The ReFrame Film Festival aims to build and support informed, thoughtful, and engaged community audiences for documentary film and art.
To achieve this goal, ReFrame holds a 4-day film festival in downtown Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), Ontario at the end of January each year. The festival attracts diverse audiences from across Ontario, to view independent Canadian and International films, to meet filmmakers and artists, and to and participate in educational opportunities intended to foster community engagement in the arts. ReFrame is a widely celebrated event in the Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) arts and culture community. With a focus on social justice, human rights, and environmental responsibility, ReFrame strives to foster meaningful connections between audiences, filmmakers and artists, community partners, and neighbours.
We respectfully acknowledge that ReFrame is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig, the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Hiawatha, Curve Lake, Scugog Island, Alderville, Rama, Beausoleil and Georgina Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
We also acknowledge that the above statement is only the first step of what needs to be a much larger dialogue. We understand that while such statements are important, our ongoing actions are vital. We are therefore committed to continuously unlearning our colonial history, to work and live in solidarity with, to support, to listen, and to learn from, the rich histories and contemporary voices of Indigenous peoples. We are open to feedback and suggestions, and encourage you to share them with us.