The fifth annual Weengushk International Film Festival took place at Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning from July 8th to 10th 2022!

In 2022, the theme of our festival was “Write From the Womb”. WIFF focused on showcasing the stories and voices of Indigenous women, two-spirit and LGBTQ2s+ folk. We want to call attention to all of the amazing work done by the Indigenous matriarchs in our community. This theme was developed by WIFF’s Founder and Artistic Director Shirley Cheechoo C.M. Dr. Cheechoo is a prime example of a strong and impactful Indigenous woman, having worked in the community for over 30 years as an award winning artist, actor and filmmaker. We believe that the stories of these women should be brought to the forefront of the arts, as in the past their voices have been silenced and pushed aside. 

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2022 Musical Acts

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Rastak

Opening & Closing Night

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Lacey Hill

Opening Night

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Vern Cheechoo Band

Opening Night

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Tom Cochrane

Closing Night

2022 Honourees & Award Winners!

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Humanitarian Award A

National Chief Roseanne Archibald

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Award of Excellence

Tina Keeper

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Medicine Bundle

Katie Jamieson

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Special Recognition Merit Award

Denise Bolduc

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Best Film

Scarborough

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Best Short Narrative

Kwekosiw - She Whistles

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Humanitarian Award B

Tonya Lee Williams

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Joshua Yesno Tribute Award

Lee Maracle-ba

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Special Recognition Builder Award

Jeanette Lavalle Corbiere

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Legendary Award

Tom Cochrane

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Best Director

Loretta Todd, director of Monkey Beach

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Best Actor

Dakota Ray Hebert of
Run Woman Run

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Culture Enrichment Award

Alanis Obomsawin

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Clearing the Path Award

Elaine Bomberry

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Special Recognition Award Spirit Award

Phyllis Ellis

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Icon Award

Robbie Robertson

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Best Documentary

One of Ours

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Best Student Film

Runs Through their Blood

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Best Screenplay

Night Raiders

Chi-Miigwetch for attending our 2022 festival! We can't wait for next year!