NFB Animated Shorts
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 9AM — THE FILM HOUSE AT FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Animated shorts from Indigenous filmmakers will play in a loop in The Film House on Saturday morning. This is a FREE event and tickets are not required.
- Directed by Kassia Ward. 1 min. NR.
A pair of unlikely travellers encounter a young man on the highway who seems to have forgotten that he can be seen.
- Directed by Echo Henoche. 5 min. NR.
Tells the story of a ferocious polar bear turned to stone by an Inuk shaman.
- Directed by Ame Papatsie. 5 min. NR.
Tells the story of Qalupalik, a part-human sea monster that lives deep in the Arctic Ocean and preys on children who do not listen to their parents or elders.
- Directed by Phyllis Grant. 6 min. NR.
The story of a young Mi’kmaq girl whose name means “the light from the dawn.” Sadly, her mother dies while giving birth and Waseteg is surrounded by the bitterness and loneliness felt by her sisters.
- Directed by Nance Ackerman & Alan Syliboy. 3 min. NR.
This animated short, inspired by the Mi’kmaq legend “The Stone Canoe” explores Indigenous humour.
- Directed by Lisa Jackson. 3 min. NR.
Tells the true story of a Cree family’s strange encounter one winter night, which results in a conversation beyond words.
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods
- Directed by Phyllis Grant. 8 min. NR.
Tells the story of Maq, a Mi’kmaq boy who realizes his potential with the help of inconspicuous mentors.
The Mountain of SGaana
- Directed Christopher Auchter. 10 min. NR.
Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter spins a magical tale of a young man who is stolen away to the spirit world, and the young woman who rescues him.