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NWT Filmmaker Kelvin Redvers on Facebook

NWT Filmmaker Kelvin Redvers on Facebook | NWT News | Scoop.it

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Kelvin Redvers is a First Nations filmmaker born and raised in Hay River NWT. At 15 with a loan/grant from the government he started a video production company, Crosscurrent Productions. Since then, his films have gone on to win numerous national and international awards at film festivals all over the world. Most recently his short film The Dancing Cop has been accepted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will have its world premiere there. He's worked two seasons as a producer/director on CTV First Story, a one of a kind Aboriginal current affairs news doc show on CTV BC, airing Sundays at 5pm.

Kelvin's episodes for First Story have gone on to win prestigious journalism awards in British Columbia. In 2010, Black Blood; Tainted Land, Dying Caribou won a Jack Webster Award for Best in Environment, Science, Technology, and Health, as well as an RTDNA Trina McQueen Award for Best News Information Program in BC.. Recently his episode Death of a Carver won also the 2011 RTDNA Trina McQueen Award for Best News Infomation Program in BC. Bio- http://bc.ctvnews.ca/about-us/team-bios/kelvin-redvers-1.873779

Some of his notable films and achievements are as follows:

"Sheep" a 35 minute long film started at age 16 in Hay River went on to win the Golden Starfish Award for Best Young Videomaker at the Hamptons International Film Festival in Long Island New York. Was flown out, and put up for three days for the glitzy award ceremony.

"The Making of a Haida Totem Pole" broadcast nationwide on TV on the station Bravo. As well, this documentary is installed and permanently on loop at the Vancouver International Airport.

Attended Simon Fraser University on scholarship, in the film program, and upon graduation was awarded the Gordon Shrum Gold Medal, the most prestigious award available to any student.

Named as one of ten young filmmakers to watch out for by local Vancouver newspaper The Georgia Straight

Some of Kelvin's films ("A Look at the Life of Morgan Green" "The Making of a Haida Totem Pole" "Sheep" and "Firebear Called Them Faith Healers") are distributed by Moving Images Distribution and have been purchased by many organizations all across Canada and even into the US.

Recent short film "Kid's Court" screened internationally at the International Jugend Film Festival in Austria, and screened and won an award at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood.

Two documentaries Kelvin worked on are now in permanent archive at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC (part of the Smithsonian Institute).

"Firebear Called Them Faith Healers" a story collaboration with internationally acclaimed novelist Richard Van Camp, won "Best Fictional Production" at the Canada Student Film Festival in Montreal, and won the "Rising Star Award for Excellence in Filmmaking" at the Canada International Film Festival.

Firebear also screened at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto Ontario, the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival and in Stuttgart Germany as a part of the North American Native Film Festival.

Kelvin was commissioned by the Knowledge Network to direct three short pieces about different heroes in BC who are helping keep Aboriginal languages alive ("Lullaby" "Ts'ak" and "Sister Sam." Watch out for them on the Knowledge Network! Will be on loop between programs)

Film "Simple Pleasures" won "Top in Category" at the International Youth Film Festival in Tirol, Austria (grade 12).

Second year group film at SFU "Playing Cards" won Best Film in the Drama Category at the International Student Film Festival in Santa Barbara California.

Documentary "A Look at the Life of Morgan Green" was also screened at the North American Native Film Festival in Germany, and at festivals in Montreal, northern Ontario, Wales, and Vancouver (Third Place overall at the Vancouver Student Film Festival). Also, was awarded Most Promising Filmmaker at the Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival on Vancouver Island.

Another high school film with success was "Six," winning Best International Film at the Westport Youth Film Festival and "Judges Favorite" at the International Student Media Festival in Florida.

Won "Best Film Overall" at the NSI National Exposure Movie Contest in Winnipeg for "Warp Zone" (2007) (in 2006 won Best Film from Western Canada and Best Director for "The Violent Comedy;" in 2005 won Best Film Under 18 and Best Screenplay for "unsensical")

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Plans on making movies for the rest of this life...

A very proud Chipewyan :)

Well! This morning I was up bright and early and did an interview with Aamer Haleem on CTV Morning Live about The Dancing Cop. They showed some clips, and we talked what TIFF is all about, check out the interview here! Was a good time... http://bc.ctvnews.ca/aboriginal-filmmaker-gets-a-big-break-1.940610

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Canada Day Drum Dance at Somba K'e Civic Plaza, Yellowknife, NWT (excerpt)

An excerpt of the Canada Day Drum Dance at Somba K'e Civic Plaza near City Hall in Yellowknife. Mahsi everyone for coming out. What a way to end Canada Da
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Visiting Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Indian Country ...

Visiting Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Indian Country ... | NWT News | Scoop.it
The largest protected wilderness in the United States, Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a 19.3 million–acre expanse of roadless terrain roughly the size of South Carolina.
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Solo adventurer comes in from the cold after 6 months in N.W.T. wilderness

Solo adventurer comes in from the cold after 6 months in N.W.T. wilderness | NWT News | Scoop.it
Bearded, shaggy and 20 kilograms lighter, 26-year-old Kristoffer Glestad is slowly readjusting to urban life after six months living out his childhood dream alone in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories.
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The Buffalo Wolves - where wolves prey on buffalo

The Buffalo Wolves - where wolves prey on buffalo | NWT News | Scoop.it

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner travels to Wood Buffalo National Park to witness the one place on earth where wolves prey on buffalo.

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Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner travels to Wood Buffalo National Park to witness the one place on earth where wolves prey on buffalo. [excerpt] A pack of wolves is hunting a small herd of buffalo across a frozen landscape. It's a scene out of the ancient past, when buffalo and wolves once roamed the plains of North America. However this location is in northern Canada in Wood Buffalo National Park where this ancient relationship has continued uninterrupted for thousands of years. Wolves and Buffalo follows the fortunes of one pack of wolves, the Delta Pack. Will the pups survive their first year? Will the packs alpha animals retain their pack position to breed again next year? As they try to bring down the buffalo to keep themselves and their new pups alive what will the future hold for these ancient warriors? Observing wolves in their natural environment is never easy but wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner has had more luck than most over the years. More than 20 years ago he first went to Wood Buffalo Park and filmed an event between these two species that had not been seen for more than a hundred years: wolves hunting buffalo. Due to recent industrial energy developments in northern Canada Jeff is returning to learn more about their unique relationship and what the future holds for both wolves and buffalo. [...]
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NWT's Mary Caroline sings her way across Canada by train - My Yellowknife Now

NWT's Mary Caroline sings her way across Canada by train - My Yellowknife Now | NWT News | Scoop.it
Northwest Territories singer-songwriter Mary Caroline trades her cabin on the Liard River for life as VIA Rail's "artist on board".
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“Basically I get a free train ride, then I play shows on the train and at certain stations,” Caroline told Moose FM from Belleville station, in Ontario, on Monday. She started in Halifax a day earlier.

“I played four shows yesterday on the train and it was very cool – I met lots of people.

“I’m playing a lot of stuff off my new album to promote it, some cover songs too, and some train-based songs like Folsom Prison Blues and House of the Rising Sun. Those are the two I have so far – maybe I’ll learn some more before the end of my adventure.”

The program has been running since 2009 – artists interested in taking part have to meet a few criteria and fill out a form to be considered.

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Canuk Bucket List: 1. Fort Smith, NWT deserves place on list

Canuk Bucket List: 1. Fort Smith, NWT deserves place on list | NWT News | Scoop.it

1. Fort Smith, Northwest Territories: Fort Smith deserves a place on the bucket list if for no other reason than it is a gateway to the remote, spectacular World Heritage Site, Wood Buffalo National Park.

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NWT government approves De Beers' Snap Lake mine water license changes - Water Technology Online

NWT government approves De Beers' Snap Lake mine water license changes - Water Technology Online | NWT News | Scoop.it
Aboriginal groups in the Northwest Territories are disappointed over a decision to approve a change that will almost triple the permitted level of TDS.
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NWT's first transition home for youth opening in Yellowknife - CBC.ca

NWT's first transition home for youth opening in Yellowknife - CBC.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories’ first transition home for homeless youth officially opens today in downtown Yellowknife.
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going down Lady Evelyn Falls in Northwest Territories.

going down Lady Evelyn Falls in Northwest Territories.

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'Night Moves' brings new light to the shadows of Canada's North @richardvancamp @rabbleca

'Night Moves' brings new light to the shadows of Canada's North  @richardvancamp @rabbleca | NWT News | Scoop.it

"I'm drawn to the underside of the Northwest Territories… That's where the juice is for me.”- @richardvancamp http://t.co/vsSV0tWtGZ #canlit

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Premier of #NWT, the Honourable Bob McLeod announced a contribution in the amount of $25,000

Premier of #NWT, the Honourable Bob McLeod announced a contribution in the amount of $25,000 | NWT News | Scoop.it
OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2015- UNHCR thanks the Government of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Ontario for their unprecedented contributions to the Syrian refugee crisis.
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On 11 September 2015, the Premier of Northwest Territories, the Honourable Bob McLeod announced a contribution in the amount of $ 25 thousand Canadian dollars as an immediate response to the Syrian crisis.

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Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada | All About Travel

Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada | All About Travel | NWT News | Scoop.it
Virginia Falls in Nahanni National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada http://t.co/H1r5bwdqSy
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David Radcliffe spouse of former ‪#‎NWT‬ MLA (and #Con Party candidate) Sandy Lee is being called a racist

David Radcliffe spouse of former ‪#‎NWT‬ MLA (and #Con Party candidate) Sandy Lee is being called a racist | NWT News | Scoop.it
"A Yellowknife Catholic School Board official is being called a racist, after comments made on social media.
David Radcliffe is the board's aboriginal activities coordinator.
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NWT Ice Roads Commorative Historic Monument Dedication

The Historical Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada dedication ceremony for a plaque celebrating the role ice roads have played in openin
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N.W.T.'s net metering program needs work, says Inuvik man

N.W.T.'s net metering program needs work, says Inuvik man | NWT News | Scoop.it
An Inuvik, N.W.T., man with a solar array attached to his house is producing twice as much power as he needs, but he says the Northwest Territories Power Corporation isn't crediting him fairly.
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Bob McLeod wins second term as Northwest Territories Premier

Bob McLeod wins second term as Northwest Territories Premier | NWT News | Scoop.it
McLeod wins majority vote in territorial legislature
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NWT refusing to play Canada's coin design game - My Yellowknife Now

NWT refusing to play Canada's coin design game - My Yellowknife Now | NWT News | Scoop.it

A day before the deadline, the Northwest Territories is the only Canadian region without an entry into a national coin design contest. The Royal Canadian Mint is running a competition in which anyo…

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Japanese team uses drones, cameras and lasers to see NWT forest for the trees

Japanese team uses drones, cameras and lasers  to see NWT forest for the trees | NWT News | Scoop.it
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s - the future of forestry. It might be surprising to learn the Japanese government is studying the impact of forest fires in the Northwest Territories. 
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Arctic Circle: Part 6 - The Circle! NWT's Dempster Side

This day we traveled from Eagle Plains up to the Circle then on to the Northwest Territories. We then returned south to Dawson.
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NWT gov't announces 3 early childhood development pilot projects - CBC.ca

NWT gov't announces 3 early childhood development pilot projects - CBC.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
The Northwest Territories government is implementing pilot projects across the territory, aiming to help address gaps in early childhood development in small communities.
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New map shows clear picture of domestic violence in NWT - CBC.ca

New map shows clear picture of domestic violence in NWT - CBC.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
A new map is providing a clear picture of domestic violence in the Northwest Territories, and in many cases it’s clear there are no places for women to go.
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Researchers aiming to identify, eliminate intimate partner violence in NWT

Researchers aiming to identify, eliminate intimate partner violence in NWT | NWT News | Scoop.it
A research project created to identify and address challenges of intimate partner violence in the Northwest Territories is headed into its fifth and final year, and the results aren’t pretty.
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No injuries after Buffalo Airways plane crashes in Northwest Territories - Globalnews.ca

No injuries after Buffalo Airways plane crashes in Northwest Territories - Globalnews.ca | NWT News | Scoop.it
Transportation Safety Board spokesman Chris Krepski says the Buffalo Airways plane was en route this morning from Yellowknife to Norman Wells, N.W.T., when it experienced engine failure.
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Northwest territories association of architects debuts architectural awards – canadian architect | Fastest pitch

northwest territories association of architects launches inaugural architectural awards programThe Northwest Territories Association of Architects invites all
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Rally Against Fracking in the NWT

Rally Against Fracking in the NWT | NWT News | Scoop.it
Rally Against Fracking in the NWT Fracking Action North (FAN) is a coalition of NWT organizations, including Alternatives North, Ecology North, the NWT Chapter Council of Canadians, Canadian Physicians for the Environment, and individuals/citizens...
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