Nine Arctic Indigenous Filmmakers Selected for Witness 2024 Film Training and Mentorship Program


The selected filmmakers and their projects are:

  • Ashley Qilavaq-Savard and Jennifer Kilabuk (Inuit, Canada) – Project: Intergenerational Climate Activism
  • Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets’aii Gwich’in, United States) – Project: This is a Story About Salmon
  • Marc Fussing Rosbach (Inuk, Greenland) – Project: Our Ancestors’ Secrets
  • Johannes Vang (Sámi, Norway) – Project: Red-Shaded Green
  • Elin Marakatt (Sámi, Sweden) and Sara Beate Eira (Sámi, Norway) – Project: Untitled [Cloudberry]
  • Eriel Lugt and Carmen Kuptana (Inuvialuit, Canada) – Project: Untitled

These filmmakers were chosen for their compelling proposals and dedication to shedding light on the impacts of climate change within their communities. Witness 2024 will provide them with workshops, training grants, and mentorship from esteemed Canadian Indigenous filmmakers, Darlene Naponse and Jason Ryle.

The films produced during the program will premiere at the Skábmagovat Film Festival in Inari, Finland, in January 2025.

Read more about Witness 2024 Film Training and Mentorship Program at AIFF.

What is AIFF? The Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF) is a film fund dedicated to films and filmmakers with Arctic Indigenous origins. The Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF) was launched in 2018 by Sundance Institute, Canada Media Fund, ISFI, Nunavut Film Corporation, Film Greenland and Sakha Film. Read more about AIFF here.