The Skoden Indigenous Film Festival features the works of British Columbia-based Indigenous filmmakers and talent. Founded by two SFU film students at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace Mathisen, the festival was created to showcase Indigenous filmmakers and to Indigenize the SFU community.
Festival-goers have the opportunity to attend two short film programs, an awards ceremony, and an after party to celebrate Indigenous voices and cultivate more active discussions about reconciliation.
Featuring both new filmmakers, including some local and northern grade 12 students, and well-established artists such as Lisa Jackson (Savage), Amanda Strong (Biidaaban), Dana Claxton (Her Suger is?), Jules Arita Koostachin (OChiSkwaCho), and Trevor Mack (Clouds of Autumn), the festival’s two programs present common themes of identity, Indigenous experience, and resilience.
“We wanted to create a platform that supported Indigenous filmmakers who were telling their stories the way they wanted to tell them,” explain Sappier and Mathisen.
“The idea for the festival came out of us talking about what we could do to build a stronger Indigenous presence at SFU and amplify the voices of Indigenous people in our community”.
Tickets are now on sale.
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Skoden Indigenous Film Festival
Location: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts - 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $0 - $20
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday June 1st, 2019