Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka at IFFR

Sky HOPINKA (1984, USA) is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Native Americans. He received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work focuses on positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and culture. Hopinka has won prizes at various festivals, including the jury prize at Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker in Ann Arbor and the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival.


(selection, all short) wawa (2014), Kunįkaga Remembers Red Banks, Kunįkaga Remembers the Welcoming Song (2014), Venite et Loquamur, Come All and Let Us Speak (2015), Jáaji Approx. (2015), Visions of an Island (2016), I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become (2016), Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary (2017), Dislocation Blues (2017)

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Sky Hopinka at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR