Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (NO)

Writer, director, producer and actor. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in First Nations Studies and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also an alumni of Vancouver Film School’s Full-time Acting Program. Active in the industry since 2011.

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a writer, director, producer and actor. She is a member of the Kainai First Nation (Blood Tribe, Blackfoot Confederacy) as well as Sámi from Norway.

Since her first film, the experimental short Bloodland (2011), she has explored narrative fiction, documentary, mockumentary, music video, and archival video remix. Her work is often community focused and rooted in social justice.

Elle-Máijá was named the 2018 Sundance Film Institute’s Merata Mita Film Fellow and is an alumni of the Berlinale Talent Lab, the International Sámi Film Institute’s Indigenous Film Fellowship, and the Hot Docs Doc Accelerator Lab. She is also a member of the Embargo Collective II. She was presented with the 2014 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award as an emerging artist in film and new media and a Vancouver Women in Film Kodak Image Award for her work on A Red Girl’s Reasoning.  Her short documentary Bihttoš was included in the TIFF Top Ten Canadian Shorts and also won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Seattle International Film Festival.

(2020)

Basic info

Main profession: Director
Born: 2020
Active: 2011-

Filmography

Director:
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)
c̓əsnaʔəm: The city before the city (2017)
The Embargo Project, segment: “Bihttos: Rebel” (2015)
Rebel (2014)
A Red Girl’s Reasoning (Short, 2012)
Bloodland (Short, 2011)

Writer:
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)
The Embargo Project, segment: “Bihttos: Rebel” (2015)
Rebel (2014)
A Red Girl’s Reasoning (Short, 2012)
Bloodland (Short, 2011)

Producer:
c̓əsnaʔəm: The city before the city (2017)
Rebel (2014)
Bloodland (Short, 2011)

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