Masterclass with Tantoo Cardinal

Tantoo Cardinal is an award winning Canadian activist and screen icon hailing from Alberta. With over 120 film and television credits spanning over her 40 year career, she is without a doubt one of the most prolific actors in Canada. She’s appeared in TV shows like North of 60, Arctic Air, Mohawk Girls and Strange Empire. Her list of films include Dances With Wolves, Legends of the Fall and Smoke Signals. MORE

Indigenous Female Filmmakers Panel

Join us at the Set Cafe & Bar, Event Cinemas George Street for this exciting ALL-STAR panel. Gender bias and the level of women participation in the industry has been of concern across the cinema landscape in the mainstream. Although there is a lack of funds in the arts and film area, for Indigenous filmmakers there is often an equal amount of women in the industry, trying to make our voices heard on the international stage. MORE

NATIVe Fellows Programme

Winda Film Festival and UTS are excited to partner with the NATIVe Fellows Programme to bring a career defining opportunity for Indigenous producers to attend the European Film Market in Berlin 7-17 February 2019


Martin Leroy Adams Resistance Award

Winda launched the inaugural ‘Marty Leroy Adams Resistance Award’ in 2017 to honor and continue the legacy of a great film-warrior. In 2018 Winda acknowledged the contribution of Indigenous filmmaker Tyson Mowarin this year with the Martin Leroy Adams Award of Resistance.

Marty was an Indigenous film maker and warrior, who believed in a vibrant and independent Indigenous film industry that made it possible for anyone, wherever they come from, to make a film and take it around the world.

Winda continues to support and celebrate impactful Indigenous storytelling with this award in his honour.

Our Sponsors and Partners are vital to the success of our one-of-a-kind, multi-dimensional, multi-day event. Winda provides a rare opportunity for cross-sector communications and engagement. Become part of the Winda family and connect with Indigenous leaders, frontline service providers, creative and enthusiastic individuals in the Film and Arts Industry and Community.


Celebrating Indigenous Films under the Milky Way

22 – 25 November 2018