The 6th annual Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is scheduled for October 27-30 at the Capitol Theater in East Arlington. Festival Passes are now available on the AIFF website through September 31st at the discounted rate of $65. A Festival Pass entitles you to all film screenings, Q&A's, panel discussions as well as the Special Opening Night Screening and Reception.
For six years we have proudly screened films submitted by Wapikoni Mobile of Quebec, Canada. Co-founded in 2003 by director Manon Barbeau, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation Youth Council and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and the collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada, a mobile studio was launched, a place of assembly, intervention and audiovisual and musical creation for First Nations youth.
This year we have the honor of hosting our friends from Wapikoni Mobile in partnership with Harvard University Native American Program, Harvard University Canadian Program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Institute for New England Native American Studies at UMASS Boston, and the Quebec Delegation of Boston.
Various screenings, panel discussions, and course presentations will be held in order to bring public awareness to issues facing First Nations in Québec, and to educate our constituents on the rich Indigenous cultural heritage of Québec. It is our hope to also help facilitate networking between these young film makers and our own Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, while also introducing higher education options and opportunities in the Boston area to the Wapikoni Mobile youth.