Skoden Indigenous Film Festival is back for its third-year and will once again take place within the shared territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver, British Columbia). Formed by the School of Contemporary Art at Simon Fraser University, this festival aims to create an inclusive space for Canadian based Indigenous filmmakers. Writers, Directors, producers, DP’s, Editors, and Lead Performers of all ages and experience levels can represent their film virtually (and potentially on the big screen) in 2021.

Additionally, our goal is to Indigenize the Simon Fraser University (SFU) community and amplify the voices of Canadian Indigenous artists. The Festival will be organized by students at SFU. We want to create more proactive conversations and spaces for reconciliation. Skoden!

Best Short: 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 person in a major creative role (director, producer, writer, lead actor, editor, director of photography).

The films can be about anything! and can be short and long narrative and documentaries.

All ages and experiences levels are welcomed to submit.

The film format is Quicktime.

Overall Rating
  • Words can not explain how wonderful this festival is. There is true thought and care that is given to each filmmaker, and I commend them on their dedication to bringing awareness to Indigenous stories. A very rewarding experience.

    April 2021
  • Given the current climate for hosting a film festival, I was very surprised that these dedicated individuals pulled this together in such a good way! They situated themselves according to place by acknowledging the territories, and deeply shared their "why" for showcasing Indigenous film. I was blown away by the submissions!

    COVID could have cancelled this event, but you pushed through in a creative way!

    Mēduh | Thank you!

    May 2020
  • Thanks for hosting this year online despite challenges the world threw at us all.
    Best wishes for next year

    April 2020
  • Everett Sokol

    Amid the COVID-19 crisis I appreciate the this festival still did everything they could to create a digital online festival. They were responsive and I thank these organizers for their hard work during this strange time.

    April 2020