MITY Awards Celebrate Yukon Talent
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

MITY Awards Celebrate Yukon Talent

While a festival like the DCISFF is primarily about appreciating a curated collection of work for its artistic merit, and not necessarily about individual achievement, awards nevertheless seem to have their place in the zeitgeist of film festivals in general. For the Dawson version, the ones that matter most are those celebrating Yukon talent – … Continue reading

The End <em>(Music Plays Over Credits)</em>
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

The End (Music Plays Over Credits)

And just like that, the 16th edition of the Dawson International Short Film Festival is over. With so much to take in over the three days of the fest, it’s always somewhat of a shock when the Easter Weekend – with all of its myriad screenings, workshops, meet-and-mingles, and presentations  – whizzes by, and the exhausted-but-elated staff, … Continue reading

The Long and Shorts of It
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

The Long and Shorts of It

With almost 100 different short films from around the globe having been selected for inclusion into the Dawson Film Fest, the style and substance of the films can vary dramatically. It’s always a challenge, albeit a fun one, for DCISFF director Dan Sokolowski to curate them for the themed screenings. Northern films, emerging Yukon artists, … Continue reading

Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

DCISFF Workshops, Seminars Help Filmmakers Hone Their Craft

While the screenings of almost 100 short films, and the accompanying whirlwind of social events, are the mainstay of the Dawson Film Fest, it’s not all popcorn and gawking for those in attendance. On top of an impressive local contingent, the DCISFF attracts filmmakers from all over the continent, but especially northern creators, and many come … Continue reading

Late-Night Septuple-Feature Horror Picture Show
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

Late-Night Septuple-Feature Horror Picture Show

While the late screenings at the Dawson Film Fest are often known for their edgy or adult-only content, the Saturday night Strange Things Done screening offered a film fest first – a line-up completely made up of horror-type films, including a pair by Yukon filmmakers. To make the screening even more special, Dawson’s own queen of burlesque, Chevonne of … Continue reading

<strong><em>Yukon and Beyond</em></strong>: Northern Films Kick Off Screenings of Shorts
Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2015

Yukon and Beyond: Northern Films Kick Off Screenings of Shorts

While the Dawson Film Fest has technically been underway since Thursday night’s special screening, and yesterday included workshops, socials, and the kick-off of Cold Cuts, it was finally time to get down to the main course on Friday night – the shorts. And there was no better way to get that ball rolling than with the 7 p.m. screening … Continue reading