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Artless Collective short horror film "Conibear" heads to France!

YELLOWKNIFE, NT- Artless Collective announced December 7, 2015 that their short horror film, CONIBEAR, has been chosen to screen with Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent Package at the world’s most prestigious short film festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival in France on February 10, 2016.



The short horror film, clocking in at 10 minutes, revolves around two trappers in the sub-arctic of the NWT who struggle with maintaining their sanity amidst a tragic accident on the trapline. The film plays like a beautiful waking nightmare and explores the issues of isolation, brutal temperatures and alcoholism.


Conibear was created for the Dead North Film Festival that Artless Collective has hosted since 2013. The festival challenges Northern filmmakers to create original short films in the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres. Film teams are given two months to write, shoot and edit these films and the films are then screened over the course of a two day festival. Since it’s creation, Dead North has been responsible for the production of 28 short films made exclusively by Northerners, across all 3 territories. To date, at least 3 Dead North films have been accepted and screened at major festivals such as NYC Horror Festival, Fantasia, and now Clermont-Ferrand.



Situated in the middle of France, Clermont-Ferrand is a relatively small town that hosts the world’s most prestigious short film festival. With an attendance of 100,000 that nearly doubles its population, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival is an extremely exciting opportunity for Artless Collective not only to showcase Conibear but to also represent the North in front of an international audience. Telefilm’s Not Short on Talent is responsible for choosing films that represent Canadian filmmakers at Clermont-Ferrand and Artless Collective is very humbled to say that out of 150 submissions, Conibear made the cut of only nine films selected.


Artless Collective is very excited that Conibear has been accepted to Clermont Ferrand and they will be attending the festival in person, wearing fur from the trapline, and representing the NWT and Northerners with great pride to an international audience.


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