Nuisance Bear

Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
Canada | 2021 | 14 min

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here - but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

Directors: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
Cinematographers: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden, Sam Holling
Editors: Will Miller, Andres Landau, Jack Weisman
Sound designer: David Rose
Producer: Jack Weisman
Production: Documist

    Festivals & Awards (selected)
  • SXSW Film Festival, 2022
  • Sheffield DocFest, 2022
  • True/False Film Fest, 2022
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, 2022
  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, 2022 (Best Short Documentary)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 2022 (Special Mention)
  • IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2021
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2021 (Honorable Mention for Best Canadian Short Film)