CIFF LazarowichStepanowich
Behind the Screen

Masterclass with Alex Lazarowich & Kelton Stepanowich

Year 2016
Runtime 170 mins

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Join short filmmakers Alex Lazarowich (CREE CODE TALKERS) and Kelton Stepanowich (GODS ACRE), both of whom are featured in our Alberta Spirit series, for a Masterclass at Mount Royal University.  Find out more about their projects, and participate in their discussion of the representation of Indigenous Peoples on screen.


Alex Lazarowich is a Canadian Cree filmmaker who has forged her career as a director and producer. Her films are dedicated to telling underreported stories about the lives of indigenous peoples, and her work is based in the historical investigations impacting indigenous peoples around the world. Her exploration of colonization and indigenous stories informs her point of view and the lens that she applies to all of her films. She has a B.A. in History, and in 2014, she completed the UnionDocs Documentary Collaborative fellowship in Brooklyn, New York.


Kelton Stepanowich is a self-taught Aboriginal filmmaker from Janvier/Fort McMurray, Alberta. Kelton has worked as a production assistant on several sets including Prairie Dog Film + Television's BLACKSTONE. Kelton is one of the recipients for the 2016/2017 telefilm micro-budget program for his upcoming feature film, THE ROAD BEHIND. His most recent short film, GODS ACRE, is playing in the Alberta Spirit program at this year's festival.