Festival prizes

Prix du festival

This year, awards will be announced in November.

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
  • Best Canadian Short Film Award presented by Radio-Canada ($1000 prize)
  • Main Film Emerging Filmmaker Award ($1000 prize)
  • Prizes for Best Animated Film, Best International Short Film, Best Cinematography

APTN Award Nominees

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

Jeff Barnaby for Blood Quantum 
Sonia Bonspille Boileau for Rustic Oracle
Marie Clements for Red Snow
Tasha Hubbard for nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Zacharias Kunuk for One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk
Shelley Niro for The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw
Alanis Obomsawin for Jordan River Anderson, le messager
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn for The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

2019 Montréal First Peoples Festival Jury
Jury members (Création-Teueikan award, Communautés-Rigoberta Menchu Tum award, best short film, best animated film)

To be determined

Best documentary (Prix Séquences)
Luc Chaput from the revue Séquences

Prix de la Relève
Jury MainFilm