Festival prizes

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Prix du festival

The famous statuettes of the international Indigenous film and video festival are the work of one of the greatest Inuit sculptors,
Mattiusi Iyaituk. Cast from an original soapstone, they represent a hawk. They have been crafted exclusively for the Montréal First Peoples Festival.

The «Mattiusis» go with the three main annual awards of the festival:

  • First Rigoberta Menchu Award (social prize)
  • First Teueikan Award (artistic prize)
  • APTN Award (to an indigenous filmmaker who had a special accomplishment during the previous year)

The other prizes are:

  • Second Teueikan and Rigoberta Menchu  Awards
  • Best Documentary Award of the journal Séquences
  • Young Hope Mainfilm Award
  • Prizes for Best Animated Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography

APTN Award Nominees

The APTN award recognizes the accomplishment of an Indigenous filmmaker in Canada in the past year.

To be determined

2017 Montreal First Peoples Festival Jury

Jury members (Création-Teueikan award, Communautés-Rigoberta Menchu Tum award, best short film, best animation)

To be determined

Award ceremony

To be determined