Nunavut Film Development Corporation Monthly Newsletter
February 2018 
Framing the Future March 12-13, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut
Announcing a two-day film, television and digital media industry conference!!! Some of the key discussions include;
  • Reviewing Nunavut Film’s funding policies
  • Laying out a framework for territorial wide training
  • Creating a territorial worker database
  • Developing partnerships with key industry stakeholders 
What’s happening in Nunavut’s regions? What’s happening in other circumpolar countries? Guest speakers from Nunavut, circumpolar countries, key national funding agencies and broadcasters will be on hand. Registration is free. Travel and accommodation subsidies will be made available to 11 participants.  

Final schedule to be confirmed. To register and for further information contact Projects Manager, Jessica Kotierk at
Ambitious Creative: Isaac Strickland

Maybe you have been seeing the latest radio and news coverage of a short on Arctic soccer? Isaac Strickland is the Iqaluit 18 year old behind the 8 minute documentary highlighting the beneficial impacts of a soccer tournament within Nunavut. 

Having previous experience through Skills Canada Nunavut, with territorial and national competitions for video production, Isaac took his love of watching all movies (especially directors Christopher Nolan and James Wan) to the next level when he met with Adrian Assoufi in Toronto. Together, they made Playing Through Blizzards: Football In The Arctic. It was part of the Copa90 Creator Commissions, which highlights stories for the global soccer community. 

Isaac hopes to do more filmmaking. Taking his keen observing eye into the next opportunity. Photography, shooting, editing and directing are his calling. Throughout the production process, Isaac is motivated by the audience reactions. The chance to preview the final results with people really makes the goal. Can't wait to see what is in the future for Isaac!

Watch full documentary here
Interview with Isaac on CBC Northbeat here at minute 21
More coverage from CBC here
Happy to announce that CEO Huw Eirug will be in Winnipeg at the Northern Perspectives Trade Show & Conference See the panel "Arts & Culture: Accessing the Market" on February 7, 2019!!!!
Congratulation to Alethea Arnaquq-Baril for her animated film Lumaajuuq being one of the top ten most watched on in 2018. Watch it here
The Nunavut Film Industry Training Program (FIT) is seeking 10 filmmakers to provide training to Inuit looking to develop a career in the film, television and digital media industry. This initial four day “Train the Trainer” course will be held in Iqaluit in early April 2019. Once the course is completed participants will designate their availability and indicate what communities they would be interested in visiting to deliver introductory workshops. All trainers will be provided a daily fee, flight, accommodation and per diem. Nunavut FIT will visit 15 communities over the next 3 years. More information can be provided on request please email
Nunavut FIT Professional Development Fund
This new fund awards Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement with assistance up to $6,000 to attend training designed to enhance ongoing professional development. Professional Development opportunities include national and international training programs, on-set training, mentorships, self-designed training, online training etc. Guidelines and an Application Form can be downloaded from the website Applications can be submitted at least four weeks in advance of the Professional Development event. If you’d like to know more, contact
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