Festival prizes

Prix du festival

The 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 Montréal First Peoples Festival.

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

  • First Rigoberta Menchu Award (social prize)
  • First Teueikan Award (artistic prize)
  • 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
  • Young Hope Mainfilm Award
  • Prizes for Best Animated Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography

2016 Montréal First Peoples Festival Jury

Caroline Monnet, présidente
Alma Salem
Julie René
Leticia Vera
Victorino Tejaxun
Cheli Nighttraveler

APTN Award Nominees

Sonia Bonspille-Boileau (Le Dep et Oka Legacy)
Adam Garnet-Jones (Firesong)
Courtney Montour (Sex Spirit Strength)
Ron E. Scott (Blackstone – Season 5)