A total of five NFB films will screen at this year’s festival, with world premieres of a new feature documentary by journalist and filmmaker Michelle Shephard and a short doc by Chipewyan Prairie First Nation director Eric Janvier.
There are also three local premieres: a feature-length musical and cinematic experience co-directed by Inuit singer/creator Tanya Tagaq and Toronto’s Chelsea McMullan; a highly personal short doc by Edmonton-born and raised lori lozinski; and the latest short from Calgary’s own Oscar-nominated animation duo of Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.
The festival is taking place this year from September 22 to October 2 in hybrid form, with in-person events combined with online screenings, geo-restricted to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
NFB lineup at CIFF
Heartbeat of a Nation by Eric Janvier (20 min)
Produced by Coty Savard for the North West Studio in Edmonton
Ever Deadly by Tanya Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan (90 min)
Produced by Lea Marin, Anita Lee and Kate Vollum for the Ontario Studio in Toronto
A Motorcycle Saved My Life by lori lozinski (12 min)
Produced by Teri Snelgrove for the Pacific and Yukon Studio in Vancouver
The Flying Sailor by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis (7 min 45 s)
Produced by David Christensen for the North West Studio in Edmonton