Program

Saturday 27th September

Acting for the Camera

C50m @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Larry Reese

This intensive workshop for film acting will be held in Yellowknife from September 27th - September 30th (full weekend days and weekday evenings). The course, led by actor and teacher Larry Reese with actors Ben Nind and Jesse Wheeler, will give chosen participants the tools they need to feel confident acting in front of the camera. Audition applications are due September 24th and can include a video Audition posted online such as a 30 second monologue or a written statement of why it's important for you to attend the workshop.

The workshop will focus on how an actor works in front of a camera, introduce technical aspects of what an actor must be aware of, and include scene work direction and critique. Participants will receive copies of their best scenes as well as professional headshots intended to be used to secure film acting work.

Acting for the Camera

Sunday 28th September

Monday 29th September

Tuesday 30th September

Pitcher Perfect workshop

Visitors Centre @ 10:00am

In Attendance

Jan Miller

We all have great ideas, but a major challenge for most of us is how to convey them in a short, compelling way that is easy to understand and meaningful to the person(s) we are talking to.
Whether one is a producer, Director or Writer - this workshop strengthens the project and the package, and perfects pitching and communication skills. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Yellowknife Film Festival. It is free and is great for anyone who has never pitched, or already has masses of experience. 

Time: 10am - 4pm


Sign up by emailing 
1. Kirsten Carthew: 
Kirstencarthew@gmail.com 

2. Jeremy Emerson/WAMP
jeremy@wamp.ca
 

Pitcher Perfect workshop

Wednesday 1st October

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Wednesday Early

NACC @ 7:00pm

In Attendance

James Keelaghan France Benoit

Premier!

Kiri’s Piano

2014, CAN , France Benoit, 11 min

Kiri’s Piano is the story of one woman’s sacrifice while rampant prejudice tears her Japanese Canadian family apart during the Second World War. Kiri’s once joyful piano music turns bitter when forced relocation and internment take away her husband, her home and her family’s simple fishing life along the B.C. coast. But her beloved piano proves a powerful ally in her quest to retain her dignity and personal freedom. Kiri's Piano was filmed entirely on location in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Kiri’s Piano

Opening Reception

NACC @ 8:00pm

In the NACC lobby prior to screening of Maina.

Sponsored by: www.EdgeYK.com

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Wednesday Late

NACC @ 8:30pm

In Attendance

Lucy Tulugarjuk

Maina

2013, CAN , Michel Poulette, 102 min

In the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between her band, the innu tribe, and the inuit, the “men from the land of ice”, maïna, daughter of grand chief mishtenapeu, finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend matsii as she lay on her deathbed, maïna has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve nipki, matsii’s 11 year-old son who has been captured by the inuits. She is taken captive herself by natak, the inuit clan’s leader, and forced to travel with them to the land of ice. Taking place before contact with europeans, maina introduces us to two fascinating civilizations that founded america.

Maina

Thursday 2nd October

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Thursday Afternoon

NACC @ 4:00pm

The Wings of Johnny May

2013, CAN (Northwest Territories), Marc Fafard, 84 min

This feature documentary shines a spotlight on Johnny May, the first Inuk bush pilot in Nunavik—and a legend among his people. During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through extraordinary adventures and has had a unique view of the transformation of the Arctic from his perch in the sky. He has watched as the Inuit went from nomadic life to a sedentary existence, and as climate change has melted the permafrost. But one thing remains constant: May’s deep love for his wife Louisa. Since his earliest days in the air, his plane has sported the same Inuktitut message for her: "Pengo Pally", which means “I miss you.” The Wings of Johnny May is an airborne documentary that highlights a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.

The Wings of Johnny May

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Thursday Early

NACC @ 6:30pm

Artic Defenders

2013, CAN , John Walker, 85 min

Set in the dramatic and alluring landscape of the North, Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movement that changed the political landscape forever. It lead to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream the governance of their territory the creation of Nunavut. The story reveals Canada’s misguided attempts at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined people who changed the rules of the game.

Artic Defenders

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Thursday Late

NACC @ 8:30pm

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

2014, USA, Jeff Barnaby, 88 min

Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Friday 3rd October

NFB presentation

NACC @ 1:00pm

The NFB in 2014/15
 
When John Grierson started the Film Board in 1939, most Canadians had never seen other parts of their country on film. In fact, most people in rural Canada had never seen any moving images. The remit for the NFB was to create an understanding of ourselves as a people through the telling of our own stories from coast to coast to coast.  Flash forward 75 years. We live in a world saturated in moving pictures. Images that were once precious are now commonplace. What is the NFB's public sector role in this context? Join NFB Executive Producer David Christensen as he presents some of the work that the Board is currently producing and discusses how the NFB, as Canada's public producer, is looking to engage with filmmakers and digital artists.
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Friday Afternoon

NACC @ 4:00pm

De Prison en Prison

2014, CAN , Steve Patry, 86 min

Every month in Canada, hundreds of detainees gain their freedom after serving their sentences. What happens to these detainees once released? And what freedom do they find on the other side of the bars? From prisons to prisons documents the life of different ex-cons who are trying to reintegrate society. From the small recidivist thief, to the drug dealer, to the person who committed homicide, this documentary provides an opportunity for different ex-cons to speak about their precarious day-to-day, their uncertain future and troubled past. Straight forward, without artifice, complacency or voyeurism, the film reflects this fragile moment when the hope of a new beginning can turn to the best or the worst.

De Prison en Prison

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Friday Early

NACC @ 6:00pm

Quebekoise

2013, CAD (Northwest Territories), Melanie Carrier, 80 min

Melanie and Olivier go on a cycling trek along the North Shore of the St. Lawrence, with the aim of better understanding the complex relations between Quebec’s aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples.

Quebekoise

Brought to you by "L'Association Franco-Culturelle De Yellowknife (AFCY) In Attendance: Olivier Higgins

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Friday Late

NACC @ 8:30pm

Tracks

2013, Australia, John Curran, 112 min

From director John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore) comes TRACKS, which tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) who begins to photograph her voyage. The film, adapted from Davidson's own memoirs, was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame).

Tracks

Saturday 4th October

Casting Director Workshop for Actors

PWNHC @ 12:00pm

In Attendance

Rhonda Fisekci

Led by Rhonda Fisekci, a three time Emmy nominated Casting Director who has been involved in casting for over 17 years. Rhonda has cast projects in Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver.  Some of her credits include “Klondike”, “The Right Kind of Wrong”, “Fubar 2”, “Passchendaele”, “Heartland Seasons 1- 8” (CBC series), “Blackstone Seasons 1 - 4 (APTN series) “The 19th Wife”, "Into the West",  “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” & “Resurrecting the Champ”.


Rhonda will audition actors and provide professional feedback. She will discuss the casting process and work with actors to better showcase each actor’s unique skills. Rhonda is looking for Northern talent and is eager to meet actors from the North. 

 

12:00 - 3:30 pm

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Saturday Afternoon Early

NACC @ 3:30pm

In Attendance

Andrew Silke

NWT short Films + multi-media performances

Prince of the Buffalo Hunters

2014, CAD (Northwest Territories), Michelle Swallow, 6 min

Told by celebrated storyteller Jim Green and animated by northern artist, Jillian Mazur, Prince of the Buffalo Hunters is the wild adventure of Charlie-Peter Desjarlais on his quest for a mountain of meat in the shape of a buffalo. Follow Charlie-Peter as he makes his way down the Slave River and in his Chipewyan skiff and his ‘old-as-the-hills 18-horse Johnson outboard motor. “Prince of the Buffalo Hunters” is Michelle Swallow’s 2nd short film, and was made possible through a grant from the Western Arctic Moving Pictures.

Prince of the Buffalo Hunters

Matt & Messy

2014, CAD (Northwest Territories), Andrew Silke, 18 min

Matt and Messy is a short comedy about ideals versus reality, set in the northern Canadian town of Yellowknife. Messy, as her name suggests, is a cluttered soul who seeks an escape. She discovers it in the form of Matt: A door-to-door light bulb salesmen, humble and charming, but not yet adjusted to the social norms of adult life. The encounter of these two strangers provides hope for the awkward couple, however brief, as it is soon made clear that life is not always able to compete with one’s ideal world.

Matt & Messy

Mohawk Midnight Runners

2013, CAD , Zoe Leigh Hopkins, 17 min

A Mohawk man starts a midnight running club to honor the life of a friend he lost to suicide. Together with his buddies, Grant carries on his departed friend's love of... streaking all over the reserve.

Mohawk Midnight Runners

Breaking the Silence

2014, CAD , Community Action Research Team (CART), 10 min

In an active Tlicho community in the Northwest Territories, sixteen-year-old Ori's life becomes chaotic when her secret becomes harder to keep silent. Breaking The Silence tells the story of Ori, a Tlicho girl from the Northwest Territories who is a victim of a violent assault. The film explores the lives of young aboriginals living in the North as they struggle with finding their identity in a world that is quickly spiralling out of control.

Breaking the Silence

Conibear

2014, CAD (Northwest Territories), Artless Collective, 10 min

A short film by Pablo Saravanja and Jay Bulckaert Starring YouTube celebrity Andrew Stanley, CONIBEAR is a surreal meditation on the life of trappers as they navigate the strange and often times dark wilderness they call their home.

Conibear

Rattlesnake

2014, CAD, Kelvin Redvers, 19 min

Alone in a mountainous desert canyon following her father's fatal run-in with a rattlesnake, a young girl is left to face the loss, while figuring out what to do with herself.

Rattlesnake

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Saturday Afternoon Late

NACC @ 5:00pm

In Attendance

Nicolas Paquet

Premier!

Living Like the Land

2014, CAD (Northwest Territories), Nicolas Paquet, 73 min

On the shore of the Great Slave Lake, The Dene survived more than 100 years of colonialism. Even today, they have to face massive challenges in order to regain pride and the connection to the land. Through encounters with young Dene, this documentary illustrates how they still try to live the Dene way of life. "Living like the land” gives an authentic look at the life of the Dene people, the last indigenous of Canada to deal with the white settlers.

Living Like the Land

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Saturday Evening Early

NACC @ 6:30pm

Mommy

2014, CAD , Xavier Dolan, 139 min

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Mommy

Brought to you by "L'Association Franco-Culturelle De Yellowknife (AFCY) Winner Jury prize 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Saturday Evening Late

NACC @ 9:00pm

The Act of Killing

2012, Denmark, Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 min

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

The Act of Killing

Sunday 5th October

Casting Director workshop for Producers / Directors

ICHR @ 12:00pm

In Attendance

Rhonda Fisekci

Led by Rhonda Fisekci, a three time Emmy nominated Casting Director who has been involved in casting for over 17 years. Rhonda has cast projects in Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver.  Some of her credits include “Klondike”, “The Right Kind of Wrong”, “Fubar 2”, “Passchendaele”, “Heartland Seasons 1- 8” (CBC series), “Blackstone Seasons 1 - 4 (APTN series) “The 19th Wife”, "Into the West",  “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” & “Resurrecting the Champ”.

 

Rhonda will discuss 

-how to maximize results and experience working with casting directors

-how to host a casting session for non-professional actors (how to identify talent…e.g pitfalls, tips)

-how to create a casting strategy 

-working with casting directors and hiring professional actors 

 

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Learn how to make your own iPad animation with the NFB!

Ecole Allain @ 2:00pm

In Attendance

Laurence Desrosiers-Guité Jessie Curell

Workshop Length: 3 hours, Sunday October 5th 2014 (2-5pm)
NFB Staff: Jessie Curell and Lolo Desrosiers-Guité
Workshop Language: French and English
Age range: anyone!
 
Workshop Description:   
Learn how to make your very own animated film using the NFB's brand-new iPad app "NFB StopMo Studio".
Our team of education specialists are here in Yellowknife for a limited time, fully-equipped with all the equipment, supplies and experience to make your animations and stories come to life!  An exclusive opportunity not to be missed.  

Learn how to make your own iPad animation with the NFB!

Vice Canada Presentation

NACC @ 3:00pm

Raf Katigbak will be giving a free public presentation about Vice Canada Magazine.

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Sunday Afternoon

NACC @ 4:00pm

International Shorts

All of Me

2014, CAD , Jon Riera, 8 min

When a young man realizes his lover does not want a monogamous relationship, he decides to involve his ex-girlfriend in order to find balance in the equation eventually realizing that in love, what you want is not always what you need.

All of Me

Jindairae Jida (Just before the blooming time)

2013, South Korea, Kyungsu Kim, 13 min

In her make-believe world, she is a young woman performing her gayageum on stage with great passion.

As it used to be

2013, France, Clèment Gonzalez, 8 min

In a near future, all University professors teach their classes via web cam. But a history teacher will see his routine change when a live student comes to his class.

As it used to be

A mile in these Hooves

2014, CAD , James Brylowski, 15 min

Foster brothers Tom and Mark set out on a mission to break the world record for the longest journey in a two-person costume. Over the course of three months, they will travel by foot from Toronto to Venice Beach, California dressed as a donkey.

A mile in these Hooves

The Orphan & the polar bear

2013, CAN , Neil Christopher, 9 min

According to Inuit oral history, long ago animals had the power of speech, could shift their appearances, and could even assume human form. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a neglected orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder. Under the bear's guidance, the little orphan learns the skills he will need to survive and provide for himself.

The Orphan & the polar bear

Dead Hearts

2014, CAN , Stephen W. Martin, 17 min

A young mortician will give his heart away to find true love. A whimsical, gothic bedtime story filled with love, loss, taxidermy, Kung fu, and biker werewolves.

Dead Hearts

Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes

2013, CAN, Scott Brachmayer, 15 min

In this short film that is part Inuit legend and part thriller, a hunter attempts to survive in the Arctic wilderness by following teachings passed on to him by his late grandfather. The skills are rooted in ancient knowledge, ritual and taboo, and the price of failure is high. Scott Brachmayer's Kajutaijuq raises provocative questions about tradition, knowledge, and adaptation in a changing world.

Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes

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Sunday Early

NACC @ 6:00pm

The Amuatalik

2014, CAN (Northwest Territories), Neil Christopher, 7 min

Two young friends are spending a day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit known as an amautalik is also in the area. Luckily for them both, one of the children's difficult life has taught him to think quickly.

The Amuatalik

Tony: Back from the Brink

2014, CAN , Mike Jaypoody, 46 min

Tony Kalluk should have been long dead. Instead, he’s on a rocky road to redemption, and his story reverberates throughout Nunavut. From a horrendous childhood, Tony grew up to be a violent criminal, spending 20 years in the prison system by the time he turned 40. High on pills, he attempted “suicide by police” but was was only wounded. Then, against the odds, Tony returned home to Clyde River, where he was helped by people he had formerly frightened, and found a vocation as a community counsellor, using his life experience to guide others. But his demons are still close by, watching as Tony makes headway towards a new life.

Tony: Back from the Brink

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Sunday Late

NACC @ 7:30pm

Boyhood

2014, USA, Richard Linklater, 165 min

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Boyhood

12 years in the making