Invitation to submit for the
9th ANNUAL DAWSON CITY
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
March 20-23 - 2008.
Application Deadline is December 14, 2007.
Application form (PDF)
Send a completed entry form (attached) and entry fee payment, along with a DVD [NTSC, or PAL format , region 0 or 1] or mini DV tape of your film by the entry deadline of December 14, 2007. All entries must be in English or subtitled/dubbed in English, when applicable.
Entry fees are $10.00 [CDN] for Canadian entries and $10.00 [US] for foreign entries. There is no entry fee for Yukon filmmakers. All insurance and shipping costs are the responsibility of the entrant. All international entries must have "For Cultural Purposes Only- No Commercial Value" clearly written on the outside of the shipping package. Due care will be taken in the handling of submissions, but the festival does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival
Bag 8000 Dawson City, Yukon
Canada, Y0B 1G0
Ph. (867) 993-5005
Fax: (867) 993-5838
In light of the success of our prior festivals, the Dawson City Arts Society has given us a mandate to continue producing an International Short Film Festival that reflects the values of our community. Dawson City is an eclectic community of international residents with mixed values. To best reflect the interests of our community we strive to present as diverse and eclectic a range of short films as possible. We're not concerned about categorizing and we hold no bias against any genre or media; we just want to know if you've produced something worthwhile. We present over 65 films over the four days of Easter weekend to an appreciative and cinema-starved audience; an audience who makes their way to the festival through snow and freezing arctic winds from across North America and beyond. Our only requirement of you is that your submission be a short film, video or DVD of up to 60 minutes duration. All submissions are considered.
You don't want to know! But if you're really curious (or just plain bored) then take out the atlas. Find Canada and go to the Yukon Territory; it's the most north westerly part. Get on the Yukon River at Whitehorse (capital of the Yukon) and travel north. Keep going, you're not there yet. When you come to the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers you've arrived!
Northern lights. Weeks of minus 50 degrees Celsius in the winter. 24-hour daylight in the summer. A bar affectionately known as the Snake Pit. A classless society where young and old, employed and unemployed, artist, labourer, professional and slacker intermingle- dressed alike in gumboots, long johns and parkas; and all would rather be nowhere on earth than in this unique community in the remote northwest. And, of course, we still mine gold. Gold! In other words - "..an outer world that succinctly embodies our visions of heaven and hell through its unique combination of hospitable down-hominess and unabashed lunacy. Think Fitzcarraldo meets the Waltons."
MITY Awards (Made In The Yukon): 2 Prizes
MITY Emerging Artist Award: 2 Prizes
Audience Favorite: 2 prizes
Lodestar Award (Best of festival): 1 Award
NEW! Young Filmmakers Award