The Owl and the Lemming (2016)

The oral history of Inuit is filled with many folktales, legends, and myths. In this traditional story, a young owl catches a lemming to eat. Inuit stories are often instructive, and with this fable, children quickly learn the value of being clever and humble, and why pride and arrogance are to be avoided.
This short puppet film utilizes composited photographs and a set made with actual Arctic plants and lichen to create an authentic retelling of this ancient Arctic fable. This short film provides a glimpse of traditional Inuit values and beliefs.

3 minutes, Puppet animation 


Directed by Roselynn Akulukjuk
Produced by Louise Flaherty and Neil Christopher
Screenplay by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Neil Christopher

Awards and Nominations:

Best Animation, American Indian Film Festival (2016)

Achievement in Animation Filmmaking (Nominee), Los Angeles Skins Film Festival (2016)

Honourable Mention in Animation, Short.Sweet.Film Fest (2017)

Best Animated Film (Nominee), West Chester Film Festival (2017)

Best Children’s and Youth Production (Nominee), Yorkton Film Festival (2017)

Upcoming Screenings:

Saturday, August 7th – Montreal First Peoples’ Festival,  Montreal, QC
Sunday, August 13th – Asinabka Festival, Ottawa, ON
Sunday, August 27th – Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Middlebury, VT
Saturday, August 18th – Gen Con Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, August 19th – Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum – Native Cinema Showcase, New Mexico