Skoden Indigenous Film Festival is back for its fifth-year and will once again take place in the beginning of April 2023 within the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations. Formed by the School of Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University (SFU), this festival aims to create an inclusive space for Indigenous filmmakers. Indigenous writers, directors, producers, and lead performers of all ages and experience levels can represent their films on the big screen in 2023.
Additionally, our goal is to Indigenize the SFU community and amplify the voices of Indigenous artists. The Festival will be organized by students at SFU, in the Skoden Course taught by festival co-founder Carr Sappier, and mentor Kathleen Mullen. We want to create more proactive conversations and spaces for Reconcili-Action. Skoden!
Best Film: An award selected by the judges as the best all-around film.
Audience Favourite: An award chosen by the audience for their most favourite film.
Trickster Award: An award for the most innovative filmmaker who bucks conventions and redefines style. This award values creativity over experience.
Must be Canada-based and have an Indigenous key creative (director, producer, writer, lead actor).
The films can be about anything! Films can be a maximum of 40 minutes long and can be narratives or documentaries.
All ages and experience levels are welcome to submit.