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NWT Film Commission to give their first ever industry award

For the first time ever, the Northwest Territories Film Commission (NWTFC) will be honoring local film with an award.

Alongside the zombear awards at this year’s Dead North Film Festival, the NWTFC will award a filmmaker for shooting at the best Northwest Territories Film Location.

The award is looking for unique, remote or fascinating locations that were filmed in the Territory.

Film Commissioner for the NWT Film Commission, Camilla MacEachern, says the Commission is working to showcase the best local filmmaking talent as much as possible.

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Through the Film Commission, the GNWT is able to support local industry, and create opportunities for local industry.

MacEachern added: “Of course, a big focus is encouraging big, studio productions from outside of the NWT to come in and to look North to film; but also, to create those connections to our local industry You want to create opportunities FOR them, so we can create an all-around sustainable industry.

The Dead North Film Festival has received fifty eight entries this year. Those films have a track record of other festivals, such as Cannes, Fantasia, and the New York City Horror Film Festival.

The Festival begins next Wednesday, February 28th, in Yellowknife.

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