Monday 28th September
Monday Evening Early
PWNHC @ 7:00pm
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.
Tuesday 29th September
Tuesday Evening Early
PWNHC @ 7:00pm
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.
Wednesday 30th September
Wednesday Evening Early
NACC @ 7:00pm
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.
Wednesday Evening Late
NACC @ 9:00pm
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.
Thursday 1st October
Youth Delegate Program Workshops
Thursday Evening Early
NACC @ 6:30pm
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, 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. 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.
Thursday Evening Late
NACC @ 8:40pm
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.
Thursday Evening Late 2
NACC @ 9:30pm
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.
Friday 2nd October
Friday Evening Early
NACC @ 7:00pm
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.
Yellowknife International Film Festival Gala
Friday Evening Late
NACC @ 9:00pm
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
In Collaboration with "L'Association Franco-Culturelle De Yellowknife (AFCY)
Saturday 3rd October
Saturday Afternoon Shorts
NACC @ 4:00pm
Saturday Evening Early
NACC @ 7:00pm
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.
Saturday Evening Late
NACC @ 8:30pm
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.
Sunday 4th October
Sunday Afternoon Shorts
PWNHC @ 1:00pm
Free Screening, part of Amazing Family Sundays at the Museum
2015, Various, Various, 77 min
NACC @ 5:00pm
2015, CAD , Pedro Marcelino , 90 min
YK International Film Festival in collaboration with Longyearbyen Media and Circle Cinema with the financial support of the NWT Film Commission presents Way Up North: An Arctic Symphony Yellowknife Preview Screening + Q&A + musical performance(s)
Preview screening and Musical Performance
Sunday Evening Early
NACC @ 7:00pm
Sunday Evening Late
NACC @ 9:00pm
Sunday Evening Late 2
NACC @ 9:15pm
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.