DCISFF 2016 Award Winners
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

DCISFF 2016 Award Winners

It’s difficult (and often unfair) to single out a few notable films from the bevy of great submissions that comprised the line-up at the 17th Dawson International Short Film Festival. Nevertheless, after much hair pulling and brow knitting, the judging panels managed to select the lucky recipients of this year’s festival awards. Click here to read … Continue reading

<em>The Big Finish</em> Has Us Laughing, Crying, and Pondering
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

The Big Finish Has Us Laughing, Crying, and Pondering

Despite three jam-packed days featuring a dozen screenings, workshops, artist talks, video festival, art displays — not to mention a pierogie street party — it’s nevertheless still feels like a surprise when the Dawson City film fest finally comes to an end. So, if you program a final screening called The Big Finish you’d better be prepared to deliver. That was definitely the … Continue reading

Emerging Artists Highlight Sunday Matinee
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

Emerging Artists Highlight Sunday Matinee

Out of the Cold, the DCISFF’s Sunday 1 p.m. screening, is often the venue for showing films by emerging Yukon filmmakers, including debut productions on many occasions. That was again the case this year, with several offerings by first- or second-time artists, combined with submissions from some veterans. Many of the filmmakers were in attendance in the packed Odd … Continue reading

The Kids Kick Butt!
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

The Kids Kick Butt!

Thanks to a heavy dose of local content, plus a great turnout from supportive family and neighbours, the Yukon Youth screening on Saturday afternoon was another sold-out affair. And judging from the quality and variety of the subject matter — from humourous to profound — the cinematic future of the Territory is in good hands. Described as “a mash-up between ‘Hinterland … Continue reading

Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

The Long and Shorts of It

Create a film festival dedicated to short films from around Canada and the world, and you’re bound to get a huge variety in the works submitted in terms of length, style, and cinematic approach. From hard-hitting and moving documentaries to exquisite experimental pieces to dramatic works that will make you laugh, cry, cringe … or anything in between, … Continue reading

Yukon Films Kickstart Friday Night Flicks
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

Yukon Films Kickstart Friday Night Flicks

The first official screenings of short films began Friday evening at 7 p.m. and the Odd Fellows Hall was jam packed, with standing room only. The main reason for this was that the first slate of films was Yukon and Beyond, featuring seven Yukon shorts — including a quartet by Dawson filmmakers. Needless to say, that generated … Continue reading

2016 Cold Cuts Video Festival — <i>Disrupting Binaries</i>
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest

2016 Cold Cuts Video Festival — Disrupting Binaries

The 2016 Cold Cuts Video Festival, which runs in conjunction and association with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, kicked off today at 4 p.m. with a reception at the Yukon School of the Visual Arts (SOVA). The program this year, Disrupting Binaries, is curated by Corinna Ghaznavi, and focuses on Canadian women working in … Continue reading