Berlinale 2019: Drawing from the insights of filmmakers, producers and institutions related to two films, this panel will explore the connections, arrangements and ultimately the individuals that have brought about International Indigenous co­-productions.

Seminar Fri, Feb. 8 | 16.30-18.00

NORWAY HOUSE

International Indigenous co­-productions inherently transcend borders, linking Nations living both contiguously and far removed, and, above all, create collaborations and synergies that are poised to become the catalyst of a thriving international Indigenous screen sector.

 

List of panelists

  • Elle-Maija Tailfeathers (Filmmaker, The Body Remembers when the World Broke Open)
  • Anne Lajla Utsi (ISFI)
  • Paula Devonshire (Producer, Miromiro, NZ)
  • Kerry Warkia (Producer, Miromiro, NZ)
  • Karen Te o Kahurangi (New Zealand Film Commission)

 

An upcoming report commissioned by the Toronto­ based imagine NATIVE Institute entitled “Indigenous Screen: Towards an International Strategy for Collaboration and Growth” not only highlights the appeal of these films to Indigenous audiences world wide but also underscores the crossover potential of these films.

 

Drawing from the insights of filmmakers, producers and institutions related to two such films, this panel will explore the connections, arrangements and ultimately the individuals that have brought about such co­-productions. The panel will, in particular, feature the groundbreaking work of the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF) which under the aegis of the International Sámi Film Institute is creating renewed possibilities for co­-productions and collaborations for the Indigenous peoples of the arctic region through its various agreements.

 

Organized in collaboration with ImagiNATIVE, International Sámi Film Insitute, Artic Indigenous Film Fund and European Film Market. Hosted by Norwegian Film Institute.