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Arctic Indigenous Film Fund Announced to Support Communities Within the Arctic

Arctic Indigenous Film Fund Announced to Support Communities Within the Arctic

Partners spanning the Arctic from Canada to Russia, Greenland, Alaska, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Sami (also known as Lapland) have united in creating the Arctic Indigenous Film Fund (AIFF) which was launched last Thursday, March 8th. AIFF was created to support and encourage high-quality production initiatives with indigenous peoples in the Arctic.  The fund will create new job opportunities for remote communities as well as allow for collaborative relationships to develop between nations. The fund is posed to foster relationships between film institutions, companies, producers, and Universities. These relationships will create strong business and competitive advantages as well as create new opportunities for young Indigenous talents, and lead common projects between partnering communities. See the news release and Arctic TodayScreenDailyPlayback (paywall) articles, the presentation slides for more information.