Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing (2017)

Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing tells the story of an ice-fishing trip taken by two unlikely friends—Ukaliq the Arctic hare and Kalla the lemming. Well-meaning but impatient, Ukaliq can’t catch a single Arctic char! Good thing Kalla is there. Embodying the calm, thoughtful nature of traditional hunters and those who live in the Arctic, Kalla shares his wisdom—and his snacks—with his unprepared friend. This fun, the educational short film shows how important it is to be patient, kind, and prepared for whatever comes.

5 minutes, 2D animation


Written and Directed by Nadia Mike
Produced by Neil Christopher, Danny Christopher, and Louise Flaherty


Awards and Nominations:

Award Winner
  • 2017 Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum Native Cinema Showcase (New Mexico, USA) – Best Animated Short
Award Nominee
  • 2017 American Indian Film Festival (San Francisco, CA, USA) – Nominated for Animated Short
  • 2017 LA Skins Film Fest (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – Nominated for Best Animation
  • 2019 Nuuk International Film Festival (Nuuk, Greenland)


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