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Filmgate Interactive Media Festival #09

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HAPPENING ON 12/4 @ 10am

O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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Festival Program at O CINEMA:

Sunday, December 4th; 10AM–1PM

Panel Discussions

10:30AM – Villa Albertine Presentation, French Cultural Initiative

11:00AM – Current State and Future Growth of the Asian Pacific XR Market

• Moderator Jimmy Cheng Director of International Partnership, Sandman Studios
• Jay Kim, Producer of GiiÖii & XR Curator of BIFAN, South Korea
• Eddie Lou, Founder/Curator, Sandbox Immersive Festival
​• Min-Wei Kuo, Taicca Taiwan
• Katsutoshi Machiba, Psychic Lab VR, Japan

12:00PM – This Is Not A Ceremony Panel

• Moderated by Vivian Marthell Co-Director/Founder, O Cinema
• Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon), Niitsitapi creator, writer and director
• Rev. Houston R. Cypress, Otter Clan; co-founder of Love The Everglades Movement

Directed by: Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon)
2022 | 21 min | Unrated

In English & Blackfoot w/ English subtitles

Niitsitapi writer and director Ahnahktsipiitaa (Colin Van Loon) takes us beyond the veil of traditional media and transports us directly into another realm, where past, present and future are one; where colonial rules and assumptions are forgotten; and where we can finally get to the truth of the matter.

Presented in stunning cinematic VR, the narrative unfolds all around us, on a dream-like plane of existence. Panoramas flow and merge, stories come to life and dance before our eyes, and community protocols confront our notions of personal responsibility. Here, we are asked to witness some of the darker sides of living life in Canada while Indigenous.

This unforgettable experience will stay with you long after it’s over. THIS IS NOT A CEREMONY calls on all who’ve watched to take action, to share what they have seen and heard, to learn from these tragedies and never forget—so that they will never happen again.