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WELCOMEWIFF2024

Join us for a transformative journey of powerful films, cultural exchanges, and inspiring workshops at the Weengushk International Film Festival. Experience the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture through storytelling, music, and performances. Let's honor the warriors of residential schools and celebrate the creativity and strength of Indigenous voices from around the world.

WHERE


Venue 1: Four Directions Complex
1300 HWY 540 Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, ON

Venue 2: Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre
66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON

WHEN

 
JULY 12, 2024 - OPENING NIGHT
 
JULY 13, 2024 - FESTIVAL DAY
 
JULY 14, 2024 - RED CARPET AWARDS GALA

Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling and Resilience

OPENING NIGHT

30 DAYS TO THE EVENT
This evening promises a blend of cultural celebration, cinematic excellence, and valuable networking opportunities.
When
Jul 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where
Little Current,
Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada

WHAT TO WATCH

Feature Films and Presentations

  • SUGAR CANE: Festival Opening Night
    SUGAR CANE: Festival Opening Night
    Fri, Jul 12
    Little Current
    Jul 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    This evening promises a blend of cultural celebration, cinematic excellence, and valuable networking opportunities.
  • BONES OF CROWS: Special Presentation
    BONES OF CROWS: Special Presentation
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Bones of Crows is a psychological drama told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch, Aline Spears, as she survives Canada's residential school system to continue her family's generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism and sexual abuse.
  • Hey, Viktor!
    Hey, Viktor!
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    A struggling Indigenous actor tries to rejuvenate his career by getting a sequel made to the beloved film Smoke Signals, in star and director Cody Lightning’s wildly funny debut mockumentary.
  • Tautuktavuk (What We See)
    Tautuktavuk (What We See)
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 2:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    An evocative, drawn-from-life tale from directors Carol Kunnuk and Lucy Tulugarjuk about two siblings’ attempts to heal and overcome trauma during the pandemic.

Documentaries

  • Twice Colonized
    Twice Colonized
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Renowned Inuit lawyer Aaju Peter who has led a lifelong fight for the rights of her people. When her youngest son unexpectedly passes away, Aaju embarks on a personal journey to bring her colonizers in both Canada and Denmark to justice.
  • Lakota Nation vs. United States
    Lakota Nation vs. United States
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 3:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 3:10 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    It is the most sacred place on earth, the birthplace of the Lakota that has shaped thought, identity and philosophy for the Očéti Šakówiŋ since time immemorial--the life-giving land known as the Black Hills.
  • WaaPaKe (Tomorrow)
    WaaPaKe (Tomorrow)
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    For generations, the suffering of residential school Survivors has radiated outward, impacting Indigenous families and communities.

Short Films

  • WFI Student Films Showcase
    WFI Student Films Showcase
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Little Current, 66 Meredith St E, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    WIFF 2024 as we proudly present the WFI Student Films Showcase. Watch films from Directors, DEXTER BOWERMAN, PAUL MACINTYRE, PRESLEY MEAWASIGE, and VANESSA OMINIKA
  • Short Film Program 1
    Short Film Program 1
    Sat, Jul 13
    Little Current
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    Jul 13, 2024, 8:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
    Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, 1300 ON-540, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, Canada
    "Mary Two Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again" (32 min) "The Alexander Ball" (30 min) "Butterfly/Bataplai" (12 min) "NIGIQTUQ (The South Wind)" (17 min, 2023)
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