The 2017 Dead North Film Festival will take place Feb 23-26th in Yellowknife, NT, Canada. All the screenings are taking place at the Yellowknife Capitol Theatre. Please click on the link below to see our full festival program, when films are playing, and the list of events and workshops you can participate in. Also new this year, Dead North is collaborating with the community-building rockstars over at NWT Creative Collective and encouraging everyone to dress up Halloween style for the screenings. There will be a prize for best costume at each of the 3 main screenings!
MEET OUR JUDGES
DEAD NORTH 2017
Danny Lennon: Founder and Director of Prends Ca Court/Phi Centre
Lennon is the founder and director of PRENDS ÇA COURT! since 1999, initiator and programmer of Telefilm Canada's: NOT SHORT ON TALENT since 2012, and with the Phi Centre since 2007. Film Commissioner of Montreal’s Phi Centre since 2012, Danny has been the invited programmer at CANNES COURT MÉTRAGE / FESTIVAL DE CANNES / SHORT FILM CORNER since 2005. He contributes in every possible way to the promotion, distribution, dissemination and production of short films by independents and professionals.
Andrew Connors: Artistic Director, YFS AND Jackleg Films
Andrew Connors is the artistic director of the Yukon Film Society and the Festival Director of the Available Light Film Festival. He is the producer of the multi-disciplinary production The Grub-Stake Revisited, and the feature documentary/silent film release The Grubstake Remix. Andrew has directed and written film and television productions that have been screened on CBC Newsworld, Bravo!, APTN and at film festivals around the globe.
Camilla MacEachern (NWT Film Commission) & Boris Atamanenko (NWT Arts Council)
Boris Atamanenko has been responsible for administering NWT Education, Culture and Employment’s arts, cultural and heritage funding programs since 1992 and has managed the office for the NWT Arts Council since 1995. Camilla MacEachern is the Film Commissioner of the NWT and has worked to develop the industry and implement successful programs, such as the NWT Film Rebate Program.
Veronica Speers: Practical Effects, Special Effects and Makeup Artist
Veronica is a Makeup Artist in film and television, specializing in special effects makeup. She was the Key Makeup and Special Effects Artist for NWT's first feature film, The Sun At Midnight.
Kirsten Carthew: Writer/Director/Producer of The Sun at Midnight
The Sun At Midnight marks Kirsten’s directorial debut. Shorter form credits include: The YK Doc Project, Abe & Alfred and Fish Out Of Water. Kirsten has multiple writing credits, which include the Brazilian feature film Uma Loucura De Mulher (2016), directed by Marcus Ligocki and starring Mariana Ximenes. She is a former producer and journalist with CBC and has worked as a filmmaker and transmedia producer in Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the USA.