We are so honoured to announce that Angakuksajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice has received the FIPRESCI Award at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival. We would like to congratulate everyone at Taqqut Productions, Kingulliit Productions, and the Stop Motion Department whose tireless work paid off. For a full list of this year’s festival winners, click here.
The Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is an organization that seeks to improve the quality of Canadian children and teens’ screen-based media. Each year, the YMA offers awards of excellence to the best productions aimed at English- and French-speaking Canadians. We are honoured to announce that Anaana’s Tent has been nominated for a 2021 YMA Award of Excellence! Winners will be announced at the gala on May 26th.
We are excited to announce that Giant Bear has been selected as the winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Short. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at Taqqut Productions and edFilms, without whom this achievement would not have been possible. You can view all of the 2020 winners and nominees here.
That’s a wrap! After a month of filming the first season of Anaana’s Tent, to air on APTN this coming Fall, we wrapped filming in December.
Anaana’s Tent is an entertaining and educational children’s series that mixes animation, puppets, and live action. This series is designed for preschool children between 2 and 5 years old. Anaana’s Tent is loosely modelled after classic educational series such as Sesame Street, Mr. Dressup, and Dora the Explorer. Each episode of Anaana’s Tent will be built around an educational theme and provide developmentally appropriate activities with the help of our cast of recurring characters, cultural performers, musical guests, and animated sequences. Set in the Arctic, this distinctly Northern show will showcase talent from across Nunavut and introduce new cultural traditions and language to children across Canada.
Here’s a sneak peek! Check out the photos below for scenes from the set of Anaana’s Tent, featuring our host, Rita-Claire, and guest Celina Kalluk.
The Owl and the Lemming was named Best Animation at American Indian Film Festival (AIFF) this Fall in San Francisco! AIFF which marked its 41st Annual this past Fall is dedicated to bringing Aboriginal voices and stories to the big screen. Director Roselynn Akulukjuk was on hand to accept the award in person. You can view all of the winning titles here!
ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᑕᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ: ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ 20-40ᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓗᓂ ᓴᐃᓕᓗᓂ ᓂᐱᖓ ᓴᐃᓕᓇᖅᑑᓗᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓰᖕᓂᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᓂ, ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥᐅᔭᕐᓗᓂ
ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᒐᐅᖃᑦᑕᓛᕐᒥᔪᓂᒃᑕᐅᖅ: ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ: ᐊᖑᑏᑦ, ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᕈᓰᑦ (ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ)
ᑎᑎᕋᕆᐊᓕᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᒃ ᓇᓂᔪᓐᓇᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᒃᑯᑦ www.taqqut.com ᐅᐸᒍᑎᒍᕕᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᓛᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 25ᒥ, ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ 11:00 ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ 4:00 ᐅᓪᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔫᒐᓕᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᕿᓂᓕᖅᐸᑕ. ᑕᑯᓛᕈᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᒃ! ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᒃᓴᖃᕈᕕᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕆᑦ [email protected].
Lead role: Woman Aged 20-40 Gentle and kind demeanor Soothing voice Fluently bilingual, with a Baffin dialect
Secondary roles: Open to all: men, women, youth, and children (Speaking and non-speaking)
Please fill out the form available online (www.taqqut.com) and on location and bring it to the Arctic College on September 25th, between 11:00am and 4:00pm for this open casting call. We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].