In order to showcase the creativity of Indigenous artists and the importance of the issues they bring to light, the RIDM and Wapikoni Mobile are joining forces again this year to present seven short films to be screened during the first part of the National Feature Competition. These works, which explore a myriad of themes using a variety of approaches, will provide an excellent opportunity to discover new voices and celebrate the colossal work carried out by Wapikoni Mobile since 2004.
Presented in collaboration with Wapikoni Mobile.
7 (before Geographies of Solitude)
Jim Matlock / Canada (Québec) / 2021 / 2 min / v.o. anglais s.-t. français
An experimental exploration set to a poetic rhythm about seven innate qualities humans possess to get through life’s challenges.
A Rainbow to Turtle Island (before Concrete Valley)
Robbie Tait Jr / Canada (Gesgapegiag) / 2022 / 5 min / v.o. anglais s.-t. français
This self-portrait by Robbie Tait Jr., politically charged and composed of many of his works, shows how his artistic practice is rooted in a culture he is keen to share.
Aski Masinikan (before of ROJEK)
Bryan Coocoo / Canada (Québec) / 2021 / 2 min / v.o. atikamekw s.-t. français ou anglais
Shot near Wemotaci, this short film reveals the beauty of a landscape scarred by mysterious lines. We learn more about their origin through the words of an elder.
Les ciseaux (before Self-Portrait)
Katia Kurtness / Canada (Mashteuiatsh) / 2022 / 3 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
As the camera justly exposes the precision and confidence of Annette’s artistic work, she discusses her first cardboard cutouts and the passage of her art.
Fursona (before My Two Voices)
Aly Labbé-Hervieux / Canada (Pessamit) / 2022 / 5 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
Aly’s biggest passion is drawing Furries, including an avatar she embodies, Dexter, who spreads joy and comfort all around her.
Nimeshkanaminan (before J'ai placé ma mère)
Laura Fontaine & Yasmine Fontaine / Canada (Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam) / 2021 / 5 min / v.o. innu-aimun s.-t. français ou anglais
In this heartfelt tribute to their Nation’s elders, two young Innu women revive their cultural traditions by walking the portage trails their ancestors used.
Puamun (before The Dependents)
Josée Benjamin / Canada (Ekuanitshit) / 2022 / 5 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
An intimate story of marine life where a young man recounts his dream of following in his father’s footsteps and becoming the captain of his own fishing boat.