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Message from the Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

A celebration of artistry in film, festivals provide an important venue to showcase Canadian creativity across the country and beyond. That is why we are proud to support The Yellowknife International Film Festival!

This past year more than ever, Canada has shown the many innovative and resourceful ways in which we make our audiovisual sector thrive. We have given the world many reasons to take notice of Canada and why we continue to be a Partner of Choice!

Our mission to foster and elevate authentic storytelling from Canadians of all backgrounds, especially those of underrepresented communities, is more pressing than ever before. At Telefilm, our priority to create a more representative screen-based industry continues as our efforts across all our initiatives, including our funding programs, increase.

Stronger together, I want to thank and congratulate The Yellowknife International Film Festival for continuing its work of uplifting a diversity of voices through films and celebrating the brilliance of Canadian content at home and around the world.

As always, continue to watch Canadian films wherever they are available and tell others to do the same!

Christa Dickenson
Executive Director, Telefilm Canada

Message from Caroline Wawzonek, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Government of Northwest Territories:

Movies are a powerful window into the lives of others through a combination of stories told not only with words, but by actors, images, scenes, and music. They entertain, challenge, and inform, and can provide a temporary escape from day-to-day life. They give us stories to talk about with friends and family, and introduce us to new ideas and perspectives.

For 15 years, the Yellowknife International Film Festival has celebrated the film industry and the extraordinary art of movie making. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) and the NWT Film Commission, is pleased to support the festival and the continued growth of film and media production in the North.

We will continue to promote made-in-the-NWT productions and build up our local industry as it continues to enrich the lives of residents and communities across the territory.

This week, I encourage you to take the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie… or two.

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