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New Territory: short films from Northern Canada

This screening took place on
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:00pm
The Globe Theatre, Atlin BC

Kick-off the 2016 edition of the Atlin Arts and Music Festival by watching a selection of excellent work made in Canada’s North.

Shift Kelly Milner, 2016, YT, 30min
This lovingly photographed documentary is about how Aboriginal youth and the Carcross Tagish First Nation government have built bike trails on Montana Mountain; in the process turning Carcross, Yukon into an international mountain biking destination.

Take the Wild Krista Davis & Cari Tangedal, 2016, YT, 7min
This experimental work uses the metaphor of ‘the wild’ as an older, wiser lover who encourages us to let go of the structures and expectations of the city. Winner of the Dawson City Intl Short FF MITY award 2016.

Out of Season Staffen, Sussin, McCarthy, Elliot, 2015, YT, 4min
Song by Montreal singer-songer Michael Feuerstack sung by Devon Sproule. Winner of the 2015 Yukon48 audience award starring the long lost Yukon music maven, Andrew Stratis.

Fish out of Water Kirsten Carthew, 2016, NWT, 9min
Deep in the heart of an environmental wasteland, a lone woman fishes for food and catches more than she can manage.

Cast Iron Staffen, Sussin, McCarthy, Elliot, 2016, YT, 5min
A misunderstanding leads a snowmobile ride through the northern wilderness and a simple evening out at the cabin to bloodshed.

Kajutaijuq: The Spirit that Comes Scott Brachmayer, 2016, NU, 15min
A hunter in the Arctic tries to live by the traditional skills his grandfather taught him — but these lessons are difficult for a modern man to apply, and the price of failure can be costly.


Filmmakers in attendance.

  • Directed by various
  • 2015-2106, YT/NWT/NU
  • 82 minutes
    New Territory: short films from Northern Canada

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