Film Fest

Vixen Velvet’s Zombie Massacre. Film Screening, Wednesday, December 28th, 7:30 pm.

Filmed in Dawson City with a cast of Klondike Undead!  A low-fi underground sex-and-horror comedy about unlikely porn star Vixen Velvet as she makes her latest movie. Frustrated by the limitations of working exclusively in erotic entertainment, Vixen hijacks the film and vows to turn the low budget ‘zombie porn’ picture into a more ‘respectable’ … Continue reading

Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2013 / Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2016 / Film Fest / Film Screening

Free Screening! April 20th, 7:30

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World. National Canadian Film Day. Great Door prizes! The natural beauty of this culturally rich archipelago has served as a backdrop for tragedies such as outbreaks of smallpox and the exploitation of natural resources. And yet, the Haida Nation remains undaunted, drawing on 14,000 years of tradition in … Continue reading

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