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Scene from the Shaman's Apprentice with FIPRESCI award laurel

Angakuksajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice wins FIPRESCI Award at Annecy Film Festival

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.

Rita-Claire holding berries with the YMA symbol in the corner of the image

Anaana’s Tent nominated for the Youth Media Alliance Award of Excellence

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. 

Scene from Giant Bear with the Canadian Screen Awards 2020 laurel

Giant Bear wins Canadian Screen Award


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.

Thank you speech
We are honoured to be this year’s winners of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Short. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team that brought the project to life at Taqqut Productions and edFilms. In particular, we’d like to acknowledge the work of Beatrice Deer, the film’s vocalist and part of the score team, Solomon Awa, who gave our film a voice, and Jose Angutinngurniq, who shared the traditional story the film was based on. We are incredibly proud to be recording and sharing the stories and voices of the North. Thank you!

Thank you speech in Inuktitut



Filming wraps on Anaana’s Tent!

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.





Anaana’s Tent Casting Call


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 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 ( 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].