The 12th annual Native Spirit Film Festival returns to London’s historic Bloomsbury to present Indigenous Film, Native Media and Artists, with some focus on languages in the run-up to UNESCO 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages.
Join us on Thursday 11th October 5.30-9pm for our Opening Night film BLACK DIVAZ at THE CHANCELLOR’S HALL Senate House introduced by Greta Morton Elangué, founder of the Festival of Indigenous Australian Cinema in Paris. Drinks reception and Senate House Library curated display of illustrated Indigenous language books, special guest Aymara speaker ARMANDO BAUTISTA GARCIA of Lista Calista Films, Shorts from Open World Research Initiative project: Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community. The Human Rights Consortium and the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, are organising an International conference Fulfilling Indigenous Peoples’ and Minority Rights to Culture and Language during the day. Details Registration here
|Cara Romero||Jules Koostachin||Armando Bautista Garcia||Suming Rupi|
12th October 7-9pm at SOAS KLT – International Premiere CA FAIT SI LONGTEMPS (IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME)Directed by the first female Taiwanese aboriginal film director and TV producer, LAHA MEBOW. Film introduced by special guest speaker GUO TING LIN. In collaboration with SOAS Centre for Taiwan Studies. Details Register here
13th October 7-9pm at SOAS KLT – SUMING CARRYING THE FLAG presented by producer ADO’ KALITING PACIDALand acclaimed Amis singer/songwriter SUMING RUPI, both from Pangcah (Amis) tribe. In collaboration with SOAS Centre for Taiwan Studies. Details Register here
14th October 11-6pm at SOAS LLT – 7TH GENERATION
16th October – 6-9pm YVY MARAEY (TIERRA SIN MAL) LAND WITHOUT EVIL in collaboration with EMBASSY OF THE PLURINATIONAL STATE OF BOLIVIA IN LONDON Details / Register here
Following dates in partnership with BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL theme Activists and Architects of Change.
18th October 6-9pm – BURKINABE: THOMAS SANKARA
event at University of Kent 18th October 4pm – PLACEnta and NiiSoTeWak with Special guest JULES KOOSTACHIN
19th October 6-9pm – Special guest, acclaimed director JULES KOOSTACHIN in attendance for screenings of PLACEntaabout First Nations traditional childbirth teachings, and NiiSoTeWak: Two Bodies – One Heart, ten-year-old identical twin brothers discover what it means to be a twin in their Cree culture. More Programme details to come.
20th October – 10-5pm A day of Indigenous Filmmakers at BIMI BIRKBECK CINEMA with a focus on independent filmmaking and Shorts from Canada. Special guest, acclaimed director JULES KOOSTACHIN (Cree from Moshkekowok territory, and a member of Attawapiskat First Nation), presents Butterfly Monument and discusses her work in conversation with Filmmaker Max Carocci, Confirmed closing film by Inuk artist Asinnajaq THREE THOUSAND more special guests to be announced. Details and Register here. Please note we cannot reserve seats for FREE events. Arrive early to ensure a place.
Since 2011, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest has been an entirely volunteer-run organisation rooted in London’s queer creative scene. In Novembers, and throughout the year, we showcase an eclectic mix of films, arts and events celebrating LGBTIQA+ stories from around the world, welcoming everybody.
Fringe! started in 2011 as a community response to arts cuts carnage, and since then we’ve ‘expanded exponentially to become one of the most innovative and exciting festivals on the circuit.’(Londonist)
From feature films to experimental installations, workshops and lively debates to wild parties, Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. You’ll see us flooding East London’s cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs with the powerful, provocative and strange.
As we continue to develop and our Fringe! family continues to grow, some things stay the same: a lot of our screenings and events are free or affordable, we remain open to new voices and ideas, and we’ll always be queer: celebratory but critical as hell.
Our dirty picks from the event include the Brazilian The Whisper of a Jaguar and the Greek Obscuro Barroco.