Sámi Short Film Awarded at imagineNATIVE

Inga-Wiktoria Påve and Anders Sunna’s short film Morit Elena Morit was awarded at imagineNATIVE. The animation was screened with other Sámi productions at the world’s biggest indigenous film festival last week.

During the largest indigenous festival taking place in Toronto received Inga-Wiktoria Påve and Anders Sunna the Jane Glassco award for emerging talent. The prize is given to newcomers annually. With the prize it comes a total amount of 2,000 dollar which is ca 16,500 Swedish kronor.

The Jury was impressed by the aesthetic flare and courage of these emerging creators. They tackled challenging subject matter with originality, resulting in a poignant, haunting, textural feast. – Sun Jury

The animation film was in the this year’s Riddu Riđđu section and is about Sápmi and how colonisation has affected Sápmi. “We haven’t expected to win and when they announced this I was thinking whether it was really true.” I think both of us were in a bit of shock, says Inga-Wiktoria Påve to Buorre iđit Sápmi.


Featured photo: Private
Source: Sveriges Radio

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