Framing the Future

Chickweed Arts took part in Nunavut Film Development Corporation‘s (NFDC) two day conference, ‘Framing the Future’, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, March 12-13, 2019

Stakeholders present included territorial and federal government, film funders, regulators and broadcasters (CBC, APTN, Telefilm, Canada Media Fund, CANNOR, Gov NU EDT) as well as independent production companies, tv and film producers, directors and writers from across Nunavut, including IBC, Isuma TV, InHabit Media, and representatives from Greenland’s emerging film industry as well as Canada’s new Indigenous Screen Office (ISO).

Huw Eirig (CEO of NFDC) with filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, discussing film funding in Nunavut at the Francophone Centre in Iqaluit, March 13 2019
Huw Eirig (CEO of NFDC) with filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Key discussions included;

  • Reviewing Nunavut Film’s funding policies
  • Laying out a framework for territorial wide training: A new NFDC training initiative was announced, for a 3 year program to deliver industry training across all of Nunavut’s communities, beginning in 2019, taught by NU filmmakers.
  • Creating a territorial worker database
  • Developing partnerships with key industry stakeholders: There were presentations and Q&A’s by: Telefilm, Canada Media Fund, CBC and APTN, Dept of Economic Development and Trade – EDT (Gov of NU), Cannor (Gov Canada)