List of animated shorts at the 2015 imagineNATIVE Film Festival

imagineNATIVE is the world's largest Indigenous festival presenting distinctive Native film and art from around the globe. imagineNATIVE plays an important role in spotlighting Aboriginal artists, and exposing their work to new audiences.


Here is a list of the animated films that will be screening at imagineNATIVE this year:

The Thundermaker
Thursday, October 15 at 3:30pm
Ontario Premiere
The Thundermaker is an animated shorted telling us the story of Little Thunder, who learns his identity through stories from his family and learns to make thunder for the first time.

Returning
Thursday, October 15 at 3:30pm
World Premiere
In this gorgeous bitwork beadwork stop-motion animation, LaPensee sends us travelling through space/time across dimensions accompanied by Trade Song by the Métis Fiddler Quartet.

Eddie
Thursday, October 15 at 3:30pm
Ontario Premiere
A sweet animated film about a little car’s adventures on its way through life.

Sammakko, joka oli aika ruma (Quite an Ugly Frog)
Sunday, October 18 at 3:30pm
It is hard to be ugly in the world of beautiful frogs, especially if there are no love calls in your life. Animated black comedy from Finland.

First Contact
Saturday, October 17 at 2:45pm
World Premiere
Two indigenous fellows debate on whether to  let strangers from the big water come ashore.

Gaa-Ondinang Dakwaano Makwa (How the Bear Got a Short Tail)
Thursday, October 15 at 3:30pm
International Premiere
A whimsical animated short, about humility and gratitude. 

In the Rubbish Tin
Thursday, October 15 at 10am
North American Premiere
Abandoned on her birthday morning, Pippa escapes into an imaginary world with her best friend, Chubby.

Sicigorousawa Un Cironnop (The Fox of Shichigorosawa)
Thursday, October 15 at 3:30pm
North American Premiere
When Higashiyama, the home of the foxes, becomes an illegal dumping ground, food sources are eradicated and Mother Fox is forced to journey far into the human village to feed her babies.

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