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Inuit Film Odyssey, Kiviuq, to Debut on APTN

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

This January (27th, 28th, and 30th), Kiviuq, the fourth feature of Cape Dorset filmmaker John Houston will debut on APTN. Filmed in Iqualiut with a budget of $900,000, Kiviuq features Pond Inlet actor Jason Akoluk and Nunavut drummers, dancers and storytellers: “The film could be a first to have Inuit elders on stage, not just […]

Nunavut and Northwest Territories struggling to lure filmmakers to North

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Two recent stories by the CBC detail the struggles of filmmakers to locate their projects in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Governments cite limited funds and more attractive programs elsewhere as a reason why they cannot offer more incentives for media development. “Basically we’re competing with other priorities throughout the whole territory,” said Paul […]

Waterwalker Film Festival 2007

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Deadline is approaching for festival submissions to the Waterwalker Film Festival. The Waterwalker film festival is hosted by Paddle Canada, and is a tribute to the late Bill Mason and his contributions to conservation, canoeing, painting, writing, and filmmaking. Categories include: adventure, action, environment, safety, amateur, and music. The deadline for submissions is January 5, […]

Inuit Film Network Launched in Rankin Inlet

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Telefilm Canada and the Makivik Corporation provide backing to Inuit film showcase, and launching of film network in Rankin Inlet. Isuma Distribution International is the Inuit production company started by Zacharias Kunuk with the popular release of “Atanarjuat’s: Fast Runner.” The production company’s second film, “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen,” opened at the Toronto International […]

Reel Paddling Film Festival 2007

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Deadline is approaching for festival submissions to the Reel Paddling Film Festival: World Tour 2007. Categories include: Best Whitewater Film; Best Sea Kayaking Film; Best Canoeing Film; Best Paddling Documentary; Best Adventure Travel Paddling Film; and Best Short. Last year’s festival traveled to 35 cities, six countries, and screened to over 8,000 paddlers. The deadline […]