Greenland films in spotlight at media arts festival in Toronto

The imagineNative film and media arts festival in Toronto, Canada, will feature a heavy dose of Inuit films with an international spotlight on Greenland.

The guest programmer of the festival is Greenlandic film-maker Emile Hertling Péronard, part of the world’s smallest and newest film industry.

Making up the programme is Anori, a dramatic feature currently in post-production. Also included is Sume: the Sound of a Revolution, an award-winning documentary produced by Emile Hertling Péronard, and the comedy Fore Finger, Middle Finger, Ring Finger, Little Finger, which was made on a budget of 70 euros.

There will also be films screened by two Nunabut Inuit film-makers: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s documentary Angry Inuk (pictured), which opens the festival, and Zacharias Kunuk’s feature film Searchers.


The imagineNative film and media arts festival will run until the 23rd of October.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.