BEFORE COLUMBUS: 1491 International Film Festival
Between August 1 and October 11, 2018 we’re sponsoring the “Before Columbus: 1491 International Film Festival” with the goal of screening 1491’s episode one “Origins” in every country in the world, and in every state and province in North America. The festival will end the day before the 526th anniversary of Columbus arriving in the Americas (October 12, 1492).
We will provide each community that takes part with a digital file of the 1491 “Origins” episode, a colour poster with your community’s screening details to print locally, a welcome video message from the 1491 director, a press release that you can send to your local media, and some door prizes to give away at the screening. We’ll also promote your screening through our social media. There is no fee to take part in the festival.
Our goal is to share the message around that world that Indigenous people in the Americas have a rich and unique history that is largely unknown. By sharing our story with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities around the world, we believe this will lead to better understanding between cultures.
You can pre-screen the “Origins” episode of 1491 on our Vimeo channel:
If you’d like to be part of our 1491 film festival, please send us the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed Screening Location:
Name of the Indigenous Community in your region (if in North or South America):
Date of Screening (if known):
Screening Location (if known):
Screening Time (if known):
All the best,
Barbara Hager, Producer/Director
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1491 Twitter: 1491tvseries
1491 WINS THREE 2018 LEO AWARDS
1491 won three Leo Awards (British Columbia’s annual TV and Movie awards) at ceremonies in Vancouver in June. Composer and musician Russell Wallace (Lil’wat) won for “Best Composition in a Documentary Series”. The series also won for Best Documentary Series (Barbara Hager, Pat Ferns, Desiree Single and Vanessa Loewen – Producers) and Best Screenwriting in a Documentary Series (Barbara Hager – Cree/Metis).
1491 NOMINATED FOR SIX LEO AWARDS
We are thrilled to announce that the 1491 series was nominated for six Leo Awards in British Columbia – Best Documentary Series, Best Direction (Lisa Jackson and Barbara Hager), Best Screenwriting (Barbara Hager), Best Cinematography (Bob Aschmann), Best Composition (Russell Wallace) and Best Editing (Tyler Gamsby and Michael Clark) in a documentary series.
Congratulations to Russell Wallace (Lil’wat) for his Leo Award at the ceremony on May 26th in Vancouver. The second Leo ceremony takes place on June 2.
WATCH EPISODE 1 – ORIGINS
If you haven’t already seen an episode of 1491, we have #1 ORIGINS on our Vimeo site. https://vimeo.com/246849321 Password is 1491. If you like this episode, consider buying a one-year membership to the 1491 Channel at www.1491tvseries.com/shop. The membership is $14.91 using the discount code “1491” at the checkout. Thanks!
1491 DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
1491 Director/Writer Barbara Hager has been invited by the University of Victoria Anthropology Department to screen 1491 episode 108 (Continuance) at the David Lam Theatre on April 6 from 4-6 pm.