International Institute for
Indigenous Resource Management

2004 DENVER INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

From Whale Rider, courtesy of Newmarket Films.
From American Aloha, courtesy of Lisette Marie Flanary.
From Whale Rider, courtesy of Newmarket Films.

The Continuum of Culture: Reclaiming Tradition, Preserving Culture and Adapting for the Future
2004 Denver Indigenous Film Festival
Starz FilmCenter
900 Auraria Parkway,
Denver, Colorado
November 19-21, 2004

The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is proud to present the first Indigenous Film Festival at the Starz FilmCenter on November 19-21, 2004 . Building on our successful showing of Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) in November 2003, the Institute is expanding the screening into an Annual Indigenous Film Festival. The theme for the 2004 Film Festival is The Continuum of Culture: Reclaiming Tradition, Preserving Culture and Adapting for the Future.

The Film Festival showcases the creative works of indigenous filmmakers, writers, directors and actors. We include films that document the wisdom and knowledge of elders as they pass along nearly forgotten traditions to future generations; films that extend the realm of traditional storytelling to audiences within and beyond the community, and films that look at how traditions are adapting and surviving in a modern context. The Film Festival will take you from the islands of Polynesia to the arctic regions of Canada and Alaska.

FILM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Friday, November 19, 2004, 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 19, 2004, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 20, 2004, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 21, 2004, 5:00 p.m.

TICKET PRICES

* $2.00 discount for students, seniors, groups of 10+, and Denver Film Society members.

Tickets on sale at the Starz FilmCenter box office and at Tickets West locations.

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

The Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We extend our warm thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Premier Sponsor
COORS BREWING COMPANY

Presenting Sponsors
CH2M Hill
Marriott TownePlace Suites

Supporting Sponsors
Gay & Lesbian Fund of Colorado
Alaska Native Heritage Center

Contributing Sponsors
CADDO Office Supplies
Colorado Indian Education Association
International Uranium (USA) Corporation
Legal Design
Suncor Energy
Wright Water Engineering

We also extend our appreciation to our partners in Denver and beyond who have helped turn our vision of a Film Festival into reality:

alterNative Voices Native Radio
American Indian Resource Center, Tahlequah
Anna and John J. Sie Education Program
bluestocking films, inc.
Canada Colorado Association
Chief I'iga Vui Siaosi & Polynesian Fia Fia
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
Dark Thunder Productions
Denver Public Schools Office of Indian Education
Denver Anti-Discrimination Office
Discover Downunder
Douglas Society of the Denver Art Museum
Indian Voices Newsletter
KTVD-TV UPN20
Mayor's Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations
Mushkeg Media Inc .
NativeArt.net
New Zealand Embassy, Te Aka Aorere
Northern and Southern Plains Indian Dancers and Singers
Office of Strategic Partnerships, Denver
Starz FilmCenter
University of Colorado at Denver Ethnic Studies Program

 

 

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL

There are many ways you can support the Indigenous Film Festival. Corporate sponsorships are available at the following levels: $5,000 (Platinum), $3000 (Gold), $1,000 (Silver), and $500 (Bronze) with appropriate recognition packages. Partnerships with other community groups and businesses are welcome. Click here to contact us for more information about sponsorhips.

Individuals can support the Film Festival through tax-exempt donations and by joining us at our daily screenings and festivities. The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations can be sent to the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management at the address below or click here and follow the Make A Donation Online link on the Blacktie Colorado website.

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street
Denver, CO 80209-2216
U.S.A.
303-744-9686 (for ticket information)

 

SYNOPSIS OF FILMS