Kevin Papatie

Kevin Papatie

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Kevin Papatie is from Kitcisakik, an Algonquin community located in the Abitibi region of Quebec (Canada). He has participated in Wapikoni's projects since the beginning and has directed 12 short films. His film Wabak (2006), won the award for Best Experimental Film at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2007 and the price of Young Hope Mainfilm at the Peoples' Festival 2007. The Amendment (2008) was presented in the first part of the film Dark Ages directed by Denys Arcand, in 120 theaters in Quebec and won the best Film Award in his native language at the Festival ImagineNative 2008. 

His film We are (2009), was presented in more than 50 events worldwide and won the “Discovery” award at Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement. 

 Recognized as an established filmmaker, Kevin Papatie was invited to create a “Carte Blanche” for the Festival du nouveau cinéma en 2012 which allowed him to make Sakitakwin (Freedom). He just finished his latest film, Kokom (2014) and won the Special "Tribute" Award from Wapikoni.


  • 2007 - “Main Film” Young Hope Award - Présence autochtone Festival, Montreal
  • 2007 - Best Experimental Film - Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, Winnipeg
  • 2009 - Identity Award - Festival de cine de los Pueblos Indigenas y las naciones sin de Valparaiso, Chili
  • 2008 - Best Indigenous Language Production Award - ImagineNATIVE Festival, Toronto
  • 2008 - Prix de l’image Sony - Festival Filmer à tout prix, Bruxelles, Belgique
  • 2009 - Third Place, International Aboriginal Peoples Category - VI Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Cuzco, Pérou
  • 2009 - Artistic Creation Mention from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montreal
  • 2010 - Prix “Découverte” - Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement, Portneuf