Festival prizes

Prix du festival

Monday August 13, 5 p.m. Concordia, Cinbéma De Sève

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 Short Film, Best Cinematography

APTN Award Nominees

Kevin Bacon Hervieux for Innu Nikamu : chanter la résistance
Marie Clements for Droit devant
Alanis Obomsawin for Le Chemin de guérison
Kim O’Bomsawin for Ce silence qui tue
Wayne Wapeemukwa for Luk’Luk’l

2018 Montréal First Peoples Festival Jury

Sébastien Aubin 
Kay Dickinson 
Diane Obomsawin 
Thérèse Ottawa 
Carlos Tamup 
Lesvia Vela