Magazine article Screen International

Arctic Indigenous Film Fund Launches with Five Partners (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Arctic Indigenous Film Fund Launches with Five Partners (Exclusive)

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Annual budget could rise to $25m by 2021.

Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

International partners from across the Arctic - in Canada, Greenland, Sapmi (also known as Lapland) and Russia - are joining forces to create the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund, which was officially launched today at the Indigenous Film Conference in Kautokeino, northern Norway.

The fund will support development and production of indigenous film projects in the Arctic, encourage co-productoins and strengthen collaboration between film institutions, companies, producers and universities.

The fund will be established under the International Sami Film Institute in Norway, which is this week hosting its second Indigenous Film Conference. The ISFI was established in 2009 and has been working towards the creation of this cross-border Arctic fund since 2012.

The four other partners in the fund are Canada Media Fund, Greenland Film Makers, Nunavut Film Development Corporation in Canada, and Archy Film Association based in Yakutia, Russia. The ISFI hopes to also add a partner in Alaska later this year. …

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