November 4, 2020
The 2020 Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) begins today. Presented by Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP), the virtual 5-day celebration of film and creative media runs until Saturday.
Film enthusiasts and movie buffs from across the Northwest Territories will be able to relax in the comfort of their homes and stream critically acclaimed northern and international films from around the globe. The virtual platform is unique for 2020 and is an adaptation to ensure festival-goers can both participate and protect themselves from potential COVID-19 exposure.
NWT Film Commissioner Camilla MacEachern says the virtual edition of the Yellowknife International Film Festival is a wonderful opportunity to reach a wider audience.
The 14th annual YKIFF will include 13 feature files, 30 short films and live stream events such as workshops, information sessions and even a pitch competition. The YKIFF film guide is available now and provides excellent summaries of the films.
The Northwest Territories (NWT) shines in the YKIFF line-up which will feature productions that highlight northern people, landscapes and stories.
With an exciting offering of NWT content, festival goers are encouraged to check out these local productions:
- Family Routes by Keith Robertson
- Fish N The Arctic by Ryan Gregory
- Quarantine at the Edge Of The World by Nicolas Pollock and Pat Kane
- Northern Her by Caroline Cox, Tiffany Ayalik
- Rated N by Artless Collective
- Sh*t I found Diving by Jeremy MacDonald
- Singing Apart Together by Keith Robertson
- Walking In Two Worlds by Chole Dragon Smith
- Puppet Karaoke by Ady McLeod
- Home Waters by Sophia Grogono
- This is What Happens When You Aren’t Taught To Bead by Gail Cyr
- The Day the Rocket Left by Ben McGregor
YKIFF passes are available now on the YKIFF website. All-Access Passes are $75 and Half-passes (6 screenings) are $40.