Available Light Film Festival 2022: Feb 11 to 28

ALFF Creator Talk: Community-based Filmmaking with Danis Goulet (Recorded Feb 12)

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Stream began February 12, 2022 4:30 PM UTC
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This event will be live-streamed over the Eventive platform, participants are encouraged to ask questions through the chat feature. If in-person participation is an option, registrants will be contacted directly to signup to attend.

We are post-producing the recording. In the meantime, you can watch this recording by scrolling to the 07:25 minute mark where the presentation starts.


Community-based filmmaking is a broad term that encompasses making films in communities, and generally means community is involved in some way, either as cast or crew on the film. In some cases, it means that the filmmaking process endeavours to be more collective, sometimes it involves using non-professional actors from the community. In this master class, Danis will give examples of community filmmaking models and will talk about a short film called BAREFOOT that she made in her home community in northern Saskatchewan.


Facilitator: Danis Goulet is an award-winning writer and director. Her films have screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, the Berlin International Film Festival, MoMA and the Toronto International Film Festival. She is a former programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and a former director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. In 2018, she joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and in 2021, she joined the Board for the Toronto International Film Festival.


Her debut feature Night Raiders premiered in the Panorama section of the 2021 Berlinale and was selected as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2021 where Danis was recognized with a TIFF Tribute Award. She was also awarded the Directors Guild of Canada's Discovery Award in 2021 and the film won the Grand Prix at the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal. Danis also completed production on a Netflix thriller in 2021. She is Cree/Metis, originally from La Ronge, Saskatchewan. Moderated by Siku Allooloo.


Questions? Please email: alffi@yukonfilmsociety.com