Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush

Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush

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Biography

Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush first collaborated with Wapikoni Mobile in 2009 when the travelling studio stopped in her Innu community of Nutashkuan. She worked as the local coordinator and also made a first film, Ne le dis pas (Do Not Tell), which was selected by the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), the Rendez-vous du québécois cinéma and the Regard sur le court métrage short film festival in Saguenay. In 2011, she was a production assistant on Yves Sioui-Durand's film Mesnak, one of the first Indigenous fiction films in Quebec. This experience led her to become a production assistant with the production company. In 2015, she studied filmmaking at INIS in Montreal before working in an audiovisual theatre in France. She also works as an Innu-French translator. In 2017, she was part of a group exhibit at Montreal's Fine Arts Museum called Kushapetshekan/Kosapitcikan. She has traveled to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, the United States, Peru and Guatemala.

Awards

  • 2010 - Best Short Documentary - ImagineNATIVE Festival, Toronto

Film(s)