Nunavut Film Development Corporation Monthly Newsletter
October 2018 
NFDC at Nuuk International Film Festival

CEO Huw Eirug and Projects Manager Jessica Kotierk attended the Nuuk International Film Festival from September 19-22, 2018. The second year for NIFF saw screenings, panel discussions, and presentation by special guest Alanis Obomsawin. Nunavut films Silaup Putunga by Laakuluk Williamson Bathory and Jamie Griffiths, and Iqaluit-filmed Iglu:Angirraq by Mosha Folger were screened as part of themed short film programs. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril gave the keynote speech.

The festival was a great time to see films from Russia, Greenland, Sapmi, and Canada with opportunities to learn from each other in strengthening circumpolar filmmaking. Looking forward to next year! 
As a Board Member of the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund, Huw Eirug was able to meet for the first Board Meeting and sat for a public panel: What is the future for Indigenous film production in the Arctic?
Future site for the Greenland Film Association Film.GL film workshop in Nuuk
Hosted by the University of Greenland, Alanis Obomsawin speaks before her film, The People of Kattawapiskak River (2012) is presented. 
First Contact followed six non-Indigenous Canadians with strong opinions about Indigenous Peoples on a 28-day journey across various Indigenous communities, including Kimmirut. What was the reaction to the series? Watch an APTNNews clip here
Alethea Arnaquq-Barli's Angry Inuk was featured on CBC’s The Filmmakers. The Filmmakers is a series that centres on a master class with some of the minds behind the greatest Canadian films of the last 20 years. You can catch the interview here
IQALUIT MAKERSPACE for Pinnguaq has opened at House 754 and it provides a central hub for creativity, innovation and knowledge-sharing in Nunavut. They are seeking organizations and individuals that want to offer programming to share skills. This is free space, they want to fill it! Contact Office Manager, Gail Hodder for more details. 
Future History shot an episode in Iqaluit during the first week of October and will premiere on APTN on November 12, 2018. The series celebrates the reclamation of Indigenous knowledge.
The Grizzlies premiered at Toronto International Film Festival with many of the actors and producers enjoying the screening.
ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival in Toronto from October 17-21, 2018

The festival schedule includes: 

Nunavut Made Films 
Thursday October 18, 10am -- Tia and Piujuq by Lucy Tulugarjuk
Saturday, October 20, 11am -- Iglu: Angirraq by Mosha Folger
Sunday, October 21, 11:30am -- Kivitoo: What They Thought of Us by Zacharias Kunuk
Sunday, October 21, 11:30am -- Qilliqtu by Kevin Tikivik

Inuit Made Films
Friday October 19, 7pm -- Anori by Pipaluk Kreutzmann Jorgensen
Saturday, October 20, 11am -- The 5th Region by Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk and Aeyliya Husain 
Saturday, October 20, 11am -- The Story of Pasha by Pasha Partridge
Saturday October 20, 7pm -- Akornatsinniitut - Tarratta Nunaanni by Marc Fussing Rosbach

Circumpolar Made Films
Thursday October 18, 6:30pm -- Toyon Kyyl by Eduard Novikov
Thursday October 18, 7:15pm -- Solas Datter by Sara Margrethe Oskal
Friday October 19, 10:15am -- Salbma by Katja Gauriloff
Friday October 19, 11pm -- Gobmemainnas by Niki Rasmus
Friday October 19, 11pm -- Boom Boom by Per-Josef Idivuoma
Friday October 19, 1pm -- Eatnanvulos Lottit by Marja Helander
Sunday October 21, 2:45pm -- Arbi by Lada Suomenrinne

Iqaluit will host a screening of Tia and Piujuq, a children's film set in Montreal and Igloolik, at the Astro Theatre Sunday October 14th, 4:30pm. The screening is free for the community, hosted by NITV and supported by a grant from the Nunavut Department of Culture and Heritage. Catch the trailer here
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