Webinar: Indigenous Storytelling in the Arctic

Through films and international visibility, we can make Indigenous cultures, peoples and languages thrive.
Join our free webinar on Thursday, 17 June to hear about the importance and meaning of Indigenous film collaboration in the Arctic from film makers themselves.


You will learn more about Indigenous storytelling in the Arctic and how it relates to film making. You will also hear how film collaboration impacts Arctic Indigenous peoples and their everyday life in their communities – the communities that are struggling with global warming and economical and social changes, and also how the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund connects the indigenous film community.

The webinar provides insight into the ways that storytelling, co-productions, Indigenous relationships, and film and media infrastructure building makes Arctic Indigenous communities stronger. It also shows how that can make our home areas, cultures and stories exciting for the global film industry.

Thursday, 17 June 2021, at 1:00 pm Norwegian time (11:00 am GMT)

Link to Youtube live stream:

The webinar will be recorded.


Liisa Holmberg, Film commissioner, International Sámi Film Institute, Sápmi, Norway

Our storytellers:

Pipaluk K. Jørgensen, Director/Producer, Greenland

Sardana Savvina, Producer, Sakha (Yakutia), Russia

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Producer/Director, Nunavut, Canada

Nyla Innuksuk, Director, Nunavut, Canada

Anne Lajla Utsi, CEO, International Sámi Film Institute, Sápmi, Norway

Visit the webpage for more information about the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund.

The webinar is organized by the International Sámi Film Institute based in Guovdageaidnu, Norway. ISFI also hosts the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Indigenous Film.