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Yorkton Film Festival

Yorkton, Canada

23/05/2019 - 26/05/2019

The Festival began in 1947 as the Yorkton Film Council. Its mandate was to act as a volunteer distribution agency for the National Film Board (NFB). Jim Lysyshyn, field man for the NFB, suggested a film festival. When the Council rejected his proposal, he came forward with a more audacious proposal – an international festival. The Council accepted the new idea and organized the first festival in the fall of 1950. Throughout the 1950s, the festival was a huge success with as many as 4000 people at the screenings, this at a time when the population of Yorkton was only 8000.

In its current form the festival continues to be dedicated to the promotion of the best screen based media content, through our annual film festival and Golden Sheaf Awards competition. In addition to the annual event, the festival is dedicated to the promotion of short video content through our year round screening and tour outreach programs.

49 Smith St E
Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4

Date limite d’inscription des films : 31 Janvier 2019