Biindigaate Film Festival Seeks Submissions


THUNDER BAY – The call is out for Thunder Bay and region’s film makers. July 10th, 2010 is the regular deadline to submit your film for consideration to be included as part of the Biindigaate Film Festival. The final deadline is July 16th, 2010. Late submissions will not be considered.

Building on the tradition of sharing knowledge and telling stories, the Biindigaate Film Festival is a celebration of indigenous films and filmmakers. It is located in the heart of the traditional territory of the Anishinabek (Ojibway) in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

This is the only indigenous film festival in a region the size of France, one inhabited by approximately 40,000 First Nations and Métis people. For many First Peoples and settlers from other parts of the world, this is a rare and valuable opportunity to view indigenous films on the big screen.

Biindigaate translates from Anishinabemowin to English as “the light coming in” and our name reflects our intent to create an opportunity for indigenous filmmakers to shed light and share their stories with the people of Northwestern Ontario.

The festival will take place at the Paramount Theater on Court Street in Thunder Bay on September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2010.

Please submit 2 DVD copies* of your film and a short (150 word) synopsis to:

Biindigaate Film Festival
60 Farrand St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7A 3H5

*DVDs submitted for consideration are not returnable

For more information call Michelle Derosier at (807) 683-0671 or email

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