Western Arctic Moving Pictures is a membership-based non-profit Canadian arts organization based in the city of Yellowknife.

Our mission is to produce, support, and promote independent film, video, and digital media arts made in the Northwest Territories, and to showcase it to audiences at home, across Canada, and internationally.

We aim to to strengthen the northern digital media arts community by:

  • Cultivating interest and appreciation among creators, funders and the audience
  • Making high quality equipment accessible and affordable across the NWT
  • Developing learning opportunities and fostering creativity
  • Enabling synergies among artists
  • Reducing barriers, and supporting opportunities for northern digital media artists
  • Showcasing northern digital media art productions locally, nationally, and internationally

Core Programming

We produce a variety of programs for filmmakers and digital media artists, including:

Our Board of Directors

Maia Lepage
Taylor Shephard
Vice President
Bassel Sleem
Alexandre Beaudin
Keelen Simpson
Korry Garvey

Our Staff

Bran Ramsey
Executive Director
Carson Asmundson
Equipment Room Manager

Western Arctic Moving Pictures' Five-year Strategic Plan

Published in September 2021, the strategic plan presents WAMP’s background, mandate, vision, values and goals for the next five years. The goals are explained in detail with suggested approaches and means by which to assess progress.

The development of this strategic plan was facilitated by PlanIt North. First, our Board of Directors and staff were consulted and a draft plan was created. Then, using our e-mail list and social media, we solicited input from our members and other relevant stakeholders on what the final strategic plan should look like. With input from all of these sources, the strategic plan will be used to guide WAMP through its next phase of growth, from 2021 to 2026.  

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