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SKÁBMAGOVAT FILM FESTIVAL: PROGRAMME IS READY AND TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD

Dec 15, 2016 12:55 PM

The programme of the 2017 Skábmagovat festival offers gems of Maori Cinema and new awarded Sámi films. The programme is available on the festival’s website at www.skabmagovat.fi. The information on the films, shows and other events of the festival are in North Sámi, Finnish and English. The 19th Skábmagovat Film Festival takes place in Inari from 26 to 29 January 2017. 2017.

SKÁBMAGOVAT FILM FESTIVAL: PROGRAMME IS READY AND TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD

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This winter, the festival spotlights the Maori

 

The Maori are in the spotlight at the 2017 Skábmagovat Film Festival. The festival introduces the audience to the rise of Maori cinema from the backrow to the front by screening, for example the documentary Hautoa ma! The Rise of Maori Cinema. The documentary deals with the nature, background and roots of Maori film. Taika Waititi’s road to Hollywood is also evidence of the strong position the Maori have in the indigenous film world. Skábmagovat will screen the brightest gems created by Waititi. In other respects, too, the festival will show a luxuriant set of new Maori films, from strong documentaries to short films and wild action movies. The programme is complemented by a concert of the Maori singer Moana Maniapoto on 28 January 2017.

 

2017: a jubilee year for the Sámi

 

Skábmagovat is one of the oldest indigenous film festivals in the world. In 2017, the Sámi celebrate the centenary of their national day and Sámi cinema its 30th anniversary. Skábmagovat honours these celebrations by screening the first Sámi film Pathfinder (1987) and a brand new documentary on Elsa Laula Renberg, the early inspiration behind the pan-Sámi spirit. The strength of Sámi short film was manifested in the two awards granted to Sámi films at the Toronto imagineNATIVE festival in October 2016: to Marja Helander’s Dolastallat and Sofia Jannok’s We Are Still Here. In addition to these films, the festivall will show, for example, several world premieres of short films and the awarded documentary Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest by Katja Gauriloff.

 

Advance tickets can be bought online

 

Now that the programme has been published, tickets are also being sold. They can be bought in advance online at www.skabmagovat.fi. Advance tickets are available until 26 January 2017.

 

Films will be screened at the Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos, the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, and the Northern Lights Theatre, the theatre made from snow.  In the festival week, tickets can be bought at the Sámi Museum Siida, and also at Sajos and the Northern Lights Theatre before their screenings.

 

The Skábmagovat Film Festival is arranged by the Friends of Sámi Art in cooperation with the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida, the Cultural Centre Sajos, the Indigenous Film Centre Skábma, the Sámi Education Institute, the International Sámi Film Institute, and YLE Sápmi.

The festival has Jenni Haukio, the First Lady of Finland, as its patron.

Further information:

Jorma Lehtola, Artistic Director, tel. +358 50 4144 349

Anne Kirste Aikio, Festival Director, tel. +358 40 7681 689

Sunna Nousuniemi, Producer, tel. +358 40 9666 318

Sámi museum, Siida, Inarintie 46, FI-99870 Inari, tel. +358 (0)400 898 212, siida@samimuseum.fi, www.siida.fi

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