Wapikoni Mobile becomes a partner of TRYSPACES


22 February 2021

It is with great joy that TRYSPACES has a new partner in Montreal: Wapikoni Mobile. The teams begin this new collaboration with the objective of creating new content co-created with the youth involved in TRYSPACES and to build bridges between youth from various case studies, notably those from Montreal-North as well as those involved in the mapping of Aboriginal spaces in MONTREAL/TIOHTIÁ:KE.

More details to come.

About Wapikoni Mobile

Wapikoni Mobile travels to Aboriginal communities providing workshops for First Nations youth that allow them to master digital tools by directing short films and musical works. During each stopover, “mentor filmmakers” welcome and train thirty young participants during all stages of implementation.

In numbers

  • Mobile studios fully equipped with cutting-edge technology that travel to Indigenous communities.
  • In Canada: 76 communities from 14 different nations were visited.
  • Abroad: 45 communities from 11 different nations were visited.
  • Since its inception, 5,000 participants were trained or initiated to documentary film or musical recording; 300 to 500 new participants each year.
  • 70 short films and 30 musical recordings created every year in Canada and abroad.
  • A one-of-a-kind collection that is unique in the world, featuring over 1,295 films and 817 musical recordings; exceptional Indigenous cultural heritage.
  • 193 awards and mentions earned in prestigious national and international festivals.
  • Numerous distinctions awarded to Wapikoni Mobile such as the 2014 Intercultural Innovation Award from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, the 2011 Rights and Freedoms Prizethe Honorable Mention Award at Plural +, a festival organized by UNAOC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the 28th Grand Prize of the Montreal Council of Arts, film category.
  • The mobile studios travel thousands of kilometres each year, visiting new communities.
  • A non-profit organization and a registered charitable organization that employs a dozen people in its administrative offices and approximately 60 contractual field workers, a half of them Indigenous.