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Launch of Wapikoni Mobile’s 2018 shorts

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Launch of Wapikoni Mobile’s 2018 shorts

CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6 pm

 Montréal, September 25, 2018 – This fall, Montrealers will be the first to discover a selection of short films directed by emerging Indigenous filmmakers. Wapikoni Mobile will launch its 2018 collection of films created by young First Nation and Inuit filmmakers. Held at Cinéma Imperial during the Festival du nouveau cinéma, this launch will showcase original works made in eight Indigenous communities across Canada.

“Again this year, emerging Indigenous filmmakers have produced remarkable, powerful and inspiring works.
Using art and cultural expression to foster social and society changes, I am proud of Wapikoni’s contribution

to the exposure of a leadership born out of identity pride and artistic creation. I hope that many will join us…

Come celebrate the broad range of First Nation and Inuit perspectives!”

stated Wapikoni’s Executive Director Odile Joannette.

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2018 Shorts: Wapikoni Mobile’s 14th Edition
Documentary, fiction, music videos, essay, animation and experimental films are some of the genres explored by the 20 Indigenous filmmakers whose work is part of the selection. The unusual story of an invisible man, Ojibwe hip-hop, and a moving poem in line with the #metoo movement are just some of the vibrant points of views and imaginative worlds you’ll get to discover through firm cultural identities. Since its very first launch, Wapikoni’s yearly event draws crowds and delight hundreds of filmgoers who get to discover a selection of remarkable Indigenous shorts that are as narratively powerful as they are strikingly beautiful. From Kangirsuk (Nunavik, QC) to Unamen Shipu (Côte-Nord) or Thunder Bay (ON), over 150 shorts have been created since last fall. Wapikoni selected 14 shorts for this year’s screening. Several filmmakers will be in attendance for this highly anticipated 14th edition.

Prizes to be Awarded

Again this year, we will celebrate young Indigenous points of views. The evening will culminate with the Bell Media Audience Award that allows the audience to vote for their favourite short. Join in and get a first look at the cultures and talents of emerging Indigenous filmmakers. The Prix de l’implication Télé-Québec – La Fabrique Culturelle will also be awarded to a Wapikoni participant whose involvement was particularly significant.

Box Office
Advanced tickets are on sale online through the Festival du nouveau cinéma’s box office. Profits will serve to fund Wapikoni’s upcoming training and creation workshops dedicated to Indigenous youth in communities across Canada.

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Wapikoni Mobile & Musique Nomade Party
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9:30 pm
Agora Hydro-Québec, Cœur des sciences de l’UQAM
175 Président-Kennedy Avenue

Following the launch, everyone is invited to the Agora Hydro-Québec to attend electrifying performances by multidisciplinary artist and rapper Anachnid and Montreal DJ TORN PETALS.

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