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WAFF 2013 has now come to a close. Thanks to everyone for making this WAFF an event to remember!

2013 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival


The Festival kicks off this year on November 20 with Youth Education Day.

This years Youth Education Day Keynote speaker is CRYSTLE LIGHTNING of LightningCloud. Crystle is an LA based actress and singer appearing in such several feature films such as TECUMSEH: THE LAST WARRIOR, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BAND CAMP, A DIFFERENCE DANCE, and in OLDER THAN AMERICA. The day will also various film discussion panels for the youth with panels ranging from MAKE-UP for TV & FILM to a Panel from local professionals on HOW TO BREAK INTO THE FILM BUSINESS. Crystle will also be running 2 workshops for the youth that day.

November 20 opening night Feature Film is RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS from aboriginal filmmaker Jeff Barnaby, which had sold out screenings in Both TIFF and ImagineNATIVE Film Festival this past year.

November 21 will feature MANITOBA FILMMAKER NIGHT with a shortfilm showcase from local up and coming aboriginal/metis filmmakers. Afterwards there will be an Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by local aboriginal Comedian/Radio Host PAUL RABLIAUSKAS.

November 22 is our MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE that also includes performances from local musical talent. The night will also feature a performance from LIGHTNINGCLOUD, who have won awards the past 2 years at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards.They are also Grand Prize Champions of the POWER 106 BATTLE FOR THE BEST/ WHO’S NEXT Contest which featured well over 5000 hip hop artists from both the east and west coast of the United States.

November 23 will include various Industry panels and workshops and Closing Night ceremonies.

Kindest Regards,

Coleen Rajotte

June 22, 2013

Coleen Rajotte
WAFF Artistic Director