Key members from the Indigenous Screen Office in conversation with RPFF Executive Director, Angela Britto, discuss the creation of an Indigenous funding institution, programs for supporting Indigenous filmmakers and transforming the screen sector in solidarity with Black and POC creators.
Creating Change Through Indigenous Leadership: The Indigenous Screen Office
In conversation with Jason Ryle and Kerry Swanson.
Jason Ryle is an independent arts professional with a focus on the Indigenous media arts sector. In his current contract with the Indigenous Screen Office, Jason works as a Program Coordinator assisting with the development and delivery of the ISO’s COVID-related grants. He is Anishinaabe from Lake St. Martin, Manitoba.
Kerry Swanson is Managing Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office. Kerry has been leading initiatives in Indigenous arts for over fifteen years as a fundraiser, arts administrator and advocate at the grassroots and institutional levels. She is a founding member of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO), and was recently Board Chair for imagineNATIVE. Kerry was born and raised in Chapleau, northern Ontario, in a family of Cree/Ojibwe/Irish/French ancestry.