New Voices/Fresh Takes
2016 Amos Scott (Tlicho)
On a chilling winter night at a northern bush party, two young men plot to take advantage of two young women. Unbeknownst to them, something is watching them from the cold, dark woods and their sinister plan is about to take an unexpected turn.
2016 Jade Baxtor (Nlaka’pamux)
This slow-burn short film creeps up on you as the young woman goes about her day. While working at the community
radio station, she recounts and tries to impart a lesson from a Nlaka’mapux tale of the Boy and the Owl.
2015 Sonya Ballantyne (Swampy Cree)
After the death of her parents, Kaley struggles with her anger. After running away from her sister’s home and hiding out in a
comic store, Kaley connects with a First Nations superhero called Thunderbird, who teaches her the power of family.
2016 Glenn Gear (Inuk)
Based on an Inuit legend from Labrador, “Kablunat” explores the complex and intersecting histories of early Inuit and Settler
life on the coast. Employing archival images, animation, collage, and time-lapse video, the retelling of this origin story unfolds in a poetic space between past and present, myth and lived experience
2016 Daniel Lewis (Anishnaabe)
In this charming short, two lovable young characters, Daniel and Harvey, are highly skilled archers. As they head to a local
archery competition, they talk shop and share stories as they hone their hunting skills.
2016 Kelton Stepanowich (Métis)
Lorne Cardinal stars in this unsettling, powerful short of a man determined to protect his land at all cost. As the water slowly rises in a frighteningly familiar future, the man must choose to abandon all that he knows or give in to the rising tide.