10 Yukon films by 10 Yukon filmmakers
Since 2000, there has been great expansion in Yukon Filmmaking, from a few interspersed films, to the ability to hold an entire evening of Yukon work and also to spread it throughout the festival, seamlessly blending Yukon media works with films from outside the territory.
As a festival that celebrates the short film as an artistically viable form of expression and with the 10th Anniversary of the festival occurring in 2009, we have commissioned 10 short films by some of the Yukon’s established filmmakers.
The festival acknowledges the symbiotic relationship of its health and the robustness of the regional artists it supports. Giving these 10 artists a chance to produce a work that is creatively autonomous benefits the content of the project and also the growth of each artist. The dynamism of putting this creativity into one project will be a historical marker in the lifespan of the festival.
Each filmmaker was given a word to start and end their film on. This will link their film to one of the other works. They will then be linked in exquisite cadaver fashion and premiered at the 2010 Dawson City International Short Film Festival.
The participating filmmakers are Dennis Allen, Marten Berkman, Andrew Connors, Duane Gastant’ Aucoin, Daniel Janke, Lulu Keating, Celia McBride, Troy Suzuki, Veronica Verkley and Werner Walcher.
Gold River A rapid fire mashup of the sights and sounds of the mythical and literal landscapes of the Yukon.
River Passing is an experimental short that pays homage to the Yukon River, as it passes peacefully through the arctic landscape. After
excursions to the oppressive, noisy “Outside”, this river valley offers a
passing; slowly Exploring our experience when we are closest to the edge, this journey takes us through the gamut of human emotion.
SLOWLY~LAND~Duane Ghastant’ Aucoin
Rez Kat Skat What’s it like being a Rez Kat in a Rez Dawg World?
Chi-Chi sings it only like a Rez Kat can!
Come Back, Little Star Emergency preparedness and maternal heartache in a 1960s industrial outpost – Elsa, YT.
Ched & Jayne’s Excellent Adventure What, you don’t want to talk about hockey? Well how about....ah, never mind, at least all Ched’s stories are true.
Damned Crows Harold would like to sleep in this morning. But a hungry raven squawking outside his window wakes him up way to early. With nothing to feed the raven, he is forced to drive to the local Sally Ann to pick up a stale loaf of bread to feed the incessant raven. That, he thinks, will shut him up. But even ravens cannot live on bread alone.
Eyes on the Shore In some people’s experience, a river runs from the past into the future.
Flutter/Frames the Eye The Eye. The I. The I sees into me. The I sees into you. Flutter. Flutter. Fly. Eye. Fly.
Touching Time A young woman steps out of her world and gets confronted with a surprising experience when present meets past. She senses a strong influence from former times, being aware of surreal moments while touching the past, touching time. Has she been here before – in another time?
Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Culture Quest with assisatnce from the Yukon Film Society and the Northern Film and Video Industry Association (NFVIA).