<i>Out of the Cold</i> Lets Emerging Yukon Filmmakers Warm Up 
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017

Out of the Cold Lets Emerging Yukon Filmmakers Warm Up 

One of the more popular events at the Dawson Film Fest is always the Sunday afternoon Out of the Cold screening. This showing highlights up-and-coming Yukon filmmakers, including (not surprisingly, given the strong creative temperament of Dawson City) many local artists. It takes a lot of work to make a film, and even more nerve to … Continue reading

Canucks Run Amok at <i>Reel Canada</i> Free Showing
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017

Canucks Run Amok at Reel Canada Free Showing

To commemorate National Film Day, which transpired immediately at the start of this year’s Dawson Film Fest, the Saturday 7 p.m. screening was a free Reel Canada smorgasbord — or should that be poutine — of made-in-Canada short films. As always, the pieces not only reflected the immense variety of the mosaic that is Canada, … Continue reading

Dawson Film Fest Gets All Territorial With <i>Yukon Visions</i>
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017

Dawson Film Fest Gets All Territorial With Yukon Visions

A standing-room-only crowd packed the KIAC Ballroom for the 7 p.m. opening screening of short films at the 2017 Dawson City International Short Film Festival. The keen interest was not surprising, given the films were all by Yukoners (including several local filmmakers), several of whom were in attendance. Festival director Dan Sokolowski introduced these artists … Continue reading

Cold Cuts Video Festival’s <i>Cosmic Histories</i> Uses Sci-Fi to Probe Our Collective Psyche
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017 / ODD Gallery

Cold Cuts Video Festival’s Cosmic Histories Uses Sci-Fi to Probe Our Collective Psyche

For the past five years, the Cold Cuts Video Festival has been held in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Originally conceived by Nicole Rayburn, who has been its producer ever since, Cold Cuts is a curated exhibition at the ODD Gallery of video works by contemporary Canadian artists. This year’s theme … Continue reading

Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017

NWT Filmmakers Give Dawsonites the Boot Camp

As much as entertainment is a big part of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, there are also workshops and seminars that are grist for the mill for the Klondike’s impressive cadre of aspiring filmmakers. On Friday 14 April from noon to 4 p.m., aRTLeSS Collective‘s, Jay Bulckaert and Pablo Saravanja, creators of the … Continue reading

<i>Dawson City, Frozen Time</i> Melts Dawson Audience’s Hearts
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2017

Dawson City, Frozen Time Melts Dawson Audience’s Hearts

The 2017 Dawson City International Short Film Festival opened on Thursday 13 April with a very special feature presentation of the documentary Dawson City, Frozen Time. The showing, not surprisingly, was sold out — and extremely well received — given the keen local interest in the production. Dawson City, Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true … Continue reading