Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2013 / Film Fest

Taking It To The Streets

Dawson’s Film Fest went outside the box today, holding its traditional outdoor Street BBQ as part of closing activities. Festival goers and participants alike were able to take over Princess Street at Second Ave. and chow down on some delicious burgers and smokies. Appropriately enough, the flame broiling was provided by members of the Dawson … Continue reading

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Out of the Cold Warms the Audience

The Sunday 1 p.m. Emerging Artists line up, titled Out of the Cold,  was definitely one of the highlights of the Dawson Film Fest weekend. The matinee screening played to a packed house — which was to be expected since so many of the filmmakers were actually in attendance, and locals had turned out to … Continue reading

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Cold Cuts Video Festival Debuts as Extension to Dawson Film Fest

On top of the wide selection of  quality short films (from around the Yukon and around the planet) for which the Dawson City International Short Film Festival has come to be known, this year there will be an innovative new addition to the line-up. The inaugural Cold Cuts Video Festival has also been incorporated into … Continue reading

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Story editors & “save the cat” moments

I have two awesome moments written into my notebook from this afternoon’s workshop “Deconstructing Lucille’s Ball.” This was a 3-hour discussion with director/writer Lulu Keating and producer/story editor Roslyn Muir, looking at the ways the script for Lucille’s Ball shifted from initial script to completed shoot. Keating and Muir had materials lined up to present, such … Continue reading

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“It’s Stuck.”

I received a lovely email from my aunt Marg this morning, enquiring if I would be at my parents’ house on Salt Spring Island for Easter weekend. And while, indeed, my parents’ place on the island has such charms as green grass, adorable lambs and (of course) my lovely parents, there is absolutely nowhere else … Continue reading

Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2013 / Film Fest

Meet the Commish Reception Launches Festival

Lucille’s Ball Feature is Film Fest’s First Screening The 2013 edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival has officially kicked off. While there had been a flurry of noticeable activity all week long as a cadre of volunteers, shepherded by Fest producer Dan Sokolowski, scrambled to finish last-minute preparations, everything became the real … Continue reading