May 05, 2012

Animated Inuit film honored

Education : Animated Nunavut film honoured at Cine Las Americas International Film FestivalThe award-winning animated Nunavut film Amaqqut Nunaat: The Country of Wolves has won the jury award for "Best Narrative Short" at the 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Cine Las Americas is a multi-cultural, non-profit organization based in Austin Texas. Its mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and growth by educating, entertaining and challenging diverse audiences through film and media arts.

"This film seems to be getting a lot of positive responses from audiences across the world," said Director Neil Christopher. "I couldn't be happier with how this traditional Inuit story is being received."

Amaquut Nunaat is based on an Inuit traditional story that can be found across Nunavut.
Comment:  For more on Inuit filmmaking, see Natives and Québécois Partner on Film and National Distribution for On the Ice.

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