Wapikoni in brief

  • Mobile studios fully equipped with cutting-edge technology that “travels to” First Nations communities.

  • 32 communities from 10 different nations visited in Canada.

  • 25 communities from 10 different nations visited in the rest of the world.

  • Since its initial stages, 4200 youth trained or initiated to documentary film or musical recording, where 300 to 500 new participants are added on each year.

  • 70 short films and 30 musical recordings created every year in Canada and abroad.

  • A collection of its kind in the world, featuring 900 films and 600 musical recordings; an exceptional First Nations cultural heritage.

  • 133 awards and mentions earned in prestigious national and international festivals.

  • Numerous distinctions awarded to Wapikoni Mobile such as the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, the 2011 Rights and Freedoms Prize, the Honorable Mention Award at Plural +, a festival organized by UNAOC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the 28th Grand Prize of the Montreal Council of Arts, film category.

  • The mobile studios accumulate thousands of kilometres every year visiting new communities.

  • A non-for-profit organization and a registered charitable organization that employs a dozen people in its administrative offices and approximately 60 contractual field workers, a third of them Aboriginal.

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