Berlinale: NATIVe


The special series NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema has been devoted to the cinematic storytelling of Indigenous peoples worldwide since the Berlinale 2013. Every second year NATIVe will cast its spotlight on different major regions.

With 24 films from Oceania, Australia and North America, NATIVe celebrated its premiere. In 2015 the focus was on Latin America, in 2017 NATIVe will turn its attention to Indigenous cinema from the Arctic.

Together with a team of international advisors, NATIVe curator Maryanne Redpath presents a programme of short and feature length documentary and fictional films. Discussions between advisors, filmmakers and audiences as well as Industry Talks and Storytelling-Slams provide context and give greater insight into the history and the present situation of Indigenous cinema and its creators.

NATIVe also draws attention to film productions with Indigenous content across the festival sections and sidebars by references in the NATIVe brochure and on the Berlinale website.

With NATIVe, the Berlinale aims to show its appreciation of Indigenous cinema and demonstrate its relevance beyond regional, political and cultural boundaries.

José Miguel Álvarez Ibargüengoitia | Mexican, Mexico | Managing Director, International Promotion and Sales, Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE); Amalia Córdova | Wallmapu, Chile | Film curator, Filmmaker and Scholar specialized in Indigenous film; Vincent Carelli | French and Brazilian, Brazil | Executive Secretary of Vídeo in the Villages

David Alberto Hernández Palmar | Wayuu, Venezuela | Photographer, Videomaker, Researcher and independent Curator; Bird Runningwater | Cheyenne / Mescalero Apache, USA | Director, Native American and Indigenous Program, Sundance Institute; Jason Ryle | Anishinaabe / Saulteaux, Canada | Executive Director, imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto


Project Co-ordinator
Anna Kalbhenn
phone +49 30 25920-455