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Indigenous Screen Office Supports Four Indigenous-led documentaries at Hot Docs

Press Release

Toronto (Tkaronto), ON April 25, 2024 — The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is pleased to highlight the selection of four Indigenous-led documentaries at the Hot Docs festival that will take place from April 25th to May 5th, 2024 in Toronto. All of these films were supported with production and/or post-production funding from the ISO Story Fund.

“Indigenous documentaries have always been an important part of Canada’s screen-based ecosystem,” said Kerry Swanson, ISO’s CEO. “Now that the ISO has completed three full funding cycles, we are now seeing the results of our work. We are incredibly proud to have supported four feature films showcasing the diversity of Indigenous storytelling at this major international event.”

Jennifer Wickham, producer of the feature film Yintah, was also supported by ISO as a delegate in the Docs-in-Progress program at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022, where the project won the Think-Film Impact Award.

The selected Indigenous-led documentaries are:

World premiere:
Red Fever
Directed by Neil Diamond and Catherine Bainbridge
Produced by Rezolution Pictures

North America premiere:
Canadian Spectrum Competition
Wilfred Buck
Directed by Lisa Jackson
Produced by Number 3 Production and National Film Board of Canada in association with Clique Pictures

Canadian Premiere
Singing Back the Buffalo
Directed by Tash Hubbard
Produced by Buffalo Song Productions and Downstream Documentary Productions

Canadian Premiere
Directed by Jennifer Wickham, Brenda Michell and Micheal Toledano
Produced by Yintah Film

About Indigenous Screen Office
The Indigenous Screen Office is an independent national advocacy and funding organization serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis creators of screen content in Canada. The ISO’s mandate is to foster and support narrative sovereignty and cultural revitalization by increasing Indigenous storytelling on screens and promoting Indigenous values and participation across the sector.


For more information
Jean-François D. O’Bomsawin
Director of Communications and Francophone Initiatives



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