November 18-20, 2022

Make a film in 48 Hours!

Rules
• 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 4 minutes. (There is no minimum length)
No pornographic or inappropriate material will be accepted
• Entrants will receive a prop requirement that must appear in the film at the start of the challenge.
• 50% discount on YFS/KIAC Equipment for 48 Challenge productions
Practice the Safe 6 while participating in the Yukon 48 Film Challenge.

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

The competition begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 18, 2022.
Participants will be given 48 hours from the time of registration.

Participants have the option to apply for the Yukon-Only challenge and/or the Canada-Wide challenge. For the Yukon-Only version, one “key” that must be used in the film will be revealed at the start of the Challenge. The “key” has to be incorporated into your film in any way (physically, verbally, etc). Participants outside the Whitehorse or Dawson area may participate and can privately upload their film to YouTube or Vimeo or send the links to us. We must have the link by the deadline on Sunday. The Canada-Wide competition has the same rules, but with 5 “keys” to be incorporated in to the film.

Films can be delivered/links sent to KIAC or the YFS starting on Sunday, November 20. Drop off films at the KIAC office on Sunday between 5 and 6pm or Email a download link to filmfest@kiac.ca. For YFS entrants email download link to tech@yukonfilmsociety.com or drop off the films at the office between 3pm to 6pm. Please keep your links private until after the screenings.

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. Please do not make your link public.

All films wil be screened on November 23rd in Whitehorse and Dawson City.

Dawson City: KIAC Ballroom
Doors at 7pm, Films at 7:30
$5 at the door. (or pay what you can)
Cash Bar and popcorn

Equipment is the responsibility of the entrant, however a 50% discount on YFS and KIAC equipment is available for 48 Challenge productions. (YFS and/or KIAC Membership is required.)

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 November 23, 2022.2 winning entries will be decided upon by a jury. The winning entries will be screened at the 2023 Dawson City International Short Film Festival and the 2023 Available Light Film Festival and will participate in the Canada wide The48FilmFest in Spring 2023.Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences.

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.

Participants must pay an entry fee of $20 for the Yukon-Only and $25 for the Canada-Wide challenges. Youth entries (19 and under) are free.

In Whithorse entry fees can be paid in person at 212 Lambert Street or online at the following link:
yukon-film-society.square.site/product/yt-48-film-challenge-registration/67

For Dawson City entries can be paid at The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
or online here

Entry Form

Logos for acknowledgement. (Click on image and "save image as")

Equipment
Equipment is the responsibility of the entrant, however a 50% discount on YFS and KIAC equipment is available for Yukon 48 Challenge productions for production members in good standing.  Equipment should be reserved in advance and is available on a first come first served basis.
*If booking YFS Equipment from Dawson please book in advance to allow for shipping time. Equipment rental is first come first served.

Copyright
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. YFS would like to upload the films to our Available Light On-Demand platform for streaming and copyrighted material will not be uploaded.

Here are a few different resources for royalty free material:
creativecommons.org
freesound.org
mixkit.co/free-stock-music
joystock.org
archive.org/details/stock_footage

Music Yukon, Jazz Yukon and Yukon Film Society can connect you with local artists that may be interested in providing music and sound for your films. This type of collaboration is encouraged!

Music Yukon: hello@musicyukon.com
Jazz Yukon: info@jazzyukon.ca
Yukon Film Society: yfs@yukonfilmsociety.com

All films will be shown at screenings in Whitehorse and Dawson City on Nov 23rd. The screening venue is Yukon Theatre for Whitehorse. In Dawson City, at KIAC Ballroom/Dënäkär Zho.

Two winning entries, one for Whitehorse and one for Yukon Community based projects, will be decided upon by a jury. The winning entries will receive a prize of $500 each and will be screened at the 2023 Dawson City International Short Film Festival and the 2023 Available Light Film Festival. Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences. All submissions (that don’t have copyright infringements) will have the oprition to go on the Available Light On-Demand platform for streaming.

Winning entries for the Canada-Wide competition may not be shown online until after their screening taking place in May/June.

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.

Thank you for your participation and break a leg!

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