Nunavut Film Development Corporation Monthly Newsletter
November 2018 
Malaya Qaunirq Chapman catches seal in the Qitiqmiut region with hunter Richard Akana (Photo from Facebook: Inuit Broadcasting)

Nunavummi Mamarijavut with Malaya Qaunirq Chapman airs on APTN North Feed on Monday nights at 9:30pm EST and repeat on Friday morning at 9am EST. The first 13-episode season premiered on September 3rd. 

Inspired by Anthony Bourdain style food and travel shows, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation produces the show across Nunavut communities with episodes in Iqaluit, Pangnirtung, Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake, Yellowknife and Kugluktuk in the first season. Second season is being edited now, where they visited Arctic Bay, Chesterfield Inlet, and Sanikiluaq. Jimmie Papatsie is editing in the Iqaluit office, he has been working in video production since 1986 and was shooting on location. 

The hunting scenes are a crew and crowd favourite. Now that the show is out for viewers, the reactions have been positive with incoming suggestions on next communities and local delicacies to feature. Host, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman says the production is a learning experience about her beloved interests, communities and food, calling it a 'tasty job!'

Missed them on television? Find the aired half-hour episodes here

Qaggiq School - Training In The Technical Arts 

Recently, Qaggiavuut! rolled out a Qaggiq Performing Arts School with workshops and mentorship opportunities, including the Iqaluit-set Pisiit Course in August 2018. Many of the transferrable skills from live performance to film are included in individual and group Technical Arts mentorship programs. There are currently 22 trainees. 

These trainees have a fluid training timeline with relationships built over several project experiences, covering 40-50 hours for a credit. Credits are recognized by the National Theatre School of Canada and the National Theatre School of Greenland. There is a clear hiring path after training. 

Covering a wide array technical skills such as camera operating, video editing, photography, location sound, additional dialogue recording, music recording, live sound engineering and mixing, sound editing for film & video, music recording and mixing, costume design, makeup design, digital design, set design, directing, stage management, arts management, script writing, playwriting, songwriting, music composition, choral conducting. Part of the paid training includes conducting community training for the public.

The photos above highlight Kiviuq Returns with lighting that Rankin Inlet's Rico Manitok is learning under Jamie Griffiths. As part of his training in digital scenography using video and projections, he also sets up 'scims' for community performances. Another photo shows Christine Tootoo, trainee in theatrical makeup, applying looks to acting workshop participants. 

The Qaggiq Performing Arts School partners to create training experience. Photographed above is Julia Ogina, from Kitikmeot Inuit Association, who is coordinating a technical training workshop in camera operating and video editing in Cambridge Bay. This workshop had 15 Inuit trained to create documentaries in their communities. If you are interested in mentoring or have a training opportunity, Qaggiq School is looking for partners and if you know someone who would be interested to register as a trainee, contact Qaggiavuut! by email or Facebook
Status of Women Canada is hosting Information Sessions in Iqaluit Tuesday, November 6th at Frobisher Inn Baffin Room at 2-4pm and 6:30-8:30pm. The discussion is on the Call for Proposals which offers funding to increase organizational and sector capacity. Find more details here

Confirm attendance or teleconference by email or call 1-888-645-4141 (toll-free)
Facebook Contest Winner! The winner of the 3-disc copy of The Terror Season 1 is Micheline Kilabuk-Cote. She wins a copy signed by Nunavut Inuit actors Vinnie Karetak, Apayata Kotierk and Johnny Issaluk!!! 
Nunavut Film Development Corporation Entry-Level Experience Fund is for introducing career possibilities in the film, television and digital media industry through camps, lecture series, festivals, etc. Learn more with the guidelines and application here
Hunting With My Ancestors: After The Hunt is an online source with the 7-part documentary series where Zacharias Kunuk brings viewers along on a journey with Inuit elders and youth as they follow ancient hunting practices established over 4,000 years ago, adapted effectively to the world today.
Future History premieres on APTN on November 12, 2018. The series celebrates the reclamation of Indigenous knowledge and includes an episode shot in Iqaluit.
Are you a Woman/Indigenous/Francophone creator or producer for TV or digital media? The 2nd edition of the Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative is now accepting applications until November 30, 2018. 100 spots available!  Learn more here
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