Sep 26, 2016
We are pleased to announce that Kristin Snowbird’s film Sweat, commissioned by the WFG through the Mosaic Women’s Film Project, will have its Winnipeg premiere at the WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Wed Sept 28 at 7 PM at the Winnipeg Cinematheque.
The Mosaic Women’s Film Project was initiated in 2008, designed to support Indigenous and culturally diverse women make a first or second short independent film.
The first film completed and released through this program – IKWÉ, by 2008 program participant Caroline Monnet – went on to become the first film by a Manitoba Indigenous filmmaker selected for the Toronto International Film Festival.
With her completion of Sweat, Snowbird joins a distinguished group of Mosaic alumnae, who include Columpa Bobb, Gertrude Hambira, Caroline Monnet, Jody Leigh Pacey, Rhayne Vermette, Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, Miriam Sainnawap and Saira Rahman.
The Winnipeg Film Group acknowledges the support of multiple Mosaic program partners over the years, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Winnipeg Foundation, MAWA: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, and individual members of the community who have made directed donations to this program.