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SPECIAL GUEST

Pablo Saravanja

aRTLeSS Collective

Attending Q&A:

Pablo​ ​was​ ​born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Northwest​ ​Territories.​ ​His​ ​professional​ ​career began​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Western​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Photography​ ​studying​ ​photojournalism,​ ​and continued​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Gulf​ ​Islands​ ​Film​ ​&​ ​Television​ ​School,​ ​producing​ ​his​ ​first​ ​film, the​ ​award​ ​winning​ ​short​ ​doc​ ​​“After​ ​ The​ ​ War”​ .​ ​Pablo​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sought​ ​after​ ​expert​ ​in Northern​ ​documentary​ ​/​ ​factual​ ​tv,​ ​photojournalism,​ ​media-arts​ ​advocacy​ ​/education.​ ​Pablo​ ​is​ ​working​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​sustainable​ ​and​ ​culturally significant​ ​film/tv​ ​industry​ ​in​ ​northern​ ​Canada​ ​and​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​the​ ​fledgling Yellowknife​ ​market​ ​into​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​premier​ ​stage​ ​for​ ​circumpolar​ ​films.

Pablo​ ​is​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Northern​ ​film,​ ​television,​ ​and​ ​media-arts​ ​community​ ​with 20​ ​years​ ​of​ ​production​ ​experience.​ ​As​ ​the​ ​long​ ​time​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Western​ ​Arctic Moving​ ​Pictures​ ​(WAMP)​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Yellowknife​ ​International​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​(YKIFF), he​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​push​ ​WAMP​ ​/​ ​YKIFF​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​members​ ​into​ ​major​ ​player​ ​status​ ​in the​ ​circumpolar​ ​film​ ​industry.

As​ ​an​ ​active​ ​media-arts​ ​educator​ ​and​ ​mentor,​ ​Pablo​ ​regularly​ ​organizes​ ​and facilitates​ ​film​ ​and​ ​photo​ ​related​ ​workshops​ ​and​ ​mentors​ ​youth​ ​across​ ​the​ ​North. He​ ​co-wrote​ ​and​ ​developed​ ​an​ ​extensive​ ​photography​ ​curriculum​ ​for​ ​teens​ ​and educators​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Frozen​ ​Eyes​ ​Photographic​ ​Society.​ ​Pablo​ ​co-founded​ ​both Cinema​ ​Politica​ ​Yellowknife​ ​and​ ​the​ ​NWT​ ​Professional​ ​Media​ ​Association​ ​and​ ​is the​ ​current​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dead​ ​North​ ​Film​ ​Festival.

Selected​ ​Credits​ ​​(For​ ​Pablo’s​ ​full​ ​portfolio,​ ​please​ ​visit: IMDb)

  • Producer​ ​/​ ​​Red​ ​Snow​​ (in​ ​production,​ ​ 2018)​​ ​-​ ​CBC​ ​Feature​ ​Film
  • Producer​ ​/​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Photography​ ​-​ ​​The​ ​Last​​ Walk,​ ​NWT​ ​short​ ​film
  • Associate​ ​Producer​ ​/​ ​1st​ ​Assistant​ ​Camera​ ​-​ ​​The​ Sun​ at​ ​Midnight​, independent​ ​feature​ ​film.​ ​Best​ ​Narrative​ ​at​ ​Bentonville​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​as awarded​ ​by​ ​Meg​ ​Ryan​ ​and​ ​Geena​ ​Davis.
  • Co-Producer​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Fur​ ​Harvesters​ NWT​,​ ​doc​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​on WILD​ ​TV.
  • Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Dene:​ ​A​ ​Journey,​ ​doc​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​on​ ​APTN
  • Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Ice​ ​Pilots​​ NWT​,​ ​doc​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​on​ ​History​ ​Channel
  • Co-Director​ ​/​ ​Co-Producer​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​-​ ​​Cold​ Amazon​,​ ​a​ ​feature documentary​ ​on​ ​TVO.
  • Director​ ​of​ ​Photography​ ​/​ ​Associate​ ​Producer​ ​-​ ​​North​ ​Paws​,​ ​a​ ​feature documentary​ ​on​ ​Pet​ ​Network​ ​and​ ​Ichannel.
  • Co-Director​ ​/​ ​Cinematographer​ ​/​ ​Actor​ ​-​ ​​Conibear​,​ short​ ​film.​ ​Screened​ ​at BFI,​ ​Clermont​ ​Ferrand​ ​and​ ​NSI.
  • Director,​ ​Producer,​ ​DOP​ ​-​ ​​The​ Trail​ ​ Series.​​ ​A​ ​four​ ​part traditional-knowledge​ ​documentary.​ ​Commissioned​ ​by​ ​BHP​ ​Billiton,​ ​the world's​ ​largest​ ​mining​ ​company,​ ​and​ ​shot​ ​in​ ​Behchoko,​ ​Kugluktuk,​ ​Fort Smith,​ ​and​ ​Ekati​ ​Diamond​ ​Mine.