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25.1.2020 Skábmagovat Prize to Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Media release 25.1.2020 Skábmagovat Prize to Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers   Film director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers has been awarded the Skábmagovat Prize 2020 for her work on indigenous film. The prize was given to Tailfeathers at the 22nd Skábmagovat Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival on Saturday 25th January, at the snow-built Northern Lights Theater in Inari.    Tailfeathers is a Blackfoot-Sámi filmmaker, producer, actor and activist. Tailfeathers, who grew up in Canada, has strong ties to his father’s home area in the Norwegian side of Sápmi where she has e.g. worked as an actor at the Beaivváš Sámi National Theater.   Tailfeathers graduated from
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28.10.2019 Film festival Skábmagovat renews its look to the 2020s and opens a logo competition!

Film festival Skábmagovat renews its look to the 2020s and opens a logo competition! The Friends of Sámi Art as is renewing Skábmagovat – Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival’s logo and now opening a logo competition for Sámi artists. The new logo is intended to update the festival’s look to the 2020s. Trought competition the organisation is looking for a new logo that reflects the uniqueness of the festival. Festival aims to honor indigenous films, provide rich festival experiences to all tastes, serve meeting place for different people and raise awareness of the Arctic and Sámi culture. Contestants are encouraged to
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17.10.2019 Skábmagovat Film Festival in 2020: something new, something old and a few surprises

MEDIA RELEASE 17.10.2019 Skábmagovat Film Festival in 2020: something new, something old and a few surprises The Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival Skábmagovat will take place in Inari, Finland, from 23 to 26 January 2020. This winter, the festival will focus on the strengthening of roots and the connection to land. In addition to Sámi cinema, the film programme will spotlight the film production of South America, focusing especially on indigenous films from Peru. The festival will, for example, screen the Aymara-language film Wiñaypacha (Eternity) by Óscar Catacora, a film which has also been Peru’s candidate for the Academy Awards. “Through
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