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Amanda Strong is an Indigenous filmmaker and media artist currently based on unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver. Originating from the Metis (Anishinaabe, Cree, Assiniboine) Nation and mixed Polish, Irish and Scottish blood, her work comes from a highly personal space exploring ideas of blood memory, and Indigenous ideology. Amanda’s artistry is rooted in photography, illustration and media. These elements of her practice extend into her award-winning work that uses complex, beautiful imagery and characters to weave together meaningful short-films. The Indigenous women in her films appear in non-linear narratives, which Amanda brings to life though the use of animation. Her films Indigo and Mia’ challenge conventional structures of story telling in cinema and are gaining critical claim internationally. Indigo was selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner (2014), is an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (2014), won best Canadian Short Drama at ImagineNATIVE (2014), won best short film at Womens’ International Film and Television Showcase in Los Angeles (2014) and Cine Las Americas Best Short Narrative in Austin Texas (2015). Her films have shown alongside Jan Van Svankmajer and Guy Maddin. Amanda is currently working on her latest short animation Four Faces of the Moon, a story told in four chapters, exploring the reclamation of language and Nationhood and while peeling back the layers of Canada’s colonial history revealing Canada’s extermination agenda on the buffalo.

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  1. Freckles
  2. Steven Paul Judd
  3. Montreal Stop Motion Film Fest
  4. Allison Moore
  5. Guy Maddin
  6. Luke Sargent
  7. Nimit Malavia
  8. Winston Hacking
  9. AJ DeLong
  10. David Ghent
  11. The Breath Films

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