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Photo: Madeline Ivalu
Credit: Courtesy Isuma TV


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Artistic Community:

Iglulik, NU



Madeline Ivalu is a filmmaker, executive producer, director, writer, actor, cultural advisor and musician based in Iglulik (Igloolik), NU. In 1991 she co-founded Arnait Video Productions, a filmmaking and video collective composed of Inuit and non-Inuit women, and remains an active part of the collective today. She has also been an integral member of Isuma Distribution International Inc.’s film and video productions. Ivalu has co-directed several award-winning films with long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Cousineau, such as “Before Tomorrow/Le jour avant le lendemain” (2008) and “Uvanga” (2013). Her latest film, “Restless River” will be released in fall 2019 and is co-directed with Cousineau.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Iqaluit’s Malaya Qauniq Chapman stars in big new feature film July 25, 2019 Nunatsiaq News
LA RIVIÈRE SANS REPOS de Marie-Hélène Cousineau et Madeline Ivalu July 25, 2019
Arnait and Isuma’s Latest Co-Production Coming This Fall July 24, 2019 Inuit Art Quarterly


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Arnait Ikajurtigiit: Women Helping Each Other April 17 - June 23, 2019 Art Gallery of York University
Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video 2000 Walker Art Center


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Won Best Documentary for "Sol" January 21, 2016 North America Native Film Festival in Stuttgart, Germany
Won Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year's Women in Film 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Won Best Film for "Uvanga" 2013 Yellowknife International Film Festival


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Restless River Fall 2019 Director, writer, actor
The Grizzlies September 8, 2018 Actor
Tia and Piujuq 2018 Actor