The big star of opening night was John Walker's Passage, a Canadian documentary about John Franklin, John Rae and the white man's search for the Northwest Passage. Walker presented the film and answered many questions after the screening. Walker's closing statement for the night:
"We should feel damn lucky that Inuit call themselves Canadian."
Next shown was a film from Yukon: How People Got Fire. Christopher Auchter, the main animator was also in attendance. Here is a sample of his other work. Though done in charcoal on white paper, Auchter's animation in How People Got Fire resembled Michael Nicholl Yahgulanaas' Flight of the Hummingbird.
Slepe Lasky (translated as Blind Loves), a Slovakian production by Juraj Lehotsky, was the last film shown.