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Mis en ligne 24-07-23

34th International First Peoples’ Festival : From the realm of shadows to the light of life

The 34th FIPA is about to take off. Sparkling on screen and stage, in darkened rooms and sunny squares, in the spotlight and in the radiant days of summer, Indigenous artists will dazzle with their talent, enlighten with their gaze, move with their sincerity. Native art is still, and always will be, an art of fight. The…

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Mis en ligne 23-08-16

International First Peoples Festival Awards

Trillion Grant Awarded as part of the First Peoples’ Festival to a young emerging artist in visual arts and fine crafts. With a 1500$ bursary for the winner. Winner : Catherine Boivin Best International Short Film Awarded to a short film for the quality of its cinematic expression (narrative structure, cinematography, set design, editing, sound design, direction…

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Mis en ligne 23-07-28

Twice Colonized by Lin Alluna opens the 33rd International First Peoples Festival Tuesday, August 8th – 7:30 pm at Cinéma Impérial Protagonist Aaju Peter in attendance

Montreal, July 27th. The 33rd International First Peoples Festival will open on August 8th at cinema Impérial with the Quebec Premiere of Lin Alluna’s first feature documentary Twice Colonized in the presence of protagonist Aaju Peter. The film is a Greenland, Denmark, Canada production (in English, Inuktitut, Danish) with French subtitles. Caroline Monnet’s short film Spring will…

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Mis en ligne 23-07-17

July 20th at La Guilde Opening of the exhibition There are Spirits in the Forest by Alan Syliboy

Montreal, July 17th, 2023. The 33rd Internationa First Peoples Festival, in partnership with La Guilde, is proud to announce the opening of There are Spirits in the Forest by Mi’kmaw artist, musician, filmmaker, and book illustrator Alan Syliboy. Alan Syliboy uses the simplicity of the line, the vibrance of the colours, and the themes he explores to…

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Mis en ligne 23-07-11

A festival full of sparkle

Montreal, July 11th, 2023. Luminous glass confetti fall as ceilings give way to open air under the thrust of Aboriginal arts. Come and meet the rising stars who affirm that arts, culture, creativity and struggle are all part of the same liberating impulse. Aaju Peters will be on hand to open the festival on August 8th: the…

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Mis en ligne 23-07-11

The excellence of Aboriginal cinema from here and abroad is celebrated at the First Peoples’ Festival, with films in competition, of all genres and categories

Montreal, July 11th, 2023. Some feature-length films immediately stand out from the selection. The remarkable opening film, Twice Colonized, about Inuit activist Aaju Peters, comes to mind; she will honour us with her presence. We’re also reminded of Francis Fourcou’s Occitan-language documentary Un pont au-dessus de l’océan, the American premiere of his film on the ancient ties…

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