Claude Hamel 2023 | 1 h 15 m | Canada French Montreal premiere Buy…

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August 6-15, 2024

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