Tourism, Arts and Culture

New digital fund gives voice to B.C. storytellers’ film shorts

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Tourism, Arts and Culture

New digital fund gives voice to B.C. storytellers’ film shorts

Media Contacts
Carla Wormald
Manager
Government Communications & Public Engagement
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
778 698-8199
Rumnique Nannar
Content & Communications Specialist
Creative BC
604 730-2240
Media Contacts
Carla Wormald
Manager
Government Communications & Public Engagement
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
778 698-8199
Rumnique Nannar
Content & Communications Specialist
Creative BC
604 730-2240

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Digital fund recipients

The CBC + Creative BC Digital Production Fund recipients are:

OshKiKiShiKaw: New Day
Filmmaker: Jules Koostachin
A followup to her previous short documentary, NiiSoTeWak, this follows 12-year-old Cree twins Tapwewin and Pawekin as they journey to their ancestral homeland of Attiwapiskat for a ceremony celebrating the cutting of their hair.

Biker Bob's Posthumous Adventure
Director: Cat Mills; producer: Joella Cablu
Six strangers are brought together when a bottle containing the message “Biker Bob, if you find me turn me loose” washes up on Vancouver Island. At the bottom of the bottle: human ashes.
 
Inside an Athlete's Head: Season 2
Producer/director: Michael Hamilton
Inside an Athlete’s Head: Season 2 takes viewers on thought-provoking and candid journeys into the minds of Canada’s most compelling professional and amateur athletes.

Ashbridge
Producers: Carl Bessai and Munire Armstrong
A short-form scripted pilot focusing on the mosaic of new Canadians who interact with a refugee settlement agency in Vancouver.

This Ink Runs Deep
Producer: Kent Donguines
Indigenous tattoo artists connect with their culture and heal others by resurrecting their ancestors’ practices.  

BiiDaaBan: The Dawn Comes
Filmmaker: Amanda Strong
In this short stop-motion animation Biidaaban sets out to harvest sap from sugar maples from an urban Ontario neighbourhood. This suburb is primarily inhabited by Settlers. The practice of harvesting sap goes back to time immemorial for the Anishinaabe people. Biidaaban works in continuum with this practice, accompanied by her friend Sabe and other spirit beings that once lived in this area. The neighbourhood acts as both nemesis and provider. The fear of being caught plays up against the bravery it takes to continue ceremony and practice on occupied lands. Biidaaban: The Dawn Comes was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for best animated short. 

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