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VIMAF 2013 Nov 6 – 11 | 15 events | 6 Days | 4 Venues

VIMAF is a multi-venue celebration of Indigenous digital storytelling, literature, film, technology, and music. The West Coast’s only Indigenous Media Arts Festival showcases prominent indigenous filmmakers, artists, entertainers and authors including Ryan McMahon, Richard Van Camp, Marie Clements, Loretta Todd, Dana Claxton, Klee Benally, Leanne Simpson, Rueben George, Melina Laboucan-Massimo and more. VIMAF seeks to contribute to the culture discourse in independent production and to disseminate Indigenous stories.

Leading up to the festival, drop by the VIMAF salon at Unit #308 – 877 E Hastings st from Monday to Saturday, 12-6pm to enjoy rejuvenating teas, pick up your tickets, get the latest on festival news, and connect with other festival-goers.

The festival launches with the Community Gala Opening at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre on Thursday, November 7th. Digital Defence of Sacred Territories From the Haida Nation to the Coast Salish Nations is an evening of media installation, literature and film focusing on land defence. Highlights of the evening include Uts’am/Witness Projects “Picturing Transformation” book launch, a screening of “Athlii Gwaii: The Line At Lyell” documentary, and come play with the interactive digital grafitti wall from Grafitti Research Lab (Canada) remxing #Reconciliation ideas in this Canada Council supported installation.

For full festival schedule and to buy tickets visit www.vimaf.com