Program

Monday 28th September

Filmmaker Bootcamp

YK Inn meeting room @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Annie Bradley

Do you have a story you want to tell?  A script you think is ready to shoot? Or is it still an idea that’s rattling around in your head?  Do you want to learn how to passionately articulate your vision for these projects as a director or writer?  Whatever the stage, your journey to unleashing your “creator’s voice” starts with the discovery of your own story and why you are drawn to certain themes. Whatever the genre, powerful movies are often made by filmmakers who are tapped into the personal.  A filmmaker with a clear understanding of the underlying themes and the “big idea” of their project can pitch their film/series with vision and professionalism.  They are also more skilled at analyzing their script, seeing its flaws, and collaborating on solutions.  This process helps them attract and recognize the right producer and creative team, teaching them skills that enable them to thrive in a team environment.

FILMMAKER'S BOOTCAMP - offers up an effective method for directors/writers and producers to mine their understanding of story and themes, utilizing idea testing, story editing and personal skill assessment.  Participants will learn to pitch their projects with clarity and passion, as well as understanding what they must bring creatively as filmmakers to pre-production, production and post with tips on script breakdown, feasibility, casting and shot listing along with some insights on the horrors and joys of production.  

2 day workshop
10am - 4pm (Sept 28 - 29th)
Registration: $40
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Filmmaker Bootcamp

Monday Evening Early

PWNHC @ 7:00pm

Free Screening!

Weetigo

2014, CAD, Jeremy August Lafond, 22 min

In the remote reaches of Canada’s far north lurks a mysterious phenomenon. For centuries trappers and hunters have told stories of a crazed demonic-like being. Is it real or myth? three people will find out the truth.

Weetigo

Mature Content (Short Horror)

Astray

2014, CAD, Mary Caroline Cox, 5 min

A woman of the north comes to terms with her loneliness and isolation in the canadian sub-arctic.

Astray

Wedding on Mussel Island

2014, CAD, Lulu Keating, 4 min

When my son fell in love, he was 16 years old. He wanted to get married, but I told him to wait. It was 10 years before their unorthodox wedding.

Wedding on Mussel Island

Freeride

2015, CAD, Kevin Magliulo, Samuel Cloutier, 20 min

Under curious circumstances Dany, a limo driver, discovers that an irreverent teenager named Pete has made his way into his Lincoln Towncar. Agreeing to return Pete to his home while still providing excellent service to his regular clients, Dany comes to understand they have little respect for him, even if they have been using him for years. Pete isn’t any different, just wanting a ‘Freeride' while sabotaging Dany’s attempt to carry out a good deed. Continuing to play into the games, Dany discovers he wants nothing to do with any of it, anymore.

Freeride

(Film Noir, Drama, Mystery )

Monday Evening Late

PWNHC @ 8:00pm

Free Screening!

Yellowknife

2015, CAD (Northwest Territories), Niels Holstein Kaa, 40 min

Director Niels Holstein Kaa is unhappy in Copenhagen. Hoping to regain faith in happiness and love he leaves Copenhagen and embarks on a journey to Yellowknife, a small Northwestern town in Canada, where he lived ten years ago. Niels' journey becomes a confrontation with the past, the present and the person he has become.

Yellowknife

Tuesday 29th September

Tuesday Evening Early

PWNHC @ 7:00pm

Free Screening!

Aviliaq: Entwined

2014, CAD, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 15 min

Entwined is set in a 1950's arctic outpost camp, and tells the story of two Inuit lesbians struggling to stay together in a new world run by outsiders.

Aviliaq: Entwined

Permafrost of the Peel Plateau

2015, CAD (Northwest Territories), Christine Wenman, 17 min

The Northwest Territories is experiencing some of the world's most dramatic climate change impacts. This short documentary follows the work of a team of scientists and Fort McPherson community members as they seek to better understand the cause and effects of mega-slumps - huge landscape disturbances that are changing the land that the Tetl'it Gwich'in and their ancestors have known for thousands of years.

Permafrost of the Peel Plateau

Tuesday Evening Late

PWNHC @ 7:30pm

Free Screening!

SOL

2014, CAD, Marie-Héléne-Cousineau, Susan Avingaq, 76 min

SOL is a feature documentary that explores the mysterious death of a young Inuk man, Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk. He is found dead in an RCMP detachment in a remote Inuit community and the locals suspect murder but the police suggest suicide. As the documentary investigates the truth to Solomon’s death it sheds light on the underlying social issues of Canada’s North that has resulted in this region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. The film explores how the pain of suicide has affected the people in these small northern communities and their resilience and determination to create a better future for their people.

SOL

Not Rated (Documentary, Biography)

Wednesday 30th September

Bell Media Information session

YK Inn meeting room @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Michele McMahon

<span 13px;="" line-height:="" 1.6em;"="">Michele Mcmahon will host an information session for local producers about her position with Bell Media which includes taking pitches for TV shows comedy, factual, or dramas for any of Bell Media’s 44 channels, developing & then executive producing these shows. She will provide advice on  Feature Films & Docs for Bell Media -- How & when to pitch to The Movie Network as well as other ways Bell Media can help get you started including the Harold Greenberg Fund, Bravo Fact, Bravo Factual, MCNs, and Digital. Michele will also be available to meet with interested producers, writers, directors and learn about local projects, challenges, and opportunities. Michele will also listen to TV show pitches and talk to local creators about their ideas.

10 am - 12 pm
Registration: Free

Bell Media Information session

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Wednesday Evening Early

NACC @ 7:00pm

Wildlike

2014, USA, Frank Hall Green, 107 min

Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, Alaska. Although Uncle seems like a supportive caretaker and friend, the relationship turns and Mackenzie is forced to run. Trying to make her way back to Seattle alone to find her absent mother, Mackenzie only winds up deeper in the Alaskan interior. Lost and with no one else to turn to, she shadows a loner backpacker, Bartlett, an unlikely father figure with scars of his own. Together, they cross the wilderness and discover sanctuary in the last frontier.

Wildlike

Wednesday Late pre-show

NACC @ 9:00pm

Fish out of Water

2015, CAD (Northwest Territories), Kirsten Carthew, 9 min

Deep in the heart of an environmental wasteland, a lone woman fishes for food and catches more than she can manage.

Fish out of Water

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Wednesday Evening Late

NACC @ 9:15pm

Berkshire County

2014, CAN , Audrey Cummings, 83 min

Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie's night transforms into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game. She must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive the night.

Berkshire County

18A

Thursday 1st October

RIGHTS ACQUISITION / CHAIN OF TITLE presentation

YK Inn meeting room @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Angelika Heim

Filmmakers are required to have a clear chain of title in order to commercially exploit their film.  “Chain of title” refers to the “chain” of documents that demonstrates a filmmaker’s/producer’s ownership in the film. Filmmakers enter into numerous agreements over the course of creating a film.  Everyone who provides a service is part of the chain and proper documentation showing that all rights are owned or controlled by the filmmaker is key to a clean chain of title.  In order to exploit your film, distributors and broadcasters, errors and omissions insurance providers, or anyone else interested in making a financial commitment in your film, need to be certain that all the rights are held by the person looking to exploit the film.  During this presentation we will review and discuss: the many documents a filmmaker enters into during all stages of production, copyright law, rights acquisition, contract principles and requirements of various funding agencies and tax credit offices.

10 am - 12 pm
Registration: $20
Email WAMP to register

RIGHTS ACQUISITION / CHAIN OF TITLE presentation

Youth Delegate Program Workshops

@ 10:00am

Youth Delegate Program Workshops

Social Media & Crowdfunding Toolkit Intensive

YK Inn meeting room @ 1:00pm

In Attendance

Jaimy Warner

Social Media & Crowdfunding Toolkit Intensive

Are you making the most of your networks to educate, engage, and incentivize your online community?  

Whether you're a creative, brand, or business, social media is the most effective platform for communicating your message to fans and customers. Social media provides a platform to create shared experiences between you and your fans, but most social media marketers aren't taking advantage of this unique opportunity, resulting in poorly received crowdfunding campaigns and negative audience experiences.

In this hands-on 3 hour workshop, you'll learn how to cultivate a vibrant social media community, primed to support your crowdfunding projects. Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • 7 simple content generation and management tools

  • The 3 month Social Growth Strategy

  • Defining and sharing your creative voice

  • Stoke/Strike/Quench: how to make the most out of the 3 phases of your crowdfunding campaign

Creating your Evangelist Team: how to seed super-fans

2 pm - 5 pm
Registration: $ 20
Email WAMP to register

Social Media & Crowdfunding Toolkit Intensive

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Thursday Evening Early

NACC @ 6:30pm

Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre (english: My Internship in Canada)

2015, CAN , Philippe Falardeau, 108 min

Steve Guibord, député indépendant de Prescott-Makadewà-Rapides-aux-Outardes, se retrouve malgré lui à détenir la balance du pouvoir au Parlement et doit décider si le Canada partira en guerre. Alors qu'il parcourt sa circonscription pour consulter ses électeurs - accompagné de sa femme Suzanne et de sa fille Lune, ainsi que de Souverain, un stagiaire haïtien idéaliste - les groupes d'intérêts s'invitent dans un débat qui déraille et le député devra faire face au poids de sa conscience. Vaut-il mieux prendre la bonne décision pour les mauvaises raisons, ou prendre une mauvaise décision pour les bonnes? Written and directed by Philippe Falardeau,[1] the film stars Patrick Huard as Steve Guibord, an independent Member of Parliament from northern Quebec who quite unexpectedly finds himself in the position of holding the tie-breaking vote on whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East.[1] Embarking on a tour of his constituency to evaluate public opinion, various lobby groups spin the debate farther and farther out of control and Guibord's confusion ultimately forces the decision onto Souverain (Irdens Exantus), his Haitian immigrant intern.

Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre (english: My Internship in Canada)

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Thursday Evening Late

NACC @ 8:40pm

Shadow of a Giant

2014, CAN , Clark Ferguson, 30 min

Shadow of a Giant is an interactive web documentary that tells the story of one Canada’s largest environmental disasters, Yellowknife’s Giant Mine. Buried in collapsing chambers, within the municipal boundary of Yellowknife, and beside the 9th largest lake in the world, sits 237,000 tons of the highly toxic contaminant, arsenic trioxide, a byproduct of the defunct gold mine.

Shadow of a Giant

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Thursday Evening Late 2

NACC @ 9:30pm

After the last river

2015, CAN , Victoria Lean, 86 min

Filmed over five years, After the Last River is a point of view (POV) documentary that follows Attawapiskat’s journey from obscurity and into the international spotlight during the protests of Idle No More. Filmmaker Victoria Lean connects personal stories from the First Nation to entwined mining industry agendas and government policies, painting a complex portrait of a territory that is a imperiled homeland to some and a profitable new frontier for others.

After the last river

Friday 2nd October

Producing with Anne Marie Gelinas

YK Inn meeting room @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Anne-Marie Gelinas

Gelinas has been producing international features for many years and is currently working on co-productions in Mexico, France and New Zealand. In this masterclass session she will discuss her experience collaborating with producers across borders and filming in foreign locations, the challenges and opportunities associated with her work.


Registration: $20
Email jeremy@wamp.ca to register

Producing with Anne Marie Gelinas

NSI Information Session

YK Inn meeting room @ 1:00pm

In Attendance

Chris Vajcner

Four films developed through NSI Features First produced in the past three years with another  - THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT – in production in NWT. 11 alumni with eight films at TIFF 2015. Eighteen alumni nominated for a 2015 Canadian Screen Award. 15 films from 21 NSI grads at VIFF 2015. There’s a lot going on at the National Screen Institute. Jeffrey St. Jules’ BANG BANG BABY, Maureen Bradley’s TWO 4 ONE , Marvin Kaye and Chris Sheasgreen’s LESS THAN KIND, Craig Wallace, Charles Picco and Anthony Leo’s TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL, Michelle Latimer’s THE UNDERGROUND, Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett`s Mia` and so many more were all developed through the NSI. What opportunities are available to you at NSI as you grow your career? Chris Vajcner is here to answer your questions and talk about current and future courses.

1 pm - 2 pm
Registration: Free

 

NSI Information Session

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Friday Evening Early

NACC @ 7:00pm

All the Time in the World

2014, CAN (Yukon Territory), Suzanne Crocker, 89 min

In search of a new perspective, a family of five leave the comforts of home to live remotely in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter and amidst the surprises that the rawness of nature provide. The parents leave their jobs and take their three children, ages 10, 8 and 4, to spend nine months living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, and no internet, no TV, no phone and, most importantly, no clocks or watches. Filmed over 9 months, off the grid, without external crew, and featuring the unique perspectives of children, All The Time In The World explores the theme of disconnecting from our hectic and technology laden lives in order to reconnect with each other, ourselves and our natural environment – parents connecting with children, children connecting with nature.

All the Time in the World

Suzanne Crocker the Director of All the time in the world will be in attendance and will host a Q & A after the film.

Yellowknife International Film Festival Gala

@ 8:00pm

By Invitation

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Friday Evening Late

NACC @ 9:00pm

Les Loups (ENG: The Wolves)

2015, CAD, Sophie Deraspe, 107 min

Élie, jeune femme convalescente, débarque sur une île de l'Atlantique Nord, en pleine fonte des glaces, et tente de s'intégrer à la communauté d'insulaires. Elle éprouve à la fois dégoût et attirance pour ces hommes qui pratiquent la chasse aux loups marins, dans ce lieu éloigné, où la vie se prend et se donne au gré des forces brutes de la nature. La présence mystérieuse de la jeune femme suscite la curiosité comme la méfiance. Maria, la matriarche, louve protectrice, tentera de mettre à jour les motifs secrets qui animent Élie. Synopsis ENG: Elie, a young woman from the city, has come to a remote North Atlantic island. It's the spring thaw, and she is here to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in full swing, and Elie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in it. In this isolated world, people's lives and deaths are shaped by the brute forces of nature. Elie's presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks

Les Loups (ENG: The Wolves)

In Collaboration with "L'Association Franco-Culturelle De Yellowknife (AFCY)

Saturday 3rd October

Stunts for Writers and Directors

YK Inn meeting room @ 2:30pm

In Attendance

Maja Aro


-Bring a notepad

Registration: $20

Email WAMP to register

Special Thank you to:
GNWT: Industry Tourism and Investment
The NWT Professional Media Association

Stunts for Writers and Directors

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Saturday Afternoon Shorts

NACC @ 4:00pm

Metis of the North Slave

2015, CAD (Northwest Territories), Trevor D. Bennett, 5 min

In February 2015, North Slave Metis Alliance came out of the Supreme Court of the NWT with a historic victory: NSMA members were finally recognized constitutionally protected aboriginal right to hunt caribou. This is a story of Metis youths who went on the winter hunt in pursuit of the caribou, their heritage, and future.

The Yawning

2015, CAD, Shaun English, 7 min

One man's apathy puts his wife (and the world) at risk, when he's suffocated by his own indifference.

The Yawning

Hickey Gone Wrong

2015, CAD, Jay Villeneuve, 7 min

OH NO! Grant has his first official Fort Smith, NWT, Hickey and he doesn't want his parents to find out. Join us as we follow him through this passage of warriorhood as the town pitches in to offer in sage advice in the ways of "the passion bruise." Based on Richard Van Camp's story, "Hickey Gone Wrong", this is Fort Smith's gift to the world as a hilarious home grown production with courageous Fort Smith actors shot in the sweetest town North of 60!

Hickey Gone Wrong

Within the Veil

2015, CAD (Northwest Territories), Mason Mantla: Community Action Research Team, 8 min

Within the Veil

Bihttoš

2014, CAD, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, 14 min

This film is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments, and archival photos, writer/director E. Tailfeathers (Blackfoot & Saami) delves into the dissolution of her parents' mythic love story and how it has colored her perception of love in her adult life.

Bihttoš

Mature content

Saturday Afternoon Shorts pt2

NACC @ 5:00pm

Saturday afternoon shorts pt1 & p2 are the same ticket

Jim Robb's Yukon: the Exaggerated Truth

2014, CAD, Andrew Connors, Zoe Toupin, 10 min

Jim Robb has been an artist in Whitehorse for 60 years and his illustrations of Yukon characters and landmarks have greatly influenced the Yukon's idea of itself. His work was exhibited in a public art gallery for the first time in 2014. Surrounded by a collection that includes his early willow-framed moose-skin portraits made in the 1950's to his contemporary 'exaggerated-truth' watercolours, Jim tells his own story.

Ironhead

2015, USA, Thomas C. Johnson, Neal Abbott, 9 min

Ironhead documents the creative work of ironmonger Kelly Ludeking and the happenings at his Down on the Farm Iron Pour, a yearly communal gathering of local and national artists collaborating to make cast iron art at the Ludeking family farm in Decorah, Iowa.

Ironhead

El alpinista

2014, Spain, Adrian Ramos, Oriol Segarra, 3 min

It is rumored that Yeti has been seen on the northern slope of the mountain. That person who takes a photograph proving its existence will be awarded the prize of the Alpinists' Great Medal of Honor.

El alpinista

Stock - A Short Film

2015, CAD, Gabriel Yee, 5 min

David Brunning is an accomplished visual artist. His works can be seen all over Canada, and the accolades for his art is unceasing. This documentary short film is his story of transition and realizing tradition.

Stock - A Short Film

A Winter Jingle

2015, CAD, Kelly Wolfert, 2 min

Winter in Edmonton can be as exciting as any season. This short film celebrates those who are active and interested in the outdoors and arts, in temperatures that are a bit chilly but still enjoyable.

A Winter Jingle

The Bear

2015, CAD, Peter Findlay, 11 min

Three grizzled miners in a remote Yukon mining camp swap tall tales that lead to a violent showdown with the camp's bitter owner.

The Bear

Mature/ Adult content

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Saturday Evening Early

NACC @ 7:00pm

The Pass System

2015, CAD , Alex Williams, 51 min

THE PASS SYSTEM illuminates a shocking time in Canada’s history when it embraced racial segregation: willfully and illegally denying Indigenous peoples the basic freedom just to leave their reserves, and jailing them when they did so without a pass. Cree, Soto, Dene, Ojibwe and Blackfoot elders of the prairie land where this took place tell their stories of living under and resisting the system, and link their experiences to today. Acclaimed Cree actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall) narrates this investigative look into a little-known Canada. Music by Aboriginal cellist and composer Cris Derksen.

The Pass System

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Saturday Evening Late

NACC @ 8:30pm

In Attendance

Anne-Marie Gelinas

TURBO KID

2015, CAD , François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, 93 min

In a post-apocalyptic future, THE KID, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named APPLE. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, ZEUS, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues THE KID and APPLE. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, THE KID learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.

TURBO KID

Sunday 4th October

Stunts w Maja Aro

YK Inn meeting room @ 11:00am

In Attendance

Maja Aro

Great exercise for stunt enthusiasts or budding stunt professionals, this physical workshop will walk through various stunts using crash pads, and mats.
Come prepared bringing comfortable clothing and shoes. You may need to sign a waiver.

Instructor:
Maja Aro (previously/aka Maja Stace-Smith) is a professional stuntwoman/stunt coordinator based in Vancouver BC. Maja’s decade long career has taken her around the world working on well-known Hollywood blockbusters (Red, Twilight Saga, The Cabin In The Woods, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) and hit TV shows (Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, Smallville) alike. 

Registration: $20
Email WAMP to register: wamp@wamp.ca


Special Thank you to:
GNWT: Industry Tourism and Investment
The NWT Professional Media Association

Stunts w Maja Aro

Sunday Afternoon Shorts

PWNHC @ 1:00pm

Free Screening!

 

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2015: Animation

2015, Various, Various, 77 min

A Single Life Feast Me and My Moulton The Bigger Picture The Dam Keeper

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2015: Animation

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WUN presentation

NACC @ 5:00pm

Way Up North - An Arctic Symphony

2015, CAD , P.J. Marcellino & Hermon Farahi, 90 min

For a century, indigenous voices have been absent in the music industry, their identities obscured, their cultures eclipsed. Today, dozens of award-winning musicians come together to reclaim their roots and reaffirm their cultural identities, while a new generation of kids from remote Arctic communities close the circle, setting off on their own path of musical self-discovery. By ice-road and vintage turboprops, from impromptu performances to off-the-beaten-path festivals, this film interweaves musical genres from roots to rock, from classical to hip-hop, tackling global indigenous issues and themes of youth empowerment, education, inter-cultural dialogue, and environmental degradation. A travelogue across northern landscapes, this euphonic tour de force draws upon the power of music to unveil the vitality of the people and the resilience of their voices.

Way Up North - An Arctic Symphony

EXCLUSIVE NWT PREVIEW 35 minutes + Q&A + Live Music YK youth choir, Abe Drennan, Leanne goose Brought to you by WAMP Longyearbyen Media Circle Cinema 90th Parallel Productions In collaboration with Raindance Canada Chamber Factory NACC With the financial support of NWT Film Commission Sponsored by Canadian North

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Sunday Evening Early

NACC @ 7:00pm

L'Empreinte

2015, CAD, Carole Poliquin , Yvan Dubuc, 86 min

L'acteur Roy Dupuis part à la recherche des origines des Canadiens Français en visitant le lieu où Champlain a débarqué en 1603. En rencontrant des historiens, des anthropologues, des professeurs et même une poétesse, il tente de découvrir les fondements de l'identité québécoise. Celle-ci serait intimement liée aux relations que les ancêtres entretenaient avec les communautés des Premières Nations. Ces dernières valorisaient l'apport du groupe sur l'individu et cet héritage semble se retrouver dans les valeurs des populations métissées qui forment aujourd'hui la Belle Province. Devant les ruptures du passé, un nouveau dialogue doit se tenir.

L'Empreinte

French with english subtitles

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Sunday Evening Late

NACC @ 9:00pm

Double presentation two for 1!

Daewit

2015, Germany, David Jansen, 15 min

Animated in woodcut style, the film tells the story of Daewit who is rescued from his violent father and grows up far away from his family among wolves. He is released into a world in which he grows from a child to a man weary of life. Embarking on a mysterious journey to find his own identity, he encounters great hardship but ultimately finds peace in forgiveness. Daewit is the first animation film of director David Jansen after film school.

Daewit

Sunday Evening Late 2

NACC @ 9:15pm

Double presentation: two for one!

Trapline

2015, CAD, Dustin Chok, 38 min

Bill wanted to be a trapper for as far back as he could remember. He created a romantic notion of life on the land as a young boy. Succeeding that vision to become one of Alberta’s true professional trappers is where Trapline begins. Trapline is an exploration of a dream realized. It follows the philosophies wrapped up in the subsistent existence that key narrator and focus of the film, Bill Abercrombie, has forged for himself.

Trapline