Last weekend was the 2019 Dead North film festival – the world’s only circumpolar genre filmmaking festival.

This year’s festival saw 40 original short films produced by Northern filmmakers across the territories.

Scroll down for the full list of who won what at this year’s Zombear Awards Ceremony!

Photo by Amanda Annand.
Dez Loreen and Mason Mantla celebrate with their Zombear awards while Stuart York watches on.

Best Film – Bearlord
Best Screenplay – Bearlord
Best Editing – Long Story Short: The Mad Trapper
Best Director – Mitchel Wiles, Lily
Best Cinematography – The Unloving
Best Actress – Catherine Pigott, This Little Piggy
Best Actor – Andrew Dewling, The Unloving
Best Sound Design – The Unloving
Best Death – The Surprise Party
Best Practical Effects – Mr. Wishingwellman has a Toothache
Best Original Music – Bearlord
Best Visual Effects – The Changeling
Best Marketing (Poster/Trailer/Social Media) – Flight of the Tentacle/Snack Time
Best use of Visual Element (mandatory Northern element) – More Than One Way
Best use of Audio Element (mandatory Northern element) – More Than One Way
Best Villain – Trash
Best Youth Film – Flight of the Tentacle
The Audience Award – Long Story Short: The Mad Trapper
Best “Face Off” Photo – Samantha Stuart
Best use of Indigenous Language – Jeige
Best Poster – Ice Worm
NWT Film Location Award (presented by NWT Film Commission) – Long Story Short: The Mad Trapper
Telefilm Not Short on Talent Cannes selection: The Changeling

Meaghan Richens

Meaghan Richens is from Ottawa, Ont., and grew up in Perth. She moved to Yellowknife in May 2018 after completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Carleton University. She writes about politics,...

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