Category: Wawasayg 2016

“K A R M A” by Merl-Lee “MJ” Helmer

Running Time: 1:43 Bio: Merl-Lee “MJ” Helmer is Piikani from the Blackfoot Confederacy of Southern Alberta. She has studied Costume and Fashion Design at the International Academy of…

Wawasayg Schedule 2016

FRIDAY PROGRAM 6:00pm – Pizza Party! 7:30pm – Asinabka Presents – “The Dark Comedy Program” (1hr 30 min) Showcase curated by the Asinabka Festival 9:00pm – Launch Party!…

“Murder House” by Jared Gull

(2:40 min.) Black & White A man comes home only to find himself in dangerous situations, will he survive? Genre: Thriller Starring: Bradley Paul Writer/Director: Jared Gull 1st…

“We Story the Land” by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou

2016, 27:10 minutes, colour, English The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe…

“Kiskisiwin (Remembering)” by Martha Stiegman and Jesse Thistle

2016, 06:20 minutes, colour, English A young Métis historian takes down Canadian pioneer mythology, with a very personal account of the impacts that version of history has played…

“Stolen” by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Prospector Films 2015 – 07:00 minutes, colour, English 14 year old Shayna runs away from her group-home and into the truck of a dangerous…

“Mikwendan” by Lindsay Sarazin

2016 – Runtime: 4:30 A girl struggling with a life of studying learns a valuable lesson about her roots when she falls asleep. Written, shot and directed by…

Wawasayg Supporters

Message from Clayton Windatt: I am so happy to be making Wawasayg a reality in 2016. Working as volunteers for nearly 3 years community members have all contributed…

“HIDE” by Sébastien Aubin

Canada – 2014 – 2:46 minutes directed & edited by Sébastien Aubin Synopsis: A collaborative production developed at the Banff Centre’s 2014 Aboriginal Visual Arts Residency, featuring the…

“Repercussions” by Terril Calder

2013 – SHORT ANIMATION – 3:45MIN DIRECTOR, ANIMATOR, WRITER: Terril Calder Audio: South River Sound / Michael Dilauro & Shawn Delnick / southriversoundrecording.com / Music: A Tribe Called…

“The Dark Comedy Program” curated by Asinabka Festival

The Dark Comedy Program Curated by Asinabka Festival Friday, December 16th @ 7pm Length: 1 hr 30 min. This program highlights short films by Indigenous filmmakers. These films…

“The Hole” by Daniel Ira Couchie

The Hole – A Short Film by Daniel Ira Couchie This is a short film about isolation, desperation, depression, anger, grief, despair, sadness and acceptance. Running Time: 2…

“Rekindled” by Bradley E. Paul

A young couple peacefully end their relationship, but time seems to be the only thing they needed. Genre: Drama Running Time: 2 minutes, 43 seconds. Shooting Dates: October…

“Strangers” by Bradley E. Paul

A young couple fall in love, and then they drift apart as they become strangers. Genre: Drama Running Time: 2 minutes, 43 seconds. Shooting Dates: October 28th 2016…

“The Dream” by Bradley E. Paul

An aboriginal woman, Shannon, wakes up from a strange dream that unexpectedly changes her life forever. Genre: Drama/Fantasy Running Time: 3 minutes, 5 seconds. Shooting Dates: November 5th…

“sweet night” by Jessie Short

sweet night Jessie Short | CANADA | 2016 | 5 MIN | SHORT DRAMA Andy is a young Métis woman living in a big city. When a friend…

“Fractured Land” by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis

Fractured Land description: What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land,…

“The End of the World” by Clayton Windatt

Film Title: The End of the World Production Format: Super 8mm/Colour Screening Format: Digital Running Time: 5min / 6min with credits Recommended Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Year Production Completed:…

“Casualties of Modernity” by Kent Monkman

A leading authority in the diagnosis and forensic analysis of numerous conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art, the Modern Wing brings compassion, dignity, and experience to the care…

“Braids” by Cole Forrest

“Braids” recounts the story of an Aboriginal man beaten to death from the hands of racism folk from a nearby town. The next day, his partner comes by…

Wawasayg Mandate & History

MANDATE: The Wawasayg Film Festival is a multi-day event taking place entirely on Nipissing First Nation, celebrating a diversity of activities and services that enhance the excellence of…

“SPIRIT OF BIRTH” by Rebeka Tabobondung

SPIRIT OF BIRTH, 2015 Duration: 11:49 min Rebeka Tabobondung After a colonial legacy of silencing Indigenous women’s wisdom, a searching mother and midwives journey to unearth traditional birth…