Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival (DIIFF) was first presented in Edmonton in 1992 and was the first Indigenous film Festival in Canada. It was founded by Indigenous filmmakers and creatives in response to the growing industry and to support Indigenous representation in film and media. The name “Dreamspeakers” was derived from a story about the first Dene film maker who returned home to his community in the north and was struggling to talk to the Elders about his work, because a word for filmmaker did not exist in their language. The Elders understood and called it Dreamtalking. We adapted our name from this story.

Reconciliation is…when we know each others’ stories and begin to recognize them in our own.

There is so much more to the story…


More details at dreamspeakers.org

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