Nestled in the wilderness off Great Slave Lake’s shores in Canada’s Northwest Territories is the secluded, subarctic First Nations community of Whatì, population 492. Caribou, gray wolves and black bears roam. There are no all-season roads.
The vast petroleum potential of the Northwest Territories (NWT) is often touted as world-class and a new publication series is now taking the lead on sharing the scientific information behind this resource.
The Sun At Midnight continues to shine the industry’s spotlight on the Northwest Territories. The film was one of a select few films from across Canada to receive a coveted spot during the PERSPECTIVE CANADA BERLIN, a Telefilm Canada Showcase at the European Film Market, where it was highlighted to an audience of 9,000+ industry professionals from around the world.
The European Film Market is one of the world’s top networking events for the film industry; and for the first time, this year, the NWT’s film industry will have a presence. Amos Scott of Yellowknife and Jerri Thrasher of Inuvik made the journey to Berlin to take part in the European Film Market, which is hosted in conjunction with Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festival February 9-19.
Eight participants from the Sahtu business community honed their proposal writing skills this week during a workshop in Norman Wells. The free event, held February 7-9, included tips, tactics and best practices for writing convincing and successful funding proposals.