I like the sound of the 7th annual ImagineNative Media Arts Festival. This year's edition is called "The Revenge of Pocahantas" and features Maori filmmaker, activist and actor, Merata Mita.
The festival takes place from October 18-22. There will be international aboriginal films, concerts, art installations and workshops. Many of the seminars and workshops, which are free to the public, sound particularly interesting for working artists and performers.
On Saturday, October 21, for example, there will be a Harold Greenberg Screenwriting workshop on getting started in feature film and making the transition from shorts to features.
Other seminars and workshops deal with accessing international markets, pitching dramatic works and pitching documentaries.
Other activities and entertainments are aimed at a more general audience. For example, Zacharius Kunuk's The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, will be screened. Kunuk will be in attendance to introduce and discuss his latest film. The Journals of Knud Rasmussen documents a time and place in the Far North that can never be recovered but should never be forgotten.
For more details, please consult the ImagineNative website.
For my own review of The Journals of Knud Rasmussen, look here.