Create a film in 48 Hours!
January 12-14, 2018

Register early!
Drop in the Registration Form (fillable PDF) or word document.
at the Yukon Film Society (212 Lambert Street, Whitehorse) or KIAC (Dawson City) before January 12th.

8pm (doors 7:30) Admission by Donation
WHITEHORSE (Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre)


• $20 Registration Fee (per film) - Gala screening by donation January 18th
• 50% discount on YFS/KIAC Equipment for 48 Challenge productions
If booking YFS Equipment from Dawson please book in advance to allow for shipping time
• Filmmakers may work individually or in teams
• There is no age restriction to enter the competition
• The films may be of any genre (drama, documentary, comedy, experimental, animation)
• No previously shot footage may be used (up to 20 % archival material may be used)
• Maximum length 5 min. (There is no minimum length)
• No pornographic or inappropriate material will be accepted

All films must acknowledge the Yukon Film Society (YFS) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in their credits. Logos below.

The competition begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, January 12th, 2018. Participants will be given 48 hours from the time of registration to hand in a final DV tape or Quicktime file on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 (No exceptions). Participants outside the Whitehorse or Dawson area may participate and can upload their film to You Tube or Vimeo or send them to us via an ftp site. We must have the link by the deadline on Sunday.

Participants must MOSQUITO REPELLENT as a prop in their film. You may incorporate this in any way, visually, verbally or any other way to make it into your project.

Equipment is the responsibility of the entrant, however a 50% discount on YFS and KIAC equipment is available for 48 Challenge productions. (YFS Production Membership is required at a pro-rated cost of $25.) A technician will be available for assistance on Sunday (in Whitehorse) to assist with technical issues during Production and Post Production. Email Takashi at to schedule.

All material used in the films must be owned by the filmmaker. Any copyrighted materials included in the work must have been legally cleared for use. KIAC/YFS are permitted to retain an archive copy of your production for the purposes of promotion for future events. All films will be shown at screenings in Whitehorse and Dawson City on January 18th , 2018.

A winning entry will be decided upon by a jury. The winning entry will be screened at the 2018 Dawson City International Short Film Festival and the 2018 Available Light Film Festival. Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences.

Note: All other films may submit to the 2018 Dawson City International Short Film Festival as a late entry. (This does not gaurantee acceptance into the festival)

The Yukon Film Society and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries or liabilities that may occur during the making of your film.


Helen O'Connor
Yukon Film Society

Dawson City
Dan Sokolowski
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

Check out the results from last years challenge!