Encore+ YouTube channel partners with imagineNATIVE to launch outstanding Indigenous film collection

Toronto, October 18, 2018 – Encore+, a YouTube channel dedicated to streaming memorable Canadian film and TV shows from the past, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. This collaboration will see the launch of the imagineNATIVE Festival Collection on Encore+, which will stream a curated selection of Canadian shorts and feature-length films by some of Canada’s most accomplished Indigenous filmmakers, including Zacharias Kunuk, Michelle Latimer, Kent Monkman and Alanis Obomsawin. Click here to access the playlist.

“Encore+ offers an extraordinary catalogue of Canadian film and TV favourites, and we are thrilled to welcome these iconic titles curated in partnership with imagineNATIVE to the growing family of memorable productions featured on the channel,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “We're delighted to showcase these extraordinary films by some of Canada’s most renowned Indigenous artists and filmmakers. This new partnership will ensure these films are more accessible to audiences in Canada and around the world.”

Titles that will stream as part of the imagineNATIVE Playlist include: ?E?anx (The Cave) by Helen Haig-Brown, Choke by Michelle Latimer, File Under Miscellaneous by Jeff Barnaby, Inuit Cree Reconciliation by Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond, My Legacy by Helen Haig-Brown, Prayer for a Good Day by Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Rocks at Whisky Trench by Alanis Obomsawin, Savage by Lisa Jackson, Shooting Geronimo by Kent Monkman, and Wapawekka by Danis Goulet.

Working closely with Canada’s film and television producers, distributors, broadcasters, unions, guilds and other industry associations, Encore+ is spearheaded by the Canada Media Fund with support from Google Canada, Bell Media, BroadbandTV (BBTV), and Deluxe Toronto. Telefilm Canada is a key partner in this endeavor, providing financial and promotional support.

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest festival showcasing film, video, audio and digital and interactive media made by Indigenous screen content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and excellence of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.

Encore+ and imagineNATIVE extend sincere thanks to Vtape Distribution for their assistance in making this collaboration possible.

About Encore+
Encore+ invites YouTube audiences to discover – or rediscover – memorable Canadian movies and TV shows, wherever they are in the world. Comedies, dramas (even the romantic kind), children’s shows, documentaries, short films, and feature films – it’s all on Encore+ for fans of all ages to enjoy. Launched by industry pros, the channel brings to life great moments from the past on today’s screens. Check out the various playlists, with hundreds of titles fans won’t want to miss. Subscribe to Encore+ and be first in line for new English and French content added each week. Enjoy hundreds of Canadian productions today at youtube.com/EncorePlusMedia and get the latest updates on Encore+ by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. It also guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.


Media Contact: 

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund

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