What’s My Superpower (2019)

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed, friends who can jump so far she thinks they can fly, and friends who are better than her at a million other things. As Nalvana tries out each of her friends’ superpowers with no success, she wonders if she might be the only kid in town without a special talent. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special—and that her superpower was right in front of her all along.

9 mins, 2D animation, Inuktitut & English



Written by Aviaq Johnston

Directed by Justin Heymans

Produced by Neil Christopher and Monica Ittusardjuat


Awards and Nominations:

Award Nominee 

  • 2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa, ON, Canada) – Young Audiences Competition (Preschool)


  • 2019 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • 2019 Gig Harbor Film Festival (Gig Harbor, WA, USA)
  • 2019 Regent Park Film Festival (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • 2019 Cork Film Festival (Cork, Ireland) 
  • 2019 Nuuk International Film Festival (Nuuk, Greenland)
  • 2020 Māoriland Film Festival (Ōtaki, New Zealand)
  • 2020 Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
  • 2020 Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • 2020 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival (Bellingham, WA, USA)
  • 2020 BAMkids Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • 2020 PLAY Lisbon’s International Kids Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2020 Underexposed Film Festival (Rock Hill, SC, USA)
  • 2020 Providence Children’s Film Festival (Providence, RI, USA)
  • 2020 Reel 2 Reel International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (Festival cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • 2020 Aspen Shortsfest (Aspen, CO, USA)
  • 2020 The Scene: Youth Media Festival (Saskatoon, SK, Canada) (Festival cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • 2020 Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Dawson City, YT, Canada)
  • 2020 Anibar Animation Festival (Pejë, Kosovo) (online edition due to COVID-19)
  • 2020 Native Spirit Film Festival (London, UK)
  • 2020 Mill Valley Film Festival (San Rafael, CA, USA)