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Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) 2015

The Yellowknife International Film Festival (YKIFF) is hosted by Western Arctic Moving Pictures (WAMP), in the capital city of Canada's Northwest Territories. YKIFF showcases film and new media works from all over the Canadian and Circumpolar North with selected international works.

The 9th annual festival is a celebration of the best of Northwest Territories Film and films relevant to circumpolar audiences while supporting the growing infrastructure in the Northwest Territories. YKIFF gives a big hand to the hard work and dedication of all the local writers, directors and producers who are creating great work against the odds in a harsh environment.

The film festival in partnership with the NWT professional media asociation (NWTPMA) strives to provide valuable professional development opportunities for local content creators and inspire creative networks with established producers and institutions across Canada. This year, they are offering many different information and consultations sessions with institutions like Bell Media, the Canada Media Fund, the National Screen Institute and Raindance Canada.

As part of the festivals youth component the YKIFF is hosting the Dominion Diamond Youth Delegate Program, where local youth produce work with professional music video directors and engage in festival events over the weekend. A big thank you to film festival partners l'association Franco-culturelle de Yellowknife (AFCY) for assisting us in providing excellent french language programming this year! If you are unable to make it to Yellowknife for the festivities in October, stay tuned for the YKIFF On-The-Road Regional NWT Tour which will bring a selection of this years screenings to communities throughout the NWT after the festival concludes in Yellowknife. 

Enjoy the 2015 YKIFF program and all of the special events.

Thanks to all of the partners and sponsors for their generous support, and an extra special thanks to the incredible volunteers!

Major Festival Sponsors & Partners:

Western Arctic Moving Pictures
Canadian Heritage
GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment
GNWT Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Dominion Diamond
City Of Yellowknife
NWT Professional Media Association: Festival Partner
Capital Suites
Association Franco-culturelle de Yellowknife (AFCY) : Festival Partner
And to:

The NWT Film Commission
Kopykat North
SOS New Media
Roys Audiotronic