The Nunavut International Film Festival celebrates Canadian, Greenlandic, and Circumpolar films. The goal of the festival is to foster collaboration and connection amongst Inuit filmmakers and creators in Canada and internationally and to support Inuit language, culture, and stories. The festival is held in the territory's capital Iqaluit and screens submissions of children's films, short films, documentaries, animation, feature-length films, and music videos from filmmakers across Nunavut and arctic communities.

Please note: If the $10.00 submission fee poses a barrier, please contact Holly at Qujannamiik!

Best Short
Best Arctic Film
Best Animated Film
Best Cinematography
Best Film Capturing the Human Spirit
Best Representation of Indigenous Heritage in Film
Best Documentary
*Subject to change*

1. All films should be in Inuktitut OR have Inuktitut subtitles. Films in other languages will be considered case-by-case, and we encourage all to submit.
2. Films should include Northern, Inuit, or Indigenous stories and themes.
3. If your project is selected please send any related press materials, including an electronic press kit, and photos to
4. All genres of films will be accepted.
5. Films must be submitted via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway), email at, or through digital submissions as secure Dropbox/Vimeo/Youtube links.
6. Films that have been submitted to NIFF in previous years are eligible to be resubmitted.
7. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, the applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not required to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
8. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. NIFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Please note: If the $10.00 submission fee poses a barrier, please contact Holly at Qujannamiik!

Overall Rating
  • Hanne Sørensen

    A quality film festival with good communication and you feel important, thank you!

    March 2023
  • Pejman Alipour

    IT IS GOOD BUT ....????

    March 2022
  • Daniel Guillermo Vargas Pardo

    It was a great experience to share my film in this beautiful festival. Congratulations!

    March 2022