Roselynn
Akulukjuk

Credit: the Artist
Roselynn
Akulukjuk

Medium:

film, literary arts

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Gender:

Female

Work

Biography

Roselynn Akulukjuk is a writer and filmmaker working in Iqaluit, NU. Akulukjuk works both behind and in front of the camera to create Inuktitut-language programming, using live-action, animation, and puppetry to bring her vision to life. Her short film The Owl and the Lemming (2016) won Best Animation at the 2016 American Indian Film Festival and spawned a book of the same name, which was a finalist for the Blue Spruce and Shining Willow Awards, and published in both English and Inuktitut. Akulukjuk has written, directed, and edited a host of films and TV shows, including Anaana’s Tent (2018), What’s My Superpower (2019), and the forthcoming series Ukaliq and Kalla (post-production).View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Akulukjuk Devoted to Making Inuktitut Media March 2, 2018 Michell Le Tourneau
Putuguq and Kublu and the Qalupalik! 2018 Roselynn Akulukjuk
The Owl and the Lemming 2016 Roselynn Akulukjuk

Achievements

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Achievement Year Organization
Finalist, "The Owl and the Lemming" (book) 2018 Blue Spruce Award
Nominated, Best Animated Film for "The Owl and the Lemming" (2016) 2017 West Chester Film Festival
Finalist, "The Owl and the Lemming" (book) 2017 Shining Willow Award

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
Ukaliq & Kalla (multiple episodes) 2020 Director, Editor, Writer, Sound Recordist and Actress
What's My Superpower? 2019 Sound Recordist
How Nivi Got Her Names 2019 Production Assistant, Editor and Voice Recordist