Festival prizes


Prix du festivalThe 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 Montreal First Peoples Festival.

The «Mattiusis» go with the three main annual awards of the festival:

  • the First Rigoberta Menchu Award (social prize)
  • the first Teueikan Award (artistic prize)
  • the 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
  • The Young Hope Mainfilm Award
  • The Coup de coeur de la Fabrique culturelle presented by Télé-Québec
  • The prizes for Best Animated Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography

2015 Montreal First Peoples Festival Jury

Nadia Myre, president
Yves Sioui-Durand
Julie Perron
Lesvia Vela
Bérénice Mollen-Dupuis