Gotta Minute Film Festival

Beth was the driving force behind the 2014 establishment of Edmonton’s Gotta Minute Film Festival, a week-long festival of one minute silent short films co-produced by the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) and Pattison Onestop. Since 2016 Beth’s energies have been focused in the area of Festival Development as FAVA builds the scope and reach of Gotta Minute into an All-Alberta festival. Gotta Minute is a public art festival for one and all, big and small!

pîkiskwe-speak Art and Film Installation

A collaborative arts project featuring the artwork of Indigenous artist, Lana Whiskeyjack, and the documentary, Lana Gets Her Talk, by filmmaker Beth Wishart MacKenzie. One of 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter Program in commemoration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

An anniversary provides us an opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. In this “Time of Reconciliation” in Canada, pîkiskwe-speak seeks to engage Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians in Conversations of Reconciliation through ART; conversations that will explore the damaging effects of Canada’s Indian Residential School system on Survivors as well as the Children of Survivors, with the aim of writing a new chapter, painting a new vision, and creating a new protocol for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relations in Canada.