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Call for films for the Montreal First Peoples Festival 2023

Submit your film for the August 8-17, 2023 edition via

Deadline: March 15, 2023

1. The festival accepts works created in 2020-2021-2022-2023.

2. Films must have English or French subtitles when they are not in said languages. French subtitles are welcome for all films.

3. We primarily seek works made by Indigenous authors, but we also welcome any work on topics relevant to our objectives and exemplifying collaboration between Native people and non-Native filmmakers.

4. Priority will be given to works that have not had a public screening in Montreal.

*A competitive section, for the APTN Award (granted to an Indigenous filmmaker from Canada who has distinguished themselves in the past year), welcomes films that may have been shown in Montreal. Other non-competitive, thematic or retrospective sections may also occasionally include films that would not be Montreal premieres. These films should be submitted directly to instead of here.

5. Films/video work publicly accessible for viewing on the Internet WITHOUT a password (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook) are NOT eligible (except for the APTN Award)

1. Screenings take place in Montréal and Kahnawake (Mohawk Territory). An Internet broadcast may be offered to rights holders for certain films and will then be the subject of a specific agreement.

2. The festival will pay a compensatory amount for screenings; the fee schedule will be communicated when a work is selected. The festival assumes the cost of returning the screening copies.

3. The announcement of the winners and the awards presentation will take place during a special event as part of the festival’s activities.

Mis en ligne 22-07-26

Pope, not pope, let’s go! The 32nd International First Peoples’ Festival unveils its program

Montreal, July 26, 2022. More important than Rome, its pomp and circumstance and its repentance, Aboriginal art stands up, rises up and proudly asserts itself. Anger, joy and hope are its cardinal virtues. The Montreal First Peoples’ Festival, which takes place this year from August 9th to 18th, is an epiphanic moment of encounters, concerts, screenings, and…

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Mis en ligne 22-06-22

Cultures premières : Terres en vues annonce de nombreuses activités pour le Mois de l’histoire autochtone

Montréal, le 1er juin 2022. Les cultures des peuples premiers seront à l’honneur en juin, celui-ci étant désormais consacré Mois de l’histoire autochtone; une série d’activités culmineront le 21 juin avec les célébrations du Jour national des peuples autochtones. Terres en vues est fière des partenariats qu’il a conclus qui permettent d’offrir au public des moments de…

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Awards of the 32nd First Peoples’ Festival

Best Cinematography El Gran Movimiento, Kiro Russo, Bolivia 2021 Special Mention : Returning Home, Sean Stiller, Canada 2021 Best International Short Film Award : Flores de la llanura, Mariana X. Rivera, Mexico 2021 Special Mention: Háldi, Ann Holmgren, Norway 2021 Best Canadian short film – Radio-Canada Espaces autochtones Award (works by Aboriginal filmmakers located in Canada) with…

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