All events in the KIAC Ballroom unless noted otherwise
SATURDAY, March 26, 2pm
YOUTH SCREENING (FREE!)
Örs Bárczy, Hungary, 6m, ani
A story about a deer who suffers from extraordinary earthquakes every night.
Northern Tale: Ch’igii a Caribou Calf
Kelly Millner, YT, 8m, ani
This film follows the adventures of Ch’igii, a baby caribou from one of Canada’s largest barren ground caribou herds. A mash-up between “Hinterland Who’s Who” and “The Muppets”.
Sally Wright, YT, 5m, dra
For the record, this is a job interview done by the hiring committee for the Yukon Child for Change Society of the recently un-muzzled scientist, Dr. JP Pinard, for the position of chief scientific investigator to change all the cars in the Yukon to electric.
Lily Gets a Pet
The Bum Family, AB, 5m ani
Lily, a ten-foot tall orange monster, undertakes an epic journey in Wanda’s Pet Shop in search of a friend.
Annie Kierans, YT, 2m, ani
A response to my experience joining Tr’ondek Hwech’in youth on their first caribou hunt on ther Hart River trail near Cache Creek. A humble exploration of my feelings or intrusion as a settler descendant.
Alex Hawley, ON, 6m ani
Norma’s Story is a true tale of change. It documents the effects of climate change on the environment, culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people of the Northern Yukon as seen through the eyes of Norma Kassi.
Jack Amos and Kate Crocker, YT, 3m, exp
Don’t do aerial rope in the winter. It hurts!
Take me to Dawson City
Grade 8 Class, Robert Service School, 1m
The Klondike Gold Rush was a unique product of the economic and social conditions of the time, blended with the isolation and mystique of the northern frontier, and the cosmopolitan mix of people involved. The impact of Dawson City’s colourful history on Canada, and on Canadian’s vision of their country is much larger than the small town today would lead you to believe.
at Dänojà Zho Cultutral Centre, Front and York
Amanda Strong & Bracken Hanuse Corlett, BC, 8m, ani
A young Indigenous female street artist named Mia’ walks through the city streets painting scenes rooted in the supernatural history of her people. She has not heard the stories from her Elders lips, but has found her own methods to rediscover them.
Clouds Over Autumn
Trevor Mack, BC, 15m, dra
A brother and sister’s carefree childhood in a Native American community is torn apart when the sister is forced to attend a Canadian residential school in the early 1970s.
Uulx – The Scratcher
Banchi Hanuse, BC, 6 min Drama
In a stark and stunning frozen remote landscape, an unlikely encounter between hunter and the hunted unfolds. But which is which?
Jenn Brown & Mitchell Aggek, NL. 6m, doc
If you want to find world-class artisans, the small northern Labrador community of Hopedale offers you some of the best. Created through the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s FRAMED film education series, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut government, this film focuses on three prominent local craftspeople- two carvers and one traditional sewist.
Gail Maurice, ON, 13m dra
It’s the 1970’s. Assini & her friends love to play Cowboys & Indians but nobody wants to be the Indian. When Assini finds out she’s an Indian her world changes forever. It’s tough finding out you’re an Indian in the 70’s when John Wayne is the hero.
Katatjanik Etippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing)
Jenn Brown & Caroline Nochasak, NL, 7 min, doc
The community of Nain in northern Labrador is rich with breathtaking landscapes and people with a strong storytelling history. Created through the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s FRAMED film educations series, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government, this film explores throat singing– a special talent and traditional game for both fun and public entertainment, which was nearly destroyed but has since been revived.
Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood
Jennifer Dysart, MB, 28m doc
Kewekapawetan, which means “going back” in Cree, is a film about the annual gathering at South Indian Lake, Manitoba which brings together family and community members to celebrate the land. The community was displaced after the Manitoba government flooded South Indian Lake in the 1970s. Many people, including the filmmaker’s own father, never return for the gathering as it is too painful for them to remember.
Sacred not sacred: pilgrimage
Shawn Olin Jordan, MB, 4m, exp
Notions of externalized and internalized journeys, identity and place, and the mundane and the exotic are explored in a series of clips from an imagined nature documentary series.
Emmanuel Tenenbaum, Spain, 7m, com
An environmental activist has a plan against an international oil firm.
Tyler Lionel Parr, ON, 12m, dra
A normal everyday guy wakes up late for work and goes through an unfortunate series of events. Here we see the existentialism slowly emerge as Charlie lays his life on the table.
Jaimz Asmundson, MB, 3m, exp
Structured around the recollection of a premonitory dream, fragmented memories from the period leading up to the death of the filmmaker’s mother.
What If Productions, YT, 5m, com
A dramatic misunderstanding leads a snowmobile ride through the northern wilderness and a simple evening out at the cabin to bloodshed.
Madi Piller, ON, 9m exp
Travelling through the highlands of Peru the artist follows the path her grandfather took in 1925.
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, USA, 10m, Doc
This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.
Outside My Window
Jay White, BC, 4m, ani
Digitally altered infrared footage reveals ambiguous forms in the night.
Sam Karney, MBm 3m, doc
A filmmaker and poet journey to Winnipeg’s North End, one of the most economically depressed and violent neighbourhoods in Canada, only to find some of the most wonderful and warm people, dispelling many of their preconceptions of the people who call the place home.
Mi Casa, Su Casa
Sara Verhagen, France, 15m, com
When Celine returns from a holiday in Mexico, she is faced with a little problem. A certain Bartleby welcomes her and other guests with open arms to... HER home? To HIS home? Celine is about to enter a bizarre world full of strange people, but more importantly, an apartment that doesn’t hold the slightest trace of her existence. How can one be certain to be home, when everything seems to prove the contrary?
Mike Maekelburger, SK, 13m, doc
A visual exploration of the landscape and unique identity of southern Saskatchewan.
Sniff: The Art of Air Tasting
Sandra Ignagni, BC, 5m doc
In this short documentary, Vancouver-based artist and designer Alex Grünenfelder introduces the inventive and highly accessible practice of Air Tasting. The practice – both a meditation on memory and a playful exercise in olfaction – will leave you convinced of the power of your own nose.
My father, the shot putter from DDR
Diego Postigo, Spain, 10m, dra
Professional male shot putter throws the 7 kilo 260 gram steel shot an average of 200,000 times in his career. Of these, only about thirty throws are considered perfect.
Milk and Honey
Robert Samardick, USA, 8m, ani
A viscious outlaw and a “dime novel” detective go head to head over a lost girl in this stylized stop motion film set in the gritty, dusty and dangerous Old West. Created and voiced by one person, “Milk And Honey” is a homage to Spaghetti Westerns, but also a challenge to the genre that questions its strict conformity and cardboard caricatures.
Eva Colmers, AB, 13m, exp
From dust they arise, drawn together by a magic frequency …
Wrinkles, Old Folk’s Tales
Catherine Breton, QC/France, 12m, com
Four seniors decide to leave their home to find a new life.
STRANGE THINGS DONE
CHEVONNE OF THE YUKON
A new performance by Dawson’s Queen of Burlesque
opens tonight’s late night scream fest!
Jun Chen, YT, 14m, dra
A mad scientist creates a zombie with plans to take over the world. After suffering through many failures, he is finally successful, but his zombie is less interested in eating people and more curious about the world around her. The scientist slowly grows a heart and learns to care for the zombie.
James McLellan, MB, 13m, dra
On a ranch somewhere in the Midwest, Renee takes a stand against fear, uncertainty, doubt and evil itself. But does she have the strength to bring back the power of love to a brutal and unforgiving world?
Artless Collective, NWT, 10m, dra
A women attempts to take advantage of extreme aurora activity to finally be able to see the northern lights.
Fish Out Of Water
Kirsten Carthew, NWT, 9, dra
Deep in the heart of an environmental wasteland, a lone woman fishes for food and catches more than she can manage.
Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes
Scott Brachmayer, NU, 15m, dra
A hunter in the Arctic tries to live by the traditional skills his grandfather taught him — but these lessons are difficult for a modern man to apply, and the price of failure can be costly.
Everybody Knows Me
Reuben Ward, YT, 14m, dra
Dawson City, 1993. Struggling with the realities of marriage, fatherhood and the overbearing spectre of his past, Don Biggs does all he can to maintain his reputation, and his sanity.
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