Key Screenings

Honouring the Elders...

Elders are invited to attend a FREE WAFF screening of the film Charlie’s Country, at the new Adam Beach Film Institute, formerly the Ellice Theatre. Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie (David Gulpilil) is a warrior past his prime. As the...

Bar Italia WAFF Cafe...

Join WAFF and Bar Italia for morning coffee and FREE screening of WAFF staff short film picks. Coffee, latte, cappuccino, americano or tea, on WAFF for the first 60 customers through the door! Some of the best coffee in town. Welcoming, neighbourhood, environment. Start your day with us and...

MTS Stories From Home And WAFF – $20,000 PIT...

For Immediate Release: Media Advisory – MTS STORIES FROM HOME and THE WINNIPEG ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE $20,000 PITCH PRIZE (Winnipeg, MB) – October 22, 2014 – Canada’s premiere Indigenous Film Festival will host a live pitch contest on Thursday, November 20 at the Adam Beach Film Institute (The former Ellice Theatre-587 Ellice) during the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF). First-time and rural filmmakers are encouraged to apply for a chance to win a $20,000 broadcast license from MTS Stories from Home. This new addition to WAFF will be held on Manitoba Filmmakers Night following the showcase of the latest Manitoba...

Manitoba Filmmakers ...

Screening of short films from Manitoba Filmmakers. Short film list TBA.

Youth Education Day

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) Youth Education Day Program November 19, 2014 9am-3pm The FREE 2014, WAFF Youth Education Day will screen thought provoking films, followed by discussion, at The Ellice Theatre, at 587 Ellice Avenue and offer workshops, across the steet, at The West End...

Drunktown’s Finest

Opening Night Guest – From Drunktown’s Finest -  Jeremiah Bitsui, Native American actor, best known for his portrayal of Victor in the AMC series Breaking Bad. He started his career at the age of five as Mickey in the Japanese film Mickey’s House. He appeared in the 1994 film Natural Born Killers and the 2005 film A Thousand Roads. Three young Native Americans – an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual – strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

2014 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

Drunktown’s Finest

Directed by Sydney Freeland
95 min, 2014, USA

Three young Native Americans – an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual – strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

Stars Jerimiah Bitsui (Breaking Bad, Natural Born Killers), who is also the keynote speaker at WAFF.