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.
2022 Musical Acts
Opening & Closing Night
Vern Cheechoo Band
2022 Honourees & Award Winners!
Humanitarian Award A
National Chief Roseanne Archibald
Award of Excellence
Special Recognition Merit Award
Best Short Narrative
Kwekosiw - She Whistles
Humanitarian Award B
Tonya Lee Williams
Joshua Yesno Tribute Award
Special Recognition Builder Award
Jeanette Lavalle Corbiere
Loretta Todd, director of Monkey Beach
Dakota Ray Hebert of
Run Woman Run
Culture Enrichment Award
Clearing the Path Award
Special Recognition Award Spirit Award
One of Ours
Best Student Film
Runs Through their Blood
Chi-Miigwetch for attending our 2022 festival! We can't wait for next year!