February 1, 2007

Press Release

Dawson City International Short Film Festival
Announces Special Guests from Coast to Coast.

 

The DCISFF is pleased to announce two confirmed guests attending and participating in this year’s festival.

From the east coast, Mike Clattenburg, creator of Trailer Park Boys, will open the festival on Thursday April 5 with a special screening. He will then conduct a master class on Friday, April 6. Mike will also be attending festival events throughout the weekend.

From the interior of British Columbia, Stephen Foster is a multi media artist specializing in video art and installation. He will be the KIAC (Klondike Institute of Art & Culture) artist in residence during the festival and will present a solo screening of his work during festival weekend.

The Dawson City International Film Festival (now in its 8th year) takes place every Easter weekend and this year runs from April 5-8, 2007.

Stay tuned for more announcements about exciting workshops, attendees and the festival lineup itself.

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For more info contact:
Dan Sokolowski, Coordinator
8th Dawson City International Short Film Festival (April 5-8, 2007)
867-993-5005
dawsonarts@yknet.ca

 

Bios:

Mike Clattenburg is critically and commercially praised for his unique cinematic style and comedic sensibilities. Mike’s numerous credits include writing and directing a variety of dramatic and comedic television productions for Canada’s biggest broadcasters, independent film, documentary, and music video including two for The Tragically Hip. As creator, director, and head writer for Canada’s premiere comedy sensation Trailer Park Boys, he earned Canada’s top honour in 2004 with a Gemini for BEST COMEDY SERIES. His debut feature film in 2006 “Trailer Park Boys: The Big Dirty”, executive produced by Ivan Reitman, holds the opening weekend box office record for English speaking films in Canada.

Stephen Foster is a video and electronic media artist of mixed Haida and European background. His work tends to deal with issues of indigenous representation in popular culture through personalized narratives. He has exhibited both internationally and throughout Canada.

Stephen is currently a Professor in the Creative Studies Dept. at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan where he instructs courses dedicated to video production and digital media.

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