Logo image by Samaqani Cocahq / Natalie Sappier

The 2021 Skoden Indigenous Film Festival

March 26 – April 5 | Online

More festival information to come! Please check back – and sign up for the Skoden Newsletter.

Lead by co-instructors Kathleen Mullen and Carr Sappier, the 2021 edition of the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival will be a student-centred course in the School for the Contemporary Arts, but open to all SFU students.

Course description

CA 389 (D100): Selected Topics in the Fine and Performing Arts
Spring 2021 (January – April)
Wednesdays: 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM (PT) | Fridays (Lab): 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (PT) | Online
Instructors: Kathleen Mullen and Carr Sappier
Guest Speakers: curators, filmmakers, and special guests

Open to all SFU students

Interested students must email fcat_indg@sfu.ca to enrol.

This is an introductory film course designed to facilitate the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival. Prior experience with film exhibition and programming is not required. However, the ability to work independently and in groups is vital. Students will be called upon to be in committees that determine locations, fundraising, publicity, programming, exhibition and projection and other areas needed for a successful festival. The focus of the programming is on Indigenous film from Canada, and through this class we hope to offer another avenue for practicing decolonization and providing a platform for under represented filmmakers and artists. This is an interdisciplinary course and we welcome students from outside the School for the Contemporary Arts. Students who have taken CA 389 under a different topic can take the course again for further credit.

See Skoden in the SFU course calendar

2021 Submissions are now open

The 2021 Skoden Indigenous Film Festival is now accepting submissions on FilmFreeway.

Deadlines

December 31, 2020, is the early-bird deadline, and January 20, 2021, is the regular deadline.

Categories
  • Short Films
  • Documentary Feature Films
  • Feature Narrative Films
Rules & Terms
  • Must be Canada-based and have an Indigenous person in a major creative role (director, writer, lead actor, editor, director of photography).
  • The films can be about anything and can be short or long narrative-based films or documentaries.
  • All ages and experiences levels are welcomed to submit.
  • The film format is Quicktime.
Awards & Prizes
  • Best Short: An award selected by the judges as the best all-around film.
  • Audience Favourite: An award chosen by the audience for their most favourite film.
  • Trickster Award: An award for the most innovative filmmaker who bucks conventions and redefines style. This award values creativity over experience.

Submit your films on FilmFreeway.

About Skoden

Used by Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, Skoden is a unifying word that transcends a single language. Skoden is slang for “let's go then”. It’s an attitude and a battle cry and we’ve decided to take it to heart.

Held within the heart of Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Skoden is a one day film festival, featuring the works of British Columbia based Indigenous filmmakers and talent. Started in 2019 by two SFU Film students at The School for Contemporary Arts, Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace Mathisen, the festival was created to showcase Indigenous filmmakers and to Indigenize the SFU community. Festival-goers will be able to attend two short film programs and special events, celebrating Indigenous voices and cultivating more active discussions about reconciliation.

Find out more about Skoden on the festival's main page.

Presented by the SCA with the support of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Contact  

Contact us at skoden_fest@sfu.ca
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Organizers, from left, Nicole Manson, Grace Mathisen, Kathleen Mullen, Noe Rodriguez, Kim Hockey, and Carr Sappier (front) during the inaugural Skoden Indigenous Film Festival. Image: SCA News.

About Skoden

Used by Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, Skoden is a unifying word that transcends a single language. Skoden is slang for “let's go then”. It’s an attitude and a battle cry and we’ve decided to take it to heart.

Held within the heart of Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh territories, Skoden is a one day film festival, featuring the works of British Columbia based Indigenous filmmakers and talent. Started in 2019 by two SFU Film students at The School for Contemporary Arts, Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace Mathisen, the festival was created to showcase Indigenous filmmakers and to Indigenize the SFU community. Festival-goers will be able to attend two short film programs and special events, celebrating Indigenous voices and cultivating more active discussions about reconciliation.

Find out more about Skoden on the festival's main page.

Presented by the SCA with the support of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.

Contact  

Contact us at skoden_fest@sfu.ca
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on TikTok
Skoden on FilmFreeway  

Skoden Newsletter

Want to be first to hear news and updates about the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival? Follow the link to sign up for the Skoden Newsletter now: SIGN ME UP!

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April 05, 2021