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Wednesday 28th September

Filmmakers Dinner & Social

PWNHC @ 5:00pm

Location: Museum Cafe
Sponsored by Education, Culture & Employment

This Dinner is for NWT content creators and industry guests to informally discuss the projects they are working on. It is an opportunity to hear about current NWT projects in the works and to better get to know your industry peers. Dinner is provided. Cash bar. Sign up by emailing kirsten@wamp.ca

Song of the Sea

Somba K'e @ 7:00pm

Free Screening!

Song of the Sea

, Ireland/Luxembourg/Belgium/France/Denmark, Tomm Moore, 93 min

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

Song of the Sea

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ANGRY INUK

NACC @ 7:00pm

Katatjanik Utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing)

, Canada, Caroline Nochasak, 7 min

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.

Katatjanik Utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing)

Angry Inuk

, Canada, Aleatha Arnaquq-Baril, 85 min

Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions of Inuit and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Angry Inuk

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KONELINE

Capitol Theatre @ 7:00pm

KONELINE

, CAN, Nettie Wild, 96 min

KONELĪNE: our land beautiful is a sensual, cinematic celebration of northwestern British Columbia, and all the dreamers who move across it. Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. Set deep in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, KONELĪNE captures beauty and complexity as one of Canada’s vast wildernesses undergoes irrevocable change. Some hunt on the land. Some mine it. They all love it. An art film with politics, drama, and humour, KONELĪNE: our land beautiful explores different ways of seeing—and being. A guide outfitter swims her horses across the vast Stikine River. The world’s biggest chopper flies 16,000-pound transmission towers over mountaintops. KONELĪNE‘s characters delight while smashing stereotypes: white hunters carry bows and arrows; members of the Tahltan First Nation hunt out of a pickup with high-powered rifles. There are diamond drillers—both Native and white—and elders who blockade them. There’s a Tahltan son struggling to preserve a dying language, and a white guy who sings “North to Alaska ” to his stuffed moose. KONELĪNE: our land beautiful does not lecture; it surprises with cinematic action and visual poetry. It is a bold experimental film from some of Canada’s leading documentary artists.

KONELINE

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MOUSSE

Capitol Theatre @ 9:00pm

Mousse

, Sweden, John Hellberg, 40 min

What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?

Mousse

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LEAGUE OF EXOTIC DANCERS

NACC @ 9:00pm

Hosted by Brrrlesque, with 3 performances as a pre-show!

League of Exotic Dancers

, USA, Rama Rau, 90 min

With a blast of brassy jazz and a spin through the glitz of modern Las Vegas, Emmy® Award-winning Storyline Entertainment and award-winning director Rama Rau’s documentary League of Exotique Dancers sets the stage for a provocative and eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of Burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter. Our guides are none other than inductees of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, all titans of tease and each possessing a way with words as uninhibited and captivating as her routines. Tantalizing tales and expert tips from the frontlines propel an action-packed journey through Burlesque’s heyday that also covers its gradual demise, concluding with an upbeat celebration of its rediscovery and revitalization by a new generation. What emerges is a full-figured portrait of Burlesque-era striptease artists, one that goes deeper into the culture and is more nuanced than many familiar screen depictions. Burlesque not only transformed the lives of our characters, some of whom regularly worked with each other, it also reflected the rapid changes in mid-20th-century North American society—a side of Burlesque culture rarely explored on screen. League of Exotique Dancers peels off the layers of glitter to expose the sexism, racism and widespread stigma faced by Burlesque striptease performers and, indeed, the wider array of working women in that tumultuous era. Illuminated by well-known and rare, never-before-seen, archival material and accentuated by a soundtrack and original music that captures the mood of the era, League of Exotique Dancers is all about its characters. Intimate interviews—held in homes and former haunts, filled with humour and heartbreak—reveal what keeps these formers stars busy today: driving a hearse, running marathons, designing flannel nightgowns, a hypnotherapy practice . . . they’re still full of surprises!

League of Exotic Dancers

Thursday 29th September

Screenagers

NACC @ 1:30pm

Free screening

Screenagers

, USA, Delaney Ruston, 70 min

Screenagers explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction and offers solutions to help kids find balance.

Screenagers

in Conversation with Zacharias Kunuk

NACC @ 5:15pm

Public Q & A

Location: NACC

Followed by Reception in NACC lobby

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SLEEPING GIANT

Capitol Theatre @ 7:00pm

Sleeping Giant

, Canada, Andrew Cividino, 83 min

While spending the summer in cottage country on the shores of Lake Superior, three teens cope with boredom by testing the limits of their experience.

Sleeping Giant

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Somba K'e @ 7:00pm

FREE SCREENING

April and the Extraordinary World

, France, Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci, 103 min

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe. Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

April and the Extraordinary World

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NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI - So That You Can Stand

NACC @ 7:00pm

NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI - So That You Can Stand

, Canada, Ole Gjerstad, 83 min

Documentary depicting events leading up to the signature of the JBNQA in 1975. It is told from the eyes of a small band of young Inuit fighting for their rights against an all‐powerful government‐corporate behemoth determined to usurp their land.

NAPAGUNNAQULLUSI - So That You Can Stand

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RAMS

Capitol Theatre @ 9:00pm

RAMS

, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Grímur Hákonarson, 71 min

In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

RAMS

GOING TO HEAVEN

Somba K'e @ 9:00pm

Free screening

Going to Heaven

, United Arab Emirates, Saeed Salmeen, 90 min

The film revolves around the events of Sultan (11 years), Sultan seeking the warmth of his grandmother's lap, he starts a crazy journey, accompanied by his friend from Abu Dhabi city to Fujairah city via Dubai city. Searching for tenderness missed, and the hope of anticipating his return to the arms of his long lost grandmother.

Going to Heaven

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INAATE/SE

NACC @ 9:00pm

INAATE/SE

, Canada, Adam Khalil, 71 min

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.

INAATE/SE

Friday 30th September

WORKSHOP: What They Don't Teach You in Film School

YK Inn meeting room @ 1:00pm

Quality Inn (Tungsten Room)

Lead by Avi Federgreen check out his bio in the Industry Guests Guests guide. Canadian Low-Budget Independent Film Producing & Distribution: The pitfalls and payoffs of making and distributing independent movies in Canada. In this intense and interactive workshop, Avi Federgreen, Producer and Distributor of low-budget Canadian films, walks you through what you need - and what it takes - to produce and distribute low-budget, independent films in Canada today. This is producing experience from the trenches – not the stuff they teach in film school.

This workshop is for independent producers, writers and directors making movies today - or wanting to make movies - in the Canadian independent film landscape. Subjects covered: 

  • Tools and information to produce your movie 
  • Experience and practical advice from an industry veteran with nearly 20 years’ experience making movies in Canada and promoting Canadian films and filmmakers
  • A reality check and tips from the trenches on what is achievable as an independent filmmaker in Canada

 

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A mother is Born

NACC @ 4:00pm

Free Screening

A mother is born

, CAN, Danielle Lewis, Katie Stringer, 63 min

A Mother is Born is an educational documentary intended to creatively educate health care students, health care providers, birthing families and the general public on the roles of midwives in normal labour and delivery. It was created by three medical students from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as part of their initiative Birthing Babies Together.

A mother is born

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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Capitol Theatre @ 7:00pm

The Eagle Huntress

, Mongolia, Otto Bell, 87 min

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

The Eagle Huntress

PHANTOM BOY

Somba K'e @ 7:00pm

Free screening

Phantom Boy

, France, Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, 84 min

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Phantom Boy

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Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

NACC @ 7:00pm

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

, Canada, Mark Kenneth Woods, Michael Yerxa, 71 min

As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively 'unshaming' their past

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

NWT Film Gala

@ 8:00pm

Hosted by the NWT Film CommissionDepartment of Industry, Tourism & Investment

By invitation until 11pm 

The NWT Film Commission always steps it up and makes this a swank affair. Dress up - or however! and come out and celebrate the Film & Media Arts Sector.

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KEEPERS OF THE GAME

Capitol Theatre @ 9:00pm

Keepers of the Game

, USA, Judd Ehrlich, 82 min

Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women's team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. As the season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people's tradition in a changing world.

Keepers of the Game

ATLAN

Somba K'e @ 9:00pm

free screening

Atlan

, Iran, Moein Karrimoodini, 62 min

Ali is a Turkman horse trainer. Horses are his life. Ilhan is the name of the horse that has won him so many prizes. Ali is planning to use Ilhan's and his other horses' awards money to pay for his wedding. But not everything goes favourably in a course. Ilhan gets in an unexpected condition and Ali needs to fight for Ilhan's championship.

Atlan

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AVANT LES RUES

NACC @ 9:00pm

Avant Les Rues

, CAN, Chloé Leriche, 95 min

Shawnouk, a young Atikamekw, commits a crime. After escaping into the forest, he returns to his community, where he tries healing by investing the native traditionalism. "Before the streets" is cast almost entirely by non-professional Atikamekw actors performing in their own language, and in the authenticity of their native village.

Avant Les Rues

Saturday 1st October

WORKSHOP: Everything you need to know to successfully market and distribute your film

YK Inn meeting room @ 12:00pm

12:00 – 3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Location: Quality Inn (Tungsten Room)

IndieCan and Northwestel. Avi Federgreen (IndieCan) is joined by Chris McNutt (Northwestel) to speak to the following subjects:

  • Find a distributor, Sales Agent, or distribute yourself
  • Different types of distribution and the realities of distribution
  • What’s happening now in the world of distribution
  • Knowing Your Audience, How Do You Reach Them
  • All of the necessary tools you need for your film (press kit, synopsis, stills, epk, poster, trailer etc)
  • Contracts, E&O and other paperwork requirements
  • Deliverables
  • Festival strategies
  • P&A - Ways to promote your film - The old way and the new way
  • Social Media
  • The Ratings Game
  • Theatrical Distribution
  • VOD
  • ITunes and other internet options
  • DVD/Blu-ray
  • TV (Cable, Pay, Free) 
  • Educational
  • Alternative Distribution
  • International Distribution
  • Monitizing Your Film

 

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Saturday Afternoon Short Docs

NACC @ 4:00pm

The Klondike Viking

, CAN, Lulu Keating, 20 min

The story of an unlikely immigrant from Norway, Bill Hakonson, a mistreated run-away who grew an unusual empire in Canada’s far north.

The Klondike Viking

Dogpower

, USA / India / China, Kale Casey, 33 min

Dog Power. It’s a passion shared. Dozens of dog breeds, men, women, young, old, world-class athletes from all nationalities and athletes with disabilities are taking to the world’s landscapes and shattering the horizon. Dog Power takes you to the frontier of dog-powered sports and gives you an introduction to the world’s fastest sprint sled dogs, their human teammates, and the incredible variety of dog-powered sports they are involved in. You meet a diverse group of dogs and humans who share the common passion of living, working, and playing together in the ultimate manifestation of the human-animal bond. Tens of thousands of mushers from over one hundred countries participate year round in canicross, scooterjoring, bikejoring, cart racing, skijoring, sprint and distance sled racing.

Dogpower

Pinch of salt

, India, Tanmay Shah, 12 min

"Pinch Of Salt" is a documentary about the endless fight between nature of salt making and life of salt pan workers in Gujarat since last 5000 years in India. The Agaria produce 40% of specialized crystal salt out of the 70% of total salt production of India which comes from Gujarat. The workers though, produce tonnes of salt, are still buried till head in debt and poverty. Their life is miserable as the salt traders do not pay them fair for their production and on an average a family of 5 has to survive on the minimum amount of $80 to $100 per month which keeps them deprived of any basic amenities.

Pinch of salt

ADI: at the confluence

, USA / India / China, Joor Baruah, 20 min

Far east in the Himalayan border of India and China, lives the tribal Adi people, by the river Siang. The Adi culture is beautiful and unique with shamanic chants of their mythologies of origin, animistic rituals around nature and amicable resolution of disputes in their traditional courts. With the memories of 1962 Indo-China war still fresh, China now reasserts its territorial claim of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the Adis. This conflict is also extended to the water, and is becoming a great Dam war. On both sides of the border mega dams are being built on the elegant Siang that originates in Tibet, turns sharp through the Himalayas and flows down through the Adi villages to join the mighty river Brahmaputra in the valley of North East India.

ADI: at the confluence

Cree Code Talker

, Canada, Alexandra Lazarowich, 14 min

Cree Code Talker is the first ever film that tells the story of the Canadian Cree code talker Charles ‘Checker’ Tomkins who fought in the Second World War. Digging deep into the US archives it depicts the true story of Charles’ involvement with the US Air Force and the development of the code talkers communication system, which was used to transmit crucial military communications, using the Cree language as a vital secret weapon in combat. Using WWII archival footage, Charles’s surviving brothers Frank and James Tomkins interviews, and a 2004 Smithsonian voice recording of Charles Tomkins this film explores the rich history of the Canadian Code Talkers.

Barbarian Press

, Canada, Sarah Race, 18 min

There are books written about living an authentic life. The lives of Jan and Crispin Elsted are inarguably authentic -- not because they read books, but because they produce them using techniques hundreds of years old. Rather than embrace the "plastic fantastic" world emerging around them in the late 20th century, the Elsteds became fascinated with "the idea of being able to make things, to learn how it was done." From their home filled with shelves of metal type and a variety of printing presses ranging from merely vintage to positively antique, the husband and wife team turn out books that are as much a joy to handle as they are to read. Filmmaker Sarah Race offers a film much like the Elsteds themselves: sentimental, contemplative, and genuine.

Barbarian Press

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THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT

Capitol Theatre @ 7:00pm

The Sun at Midnight

, Canada, Kirsten Carthew, 93 min

Set in the Canadian Subarctic, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unusual friendship between a Gwich'in hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run.

The Sun at Midnight

ONLY YESTERDAY

Somba K'e @ 7:00pm

FREE SCREENING

Only Yesterday

, Japan, Isao Takahata, 118 min

Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko (Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire), she wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her childhood self. Deftly switching between past and present, Only Yesterday is a masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s most revered animation studios. From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and General Producer Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), this critically acclaimed film has never before been released in North America until now–in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Only Yesterday

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International Shorts Program

NACC @ 7:00pm

Hari

, India, Tushar Tyagi, 15 min

Hari is a story of a young priest who has to choose between the love of his life and between sacred oath to celibacy

Hari

Forest of Echoes

, Austria, Maria Luz Olivares Capelle, 30 min

A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. Games, lies and rituals unfolding into a circular time in which death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?

Forest of Echoes

God's Acre

, CAN, Kelton Stepanowich, 15 min

Gods Acre is the story of a older Aboriginal man (LORNE CARDINAL) being forced to adapt to a constantly changing world. Climate change has altered the way people live, bringing droughts and floods to previously unaffected areas. And yet, a man continues to live alone in the wilderness like his family before him. Even before global warming and it's catastrophic consequences, he was an outlier to society. His roots remained firmly planted in the customs his family passed on to him. However, every day the outside world's problems are landing closer to his doorstep. Water is rising and swallowing the land his cabin stands on. Now, he must abandon his birthplace or adapt to the new conditions.

God's Acre

Magasin

, Netherlands, Jordy Tempelman, 23 min

When two young homeless small-time thieves rob a night shop, their lives take an unexpected turn when they rendezvous with a beautiful female career criminal that puts their friendship to the test.

Magasin

To the Sea

, Turkey, Ufuk çavuş, 13 min

Adem is a fisherman who is living in an old coastal village house with his sick brother Yunus and Yunus’s wife Emine. Adem and Emine taking care of Yunus who writhing in the grip of a deadly disease. Doctor Hamit’s needles relieves the growing pain of Yunus. A long bedridden disease of Yunus led to the flourishing of new feelings between Emine and Adem. İn the rare moments that Yunus regain consciousness, his only desire is to go fishing with his brother. They decided to go to seven mouth of the stream with the advice of an unexpected visitor Hafiye Ana. This journey will leave Adem and Emine in the middle of a decision whom do not want Yunus to suffer more.

To the Sea

Rain Lotus

, China, Joe Chang, 7 min

This seven-minute animated film uses water and ink to create a visual experience on screen, creating a mood from a poem which tells a love story of human joys and sorrows.

Rain Lotus

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Chasse-Galerie : La légende

Capitol Theatre @ 9:00pm

Chasse-Galerie : La légende

, Canada, Jean-Philippe Duval, 109 min

In 1863, a group of snow-bound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with the devil to save her and his newborn daughter Liza. He then cheats the devil of his prize by sacrificing himself. 25 years later, Liza wants to marry her beloved Jos, who has to go away to a remote logging camp to earn money to save his farm, but the devil is determined to ruin her happiness.

Chasse-Galerie : La légende

Late Night Weird - Somba Ke' Silver Screening

Somba K'e @ 9:00pm

Free screening

Beat Around the Bush

, CAN, Brianne Nord-Stewart, 13 min

BEAT AROUND THE BUSH is a short adventure comedy that follows UNA, a 75 year old widow recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, who struggles to stay optimistic as she tries her hand at achieving her very first orgasm ever. Fortunately, her two best friends, GOLDIE and BEATRICE, are there to cheer her on.

Beat Around the Bush

Sweetwater of Memory

, Germany, Carlos Vin Lopes, 33 min

In the bathroom a man decides to face himself. He questiones his madness and the sense of normality. What is normal indeed? Are you normal?

Sweetwater of Memory

Death and the Maiden

, France, STEFANO MATTHIEU, 6 min

Coré, a young woman, is asleep. She wakes up to find a bright and strange sphere flying besides her. Magic happens, seduction operates instantaneously and the sphere grows stronger, rhythm gets faster and the light gets brighter. Mesmerized by the sphere and the relationship both developed with each other, Coré is gradually letting herself go and suck towards an unknown destination.

Death and the Maiden

Deserter's North

, USA, Xinhao Liang, 13 min

Sometime in the future, the war lasted for a long time. In order to runaway the battle, a young deserter hided in the wildness for years. One day, he saw a vague figure in a far distance, so he decide to follow the figure and see whats going on...

Deserter's North

Mr. Dentonn

, Spain, Ivan Villamel Sanchez, 9 min

On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura's body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.

Mr. Dentonn

Farm is a four letter word

, CAN, Ryan Couldrey, 10 min

When a TV documentary crew visits The MacIntyre Farm for a story on a floundering industry, they discover a couple at the end of their rope with no f--ks left to give.

Farm is a four letter word

Bogo the Clown

, CAN, Greg Fox, 15 min

Bogo, a self-deprecating stand-up comedian, struggles to find happiness in a life where his only value seems to be making other people laugh.

Bogo the Clown

Honk

, France, Simon Paraire, 5 min

Journey of a man through a trackline

Honk

I Had a bad back then I got hit by a car

, CAN, Graham Shishkov, 10 min

I Had a bad back then I got hit by a car

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NEW YEARS EVE

NACC @ 9:00pm

New Years Eve

, China, Xiang Ma, 94 min

On New Year’s Eve an old salesman was trying his luck in university dorms and was invited into one where a group of music students were having a birthday party. The students offered him drinks and later became interested in his products. But conversations slowly turned ugly and insult followed. Things started to get out of control.

New Years Eve

Sunday 2nd October

MASTER CLASS In Conversation with Claire Aguilar

YK Inn meeting room @ 12:00pm

 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Quality Inn (Tungsten Room)

This workshop aims at filmmakers and media artists looking to get their productions to film festivals and markets around the world. Claire also welcomes aspiring filmmakers and welcome to discusses industry basics and filmmaking in general. Check out Claire’s bio. She is amazing!

FACE to FACE

YK Inn meeting room @ 1:30pm

In Attendance

Avi Federgreen

1:30 – 3:30pm Quality Inn (Tungsten Room)

Filmmakers can meet one on one with industry experts in a low-risk, no-pressure environment to discuss their projects or ask questions specific to the work they are doing.

Experts:
Jon Montes National Film Board of Canada
Claire Aguilar American Film Showcase
Chris McNutt Northwestel
Avi Federgreen IndieCan

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The Sun at Midnight (2)

Capitol Theatre @ 2:00pm

The Sun at Midnight

, CAN, Kirsten Carthew, 93 min

Set in the Canadian Subarctic, The Sun At Midnight tells the story of an unusual friendship between a Gwich'in hunter obsessed with finding a missing caribou herd and a teenage rebel who gets lost while on the run.

The Sun at Midnight

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Local & Northern Shorts

Capitol Theatre @ 4:00pm

Gotsokati

, CAN, Mason Mantla, 45 min

A group of Indigenous youth and elders travel across the Canadian sub arctic to reestablish a traditional hunting trail to one of their sacred sites; Gotsokati

Gotsokati

Princess Jack

, CAN, Lesley Johnson, 7 min

Princess Jack is a short documentary abouta10year oldboy withhighfunctioningautism,whose world is filled withfairytales andmakebelieve.Thestory follows Jack as hesews hisfirst princess ballgown, tailoredfor adebutattheRoyalBall.This filmis anintimateportraitofaunique and intelligent child,immersedinhis ownworld,andfully supportedby his caringfamily,dance instructors and sewingteacher

Princess Jack

SHIFT

, CAN, Kelly Milner, 29 min

"SHIFT" is a half-hour documentary about the aboriginal youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past 10 years transforming traditional trails around their community into a world-class mountain biking destination - and changing themselves along the way.

SHIFT

Painted Girl

2014, CAN, Jennifer Walden, 13 min

When Maddie receives an unexpected package in the mail her world is turned upside down, then a startling discovery inside the package gives her the tools to fix it.

Random Richard's Reviews

, CAN, Scott Richardson, 4 min

In his 1st episode: Random Richards decides it's time for a new Wilhelm Scream. He brings his first test scream, edits it into a compilation of movie clips.

Random Richard's Reviews

Why Speaking Your Language Is Important

, CAN, Jonathan Antoine, 7 min

Why speaking your language is important told by Indigenous Leaders.

Why Speaking Your Language Is Important

Hangin' with the Con Kids

, CAN, Gary Milligan / Terry Woolf, 6 min

In this video produced by Gary Milligan and Terry Woolf, Pat Braden takes us on a bicycle ride through Yellowknife's Con Camp in the late 1960's. His song paints a vivid, nostalgic picture of the miners and families who loved there.

Hangin' with the Con Kids

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THIS RIVER + ON THE FARM

NACC @ 4:00pm

On The Farm

, Canada, Rachel Talalay, 90 min

Based on a true story, a powerful study of the dysfunction and disorder in the police and criminal justice systems that allowed a wily psychopath to murder nearly 50 marginalised women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

On The Farm

This River

, Canada, Erika MacPherson & Katherena Vermette, 20 min

This river offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Kyle Kematch and Katherena Vermette have both experienced this heartbreak. Kyle has a sister who went missing over five years ago. He now works with Drag the Red, a volunteer organization that searches the Red River for clues relating to missing members of the Indigenous community. Katherena is a poet and writer whose work stems from a family tragedy that happened over 20 years ago. Though their stories are different, they each exemplify the beauty, grace, resilience, and activism born out of the need to do something.

This River

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Maliglutit

Capitol Theatre @ 7:00pm

Maliglutit

, Canada, Zacharias Kunuk, 94 min

Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father's spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.

Maliglutit

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THE FINAL MEMBER

NACC @ 7:00pm

The Final Member

, Canada, Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math, 74 min

Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum - the world's only Penis museum. Over 40 years, the founder and curator has collected every specimen from every mammal except for one elusive penis needed to complete his collection: The Human Specimen. The film follows the curator's incredible, sublimely comic, often shocking quest to complete his eccentric collection, and the two intrepid men who have raised their hands to be the first human donor.

The Final Member

Labyrinth (1986)

Somba K'e @ 7:00pm

Free

Labyrinth (1986)

, USA, Jim Henson, 101 min

A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Labyrinth (1986)

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Capitol Theatre @ 9:00pm

Captain Fantastic

, USA, Matt Ross, 118 min

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

Captain Fantastic