Nunavut Film Development Corporation Monthly Newsletter
April 2018 
 Indigenous Film Conference - Kautokeino, Norway. March 7-9, 2018

Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC) attended the Indigenous Film Conference hosted by the International Sami Film Institute in Norway last month. There were over 120 representatives at the conference, including representatives from Australia and New Zealand.

Nunavut was represented by Mike Jaypoody, Ippiksaut Friesen, Nyla Innuksuk and Huw Eirug. Mike and Ippiksaut were panellists discussing Canadian Indigenous Filmmakers and Nyla gave a keynote address on Virtual Storytelling. Huw, in addition to speaking at the conference, signed on behalf of NFDC, two exciting new partnership agreements.

Nunavut Film Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Canada Media Fund, the International Sami Film Institute, Greenland Film Makers and Archy Film Association in Yakutia, Russia signed a Partnership Agreement for the establishment of the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF).

The main activities of the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund are to support development and production of high quality Indigenous film/TV productions, encourage and create new platforms for Arctic co-productions, and help produce culturally-relevant film and TV series.

NFDC also signed a Partnership Agreement with Telefilm and the Sami Film Institute to establish a Micro Budget Feature Film Co-Production Fund between Nunavut and Sami. The aim is to instigate collaboration between filmmakers in both regions with funding available up to $250,000 for a co-production project. NFDC will be seeking ideas and projects for development over the coming months.
More details to follow, so keep reading our newsletters​!
'The Terror' Premieres on AMC
Monday nights are when AMC airs the Ridley Scott produced show 'The Terror', based on Dan Simmons novel about the ill-fated Franklin Expedition. The 10 episode series features Nunavut actors, Johnny Issaluk, Apayata Kotierk (photographed above with shipmate actor Alfie Kingsnorth), and Vinnie Karetak. Below is recent coverage and behind-the-scenes information:
Official The Terror Blog
Nunavummiuq actor basks in The Terror

Iqaluit Office Library

Book and DVD borrowing is available in the Iqaluit office. Contact to get a catalogue of what is in.

Nunavut Talent Database

Nunavut Film is looking to update the talent database. Please send us your updated contact information if you would like to be linked to enquiries and requests. 
NFDC in China 
Projects Manager, Jessica Kotierk, will be heading to Shanghai and Beijing with the Canadian Cultural Delegation April 9-13, 2018. If you have any completed or upcoming projects that you would like to have featured, please contact us! 

NFDC Funding Programs open for new fiscal year! Send in your applications for:
Entry-Level Experience Fund - Guidelines
Industry Development and Training Fund - Guidelines
Short Film Fund - Guidelines
Creative Content Development Fund - Guidelines
Nunavut Spend Incentive Program - Guidelines
Market Endowment Program - Guidelines
Inuktut Versioning Fund for Existing Programs - Guidelines

Please contact us with any news you would like shared.
Currently available in English only, working on translation versions.
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