March 26 & 27 – April 5 | Online
Get ready for 2 days packed with mesmerizing films. Skoden is a film festival which features exclusively Indigenous filmmakers and creatives coast to coast. Founded on the principles of truth and reconciliation by two SFU Film students at the School for Contemporary Arts, Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace Mathisen, who created the festival in 2019.
In 2021, Skoden Indigenous Film Festival is organized as a student-led initiative and part of a class taught by Carr Sappier and Kathleen Mullen (who was involved as a Film Festival consultant and mentor since the first year).
Skoden is an Indigenous slang term that stands for ‘Let’s go then!’. And according to Carr Sappier, Skoden is emblematic of more. “Skoden represents a sense of happiness, inclusion and a space where all filmmakers can feel like they are part of something that holds them up in respect,” they say.
Beginning with a Welcome ceremony by Elder Syexwaliya, Skoden will also include Q&A sessions for all five programs.
Our team would like to acknowledge the ongoing governance of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations, on whose traditional ancestral territory since time immemorial we are privileged for housing our SFU campuses continue our education upon. Currently, there are over 200 nations in BC, and of the four nations our university is situated upon, none have signed or agreed with the BC or Canadian government about land rights.
All Films will start at a set time and be available to watch until April 5th (tickets available till April 5).
Festival tickets are on a sliding scale donation: $0, $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50. Suggested donation is $10 per program you plan to watch, but we encourage everyone to register for a free ticket if you are unable to make a financial contribution. Please note: you still need to register in order to receive a free ticket.
You will receive your link and password to the program the day of the screening.
DAY 1 – March 26th
PROGRAM 1: HEALING THE NATION
Starts at 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST 90 minute program Q&A #1: Pre-recorded
PROGRAM 2: BACK TO GRASSROOTS
Starts at 7:30pm – 9:00pm PST (1 hour 24 minutes) Q&A #2: Pre-recorded
Day 2 – March 27th
PROGRAM 3: FUTURE GENERATION
Starts 11:00am – 12:30pm PST (1 hour 30 minutes) Q&A #3: Starts 1:00pm PST ~ 30 minutes (LIVE)
PROGRAM 4: POTPOURRI
Starts 2:00pm – 3:15pm PST (1 hour and 12 minutes) Q&A #4: Starts 3:30pm PST ~ 30 minutes (LIVE)
PROGRAM 5 (bonus program): Feature Film Shadow of Dumont
Starts 6:00pm – 7:45pm PST (1 hour 36 minutes ) Q&A #5: Pre-recorded ~ 30 minutes