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Dec. 3

Available Light FIlm Festival 2020 Highlights - UPDATED DEC 18!

Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) Jan 31st - Feb 09th, 2020
Venues: Yukon Arts Centre  |  Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre  |  Old Fire Hall

ALFF 2020 highlights Indigenous and northern cinema alongside Canadian and international films, with 80+ screenings, live performances and media art exhibitions. The concurrent ALFF Industry conference will present speakers and decision-makers from across Canada.

You can watch the trailers for these films on our YouTube channel.

Here are the films announced for ALFF 2020 on December 18:

James Vs His Future Self – Jeremy LaLonde, comedy

Willie – Laurence Mathieu-Léger, Documentary about first black NHL hockey player Willie O'Ree

One Man Dies a Million Times – Jessica Oreck, Drama shot in the Valivov seed-bank in St Petersburg, RU

L.A. Tea Time – Sophie Bédard Marcotte, French Canadian road documentaire

Kuessipan – Myriam Verreault, Coming of age of two Innu women, based on novel

For Sama – Waad al-Kateab, gripping human rights doc during seige of Aleppo

And Then We Danced – Georgian/Swedish production of young gay man ocming of age in Tlsibili

A Place of Time and Tide – Obersavtional doc of rural life on St. Laurence north shore in Quebec

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin – Werner Herzog, doc tribute to English adventurer and writer


Previously announced:

Blood Quantum – Jeff Barnaby, Indigenous-Zombie-Horror-Comedy

Les Miserables – Ladj Ly, Social drama

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) - Céline Sciamma, Costume drama

Red Snow – Marie Clements, Indigenous-Afghani thriller

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Drama

The Twentieth Century – Matthew Rankin, Fantastical Canadian Satire

MAXIMA – Claudia Sparrow, Social justice documentary

Antigone – Sophie Deraspe, Canada’s Oscar contender: International feature

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band - Daniel Roher, Rockumentary

The Whale and the Raven - Mirjam Leuze, Environmental documentary

Aurora Love – a film by Fritz Mueller and Teresa Earle, Culture relates to nature documentary

Sovereign Soil – David Curtis, Yukon local food documentary

Assholes: A Theory – John Walker, Humourous cultural documentary

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, Isuma – Zacharias Kunuk, Period drama

White Lie – Canadian contemporary thriller

Danny – Aaron Zeghers, Offbeat documentary

The Hottest August – Essay documentary shot in New York

Jordan River Anderson The Messenger – Alanis Obomsawin, NFB

Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) – Louise Archambault, Social drama


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