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Yorkton Film Festival

Welcome! You are viewing an archived feature article from May 2008. The next Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival will happen May 21 - 24, 2009. For more information, click here.

The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival

The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival is the longest running festival of its kind in Canada. Over six decades, the festival has established a reputation as one of the country's top film and video festivals. 

Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival 2008Established in 1947 as the Yorkton Film Council, the first festival was held in 1950, making it Canada's first short film festival. The very first Golden Sheaf Award was introduced in 1958 and was presented to the most outstanding film entry in the festival. As the medium developed, video shorts were also admitted into the competition in the 1980s.

The Festival gets underway Thursday, May 22, and includes screenings, forums, workshops, and on-demand viewings at the Mini-Cinema. Social activities include a Downtown tailgate party, Ukrainian night, a golf tournament and more. The weekend celebration wraps up Saturday, May 24 with Golden Sheaf Awards Gala.

For more information, visit the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival website.

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