CELEBRATE THE SÁMI NATIONAL DAY WITH FILMS!
CELEBRATE THE SÁMI NATIONAL DAY WITH SÁMI FILMS!
Now you can watch new Sámi feature films in cinemas. At the same time, a lot of events are screening Sámi films in celebration of the Sámi National Day. Additionally, you can enjoy Sámi films from the comfort of your home through the Skábmagovat online festival and our streaming site, Sápmifilm.
SÁMI FILMS IN CINEMAS NOW
These are some of the Sámi films in cinemas now.
Check out your local cinema to see if the films are screened. If not, please ask them to do so.
100 min | 12+ | Skolt Sámi
The first skoltsámi feature film. Iida, an elderly Skolt Sámi woman who has abandoned her past under the pressures of assimilation, weaving across three different historical eras to examine the fate of Finland’s Indigenous peoples in the post-war period.
Screening at cinemas in Norway and Sweden from February 2nd.
EALLOGIERDU – THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME
95 min | 12+ | Norther Sámi
The first Sámi feature romantic drama film. After living for many years in Oslo, Lena moves back to Sápmi in Northern Norway with her young son to explore Sami gender in an art project. While researching in the wintry tundra, she falls in love with reindeer herder Máhtte – whose mother, the head of the family, disapproves of the relationship.
Screening at cinemas in Norway from February 9th.
JUŊGELVEAHKA – JOHTÁ BIRRA MÁILMMI
88 min | 7+ | Northern Sámi
It is an action-packed, thrilling animated film with plenty of speed and excitement. It is great entertainment for the whole family.
Who do you call to help when a mysterious supervillain covers the jungle with pink foam that explodes on contact with water? The Jungle Bunch! Less than a month before the rainy season, the race against time is on. From the North Pole to the Far East, crossing mountains, deserts and oceans, our heroes will have to travel the world in search of an antidote, far from their favorite jungle!
Screening at cinemas in Norway and Sweden from February 6th. It will be available in Finland in March.
BOVTTÁŠVÁRRI – LÁHPPON MONNI
80 min | All ages | Northern Sámi
Follow the disappearance of the final Little Egg of the season in strange circumstances, leading Oona and her friends to embark on a race against time to try to save it before a big storm hits Puffin Rock and puts the island in danger.
Screening at cinemas in Sweden from February 6th.
MÁHCCAN – HOMECOMING
76 min | Documentary | Northern Sámi
The film is set in the Museum world in a turning point, where the national museums have to deal with their colonialistic history. The National Museum of Finland returned thousands of everyday objects taken from the indigenous Sámi people back to them.
Filmmaker Suvi West takes the audience behind the scenes of the museum world, revealing a visual, philosophical, and spiritual realm. She seeks a connection with ancestors through old museum objects, eventually arriving at the collective pain points of the Sámi people. How can the damage caused by outsiders be repaired so that collective pains can be left behind?
Stream films at home that are usually only screened at festivals and cinemas. A monthly subscription gives you access to a unique collection of Indigenous short, feature- and documentary films, all collected at one site. The site is available for both institutional and private end-consumers. With a monthly subscription for only 59 NOK per month, you get access to our collection of over 100 Sámi and Indigenous films. Please note that some of the films you have to rent individually.
If you want to screen the films for non-commercial or educations purposes, you can do that through Sápmifilm. For other events, you need separate agreements. Please read further down.
BOVTTÁŠVÁRRI – LÁHPPON MONNI
Is available on Sápmifilm from February 6th. Note! It is only available in Norway, but it will soon be available in Finland and Sweden, too.
If there are no cinemas nearby you, or do you want to show Sámi films at an event?
We offer the films Je´vida and Bovttášvárri to Sámi language and culture centers, schools, and others who wish to arrange community screenings in areas without cinemas. We can help you with the contact for other sámi films as well.