We are so proud to have made it to the finals of CBC’s Short Film Face Off with our film Giant Bear! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. We can’t wait to see who will be crowned the winner. Tune in Saturday, October 24th at 9PM Iqaluit time to watch the season finale of the Short Film Face Off.
Located in Washington’s Bellingham, the Bellingham Children’s Film Festival is a weekend of fun for all ages, with workshops, interactive activities, and screenings of some of the best children’s content. How Nivi Got Her Names and What’s My Superpower? Will be screening Saturday, March 7th at 12:00 PM. Click here to see the full festival program.
We are so honoured to announce that Giant Bear has received both the Jury’s Honourable Mention and the Audience’s Award for Best Short at the GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation. The GIRAF film festival is held in Calgary and showcases underground, independent, and experimental animated films. Congratulations to all the amazing winners and nominees!
We recently received news that Nadia Mike will be getting funding from the The Harold Greenberg Fund/Territories Shorts Program for her short film Leah’s Mustache Party. The film is based on Nadia’s book of the same name, and tells the story of a young girl who loves dressing up with a mustache so much that she holds a mustache party with her friends and family. The film will be directed and produced by Nadia Mike, and written by Thomas Anguti Johnston.
Taqqut’s Roselynn Akulukjuk will be attending this year’s ImagiNATIVE festival to speak on the Future Generations: Indigenous Renaissance Through Children’s Content panel alongside Nicole Ineese Nash and Loretta Todd. This will occur on October 23rd from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM. For more information on the festival and program, click here.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is one of the world’s top animation festivals, and this year it will be screening films from 36 countries and nearly every continent. We are thrilled to announce that What’s My Superpower? has been nominated for the Young Audiences Preschool Award and will have its world premiere at OIAF. Giant Bear will also be screening as part of the Canadian Panorama. The festival runs from September 25th to 29th.
Student Summer Job Opportunity: Production Assistant and Grip
Employer: Taqqut Productions, Iqaluit, NU
Reports To: Production Team
Terms of Employment: Immediate – August 29, 2016 (Summer Student Position)
Contact Information: Brittany Choquer, [email protected]
Key Purpose of the Job:
To assist the production team in the smooth running of projects by ensuring all office and film work is conducted efficiently.
We are looking for a student returning to full-time post-secondary studies in the fall and is excited by the prospect of working in film, TV, and animation. The production assistant position will involve assisting with film projects and many tasks that occur on set and behind the scenes, including administrative work, problem solving, and creating content. There will be opportunities to learn different aspects of filmmaking, including camera work, cinematography, set design and editing. Please note this is a hands-on job that may include some light construction, lifting and outdoor activities, as needed.
- Assisting with set design and construction
- Scouting, photographing and arranging filming locations
- Arranging props and sets
- Running errands for film crew (picking up supplies and tools, prep work)
- Contributing to creative segment ideas
- Assisting with camera work
- Assisting with set lighting
- Assisting with puppeteering
- Clear communicator
- Focussed and organized
- Adaptable to changing scenarios
- Motivated and takes initiative
- Calm and personable under pressure
- Works well under tight deadlines
- Fast learner of new workflows
- Someone who is passionate about film, TV and animation!
Preferred but not essential:
- A driver’s license
- Inuktitut language skills
- Video editing experience
About Taqqut Productions:
Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Taqqut films have screened at festivals in eighteen countries, and have won over twenty international awards. Taqqut has established itself as an innovative leader in Northern youth and children’s productions, and aims to preserve the rich storytelling culture of the North.