Submissions are now closed and programming has begun for the 2020 edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Watch this space for complete informatrion about screenings, workshops, and other festival-related events!
The 20th film fest finished with a bang hosting “Studio 20/20”, a Studio 54 remake in the ballroom. Two days later, the Yukon River “broke” with a whimper, sending a small pan of ice ¼ mile downriver, announcing that spring had finally arrived.
The rest of the weekend was filled with excitement, good times, wonderful films and great atmosphere at workshops, meet and greets and between screening gatherings!
It all started with the world premiere of Chris and James Healey’s The Winter Folk, a finely crafted documentary on the people that inhabit the Klondike and specifically how winter affects them.
Yukon films were strewn throughout the festival in screenings on every day of the festival, culminating with a special retro screening of some of the festival favourites from the past years. 45 of the 95 films shown were created in the Yukon.
The festival was more than just films. With workshops on Editing, creating iPhone movies, Haptic Visuality, The World of Short Film according the Danny Lennon, Run and Gun Gear, there were also video installations by Jillian McDonald and Marten Berkman, a live street concert complete with plates of home made perogies, a burlesque performance by Chevonne of the Yukon, and the finishing Studio 20/20 dance party!
We look forward to our 3rd decade of bringing media arts to the Klondike on the beautiful traditional territory of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in.
The MITY (Made in the Yukon) film awards highlighted the final Sunday night screening.