Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Two Indigenous women receive complimentary passes to iWDMS & imagineNATIVE 2011
Women in Film & Television – Toronto and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are pleased to announce Marjorie Beaucage and Ntawnis Piapot as winners of the complimentary passes offered to Indigenous women for the International Women in Digital Media Summit and the 2011 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
“Out of an array of talented applicants, the two women selected demonstrate a passion for media and experience in their field,” says Kerry Potts, Director of Development for imagineNATIVE. “Ntawnis and Marjorie are at very different stages of their careers and will each glean something different from this opportunity. I’m certain that this experience will be professionally enriching and creatively recharging for both of them.”
Marjorie Beaucage is a senior artist from rural Saskatchewan working currently on a project documenting the history of the Aboriginal Film and Video Art Alliance and other independent Indigenous media trailblazers. She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Arts program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where she engaged in discourse about the impact of new media on the oral tradition. At the iWDMS, Beaucage will explore the ways in which stories can be shared digitally across new media.
Ntawnis Piapot is the only First Nations female enrolled in the University of Regina’s School of Journalism, and also works as a video journalist for CTV Regina. She was the Vice President of Regina’s Aboriginal film festival mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking and a programming assistant at Regina Filmpool, an independent film collective. At the iWDMS, Ntawnis hopes to share her passion and experience in film and new media with women from all over the world, and to benefit from new ideas and networking opportunities.
From October 23-25, 2011, the International Women in Digital Media Summit (iWDMS) will bring together professionals from digital and traditional media communities to explore hot topics and innovation in gaming, mobile, social media, cross media and transmedia.
Featuring an opening keynote by Huffington Post co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, the iWDMS is set to explore such topics as content creation, policy development, emerging trends and business models, and the role of women in digital media globally.