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Yorkton Film Festival

Yorkton Film Festival (YFF) is an annual film festival held in late May in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Yorkton Film Festival
Yorkton Film Festival Logo
LocationYorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Founded-1947 as Yorkton International Film Festival
−1981 renamed as Yorkton International Short Film and Video Festival
−1983 renamed as Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival
Film titlesShort films
Hosted byYorkton International Film Festival Society
Festival dateHeld annually in May
Websitewww.yorktonfilm.com

In 1947, the Yorkton Film Council (YFC) was founded: 6 and in 1950 the first international documentary film festival officially opened in western Canada: 6 on 11 October. The festival originally was named Yorkton International Documentary Film Festival and latter become known as Yorkton International Film Festival.: 6

In 1969, the Yorkton Film Council disbanded and the Yorkton International Film Festival Society was formed. The film festival went through several name changes and currently operates as Yorkton Film Festival. It is known as the longest running film festival held in North America.

The festival is open to Canadian productions, or international productions directed by Canadians, and focuses on films that are under 60 minutes in length. It is a qualifying festival for the Canadian Screen Awards.

The Yorkton Film Festival includes awards in 29 categories: 18 main categories, 6 accompanying categories, 3 craft categories and 2 special categories as of 2019. In 2020 the festival will include a new category for Mental Health, sponsored by the Mental Health Drop-in Centre for three years. The festival will be the first in Canada to Include an award for this category.

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National Film Board of Canada

During World War II, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) instituted a program for Canadians during the war through the projection of NFB films across Canada.: 6: 2 Under the leadership of John Grierson, the NFB films produced and distributed nationally and internationally during this time were focused on a range of cultural, technical and educational themes; including the war series,"Canada Carries On" and "The World in Action."

After the war ended, the NFB was faced with a series of budget cuts, which led to the development of film councils across Canada. Under this new system, the NFB would provide the films, and bare the operational costs, to those cities that formed film councils, secured their own projector and organized their own screenings. In 1947, the Yorkton Film Council was established to participate in this program.: 6: 3

James (Jim) Lysyshyn

In 1947, Jim Lysyshyn, a National Film Board field officer, was developing the idea of creating a documentary film festival in Yorkton. Having heard that the Edinburgh Festival of the Arts was planning to add film sections to their festival, Lysyshyn believed that the Yorkton Film Council was in the position to take similar action.: 10 He was successful in convincing the council members of the merits of this project: 10 and first international film festival was scheduled for 1950.

Antoinette (Nettie) Kryski

Nettie Kryski's work with the Yorkton Film Council began in 1947 during a meeting held by the NFB representative and various organizations to discuss the creation of a film council in Yorkton.: 7 As the film council's secretary, she wrote letters to various countries requesting films entries which resulted in 40 films being submitted: 10 to the first festival held in 1950. In 1979 she was awarded the Golden Sheaf for her hard work and dedication to the Yorkton Film Festival.: 10/12 * In 2012, Nettie Kryski's hard work was acknowledged at the festival's 65th anniversary celebration.: 12

Chronology

  • In 1947, the Yorkton Film Council (YFC) was founded.: 6
  • In 1950, the first international film festival was held in Western Canada. The Yorkton International Documentary Film Festival officially opened on 11 October in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The event ran for two-days, 11 and 12 October. Yorkton hosted a film workshop in conjunction with the festival, which was attended by 13 film councils and 30 film committees. James Lysyshyn described the festival's purpose: "to extend public interest in films; to place documentary films on a higher level; and to give the public a better knowledge of film usage." There were film entries from Switzerland, United States, National Film Board of Canada, Crawley Films of Canada, Sweden, India, Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Brazil, New Zealand, Netherlands, Canadian Forestry Association, and France. Prior to the film festival in Yorkton, festivals had been held internationally in London, Edinburgh, Brussels, Paris, Locarno and Venice.
  • In 1952, the second international film festival was held in Yorkton on 16 and 17 October. Entries were accepted in the following categories: agriculture, sociological, general, non-theatrical and cultural (i.e. music and art). Forty-seven films were entered in the festival from multiple countries. Exhibitors included the National Film Board of Canada, Crawley Films Limited, France, Sweden, India, Norway, United Kingdom, J. Arthur Rank Film distributors, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Encyclopædia Britannica of U.S.A., Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Fred G. Bard of Regina, P.G.A. Films Limited. The amateur exhibitors were Ralph Steuck of Abernethy, H. Ferman of Yorkton and J. Hoehn of Regina. An extra day was added to accommodate their screening schedule, making the festival a three-day event. The guest speaker at the festival's dinner was W. S. Jobbins from the National Film Board.
  • In 1953, the Yorkton Film Council joined the Federation of Film Councils of Northern Saskatchewan, formed under the auspices of the National Film Board of Canada.: 7
  • In 1954, the third international film festival was held in Yorkton on 20, 21 October and 23. The three-day event, received strong support from community members. The exhibitors included the National Film Board of Canada, Crawley Films Limited, Sweden, India, United Kingdom, J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors of Canada, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany and Imperial Oil by Christopher Capman. J. Soehn of Regina was the only amateur exhibitor. Mrs. A. L. Caldwell, board of governors of the National Film Board of Canada was a guest speaker at the festival's dinner. Mayor, C. G. Langrill congratulated the film council for their efforts and for training over 250 projectionists.
  • In 1956, the fourth international film festival was held in Yorkton was held on 22, 23 October and 24. The festival received entries from 616 exhibitor that represented 14 countries. There were 52 films shown from 12 countries. The countries competing were Sweden, India, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, Germany, Ireland, France, South Africa, Australia, Russia and Canada. Productions were entered for the first time by Russia and Ireland. First Prize was awarded to the Canadian NFB film The Shepherd, 2nd Prize was awarded to Russia's On the Shores of Lake Issik-Kul, and 3rd Prize was awarded to Britain's Heart of England.
  • In 1957, the Yorkton Film Council received a special award from the Association of Motion Picture Producers and Laboratories of Canada, "in recognition of this outstanding International Film Festival." The citation on the Certificate of Merit read: "The Yorkton Film Council in its International Film festival offers for public viewing a selection of films of high quality from many countries and recognizes and encourages high stand of film production. The special Award is given to the Yorkton Film Council in recognition of its outstanding International Film festival which demonstrates the contribution of the film council movement in Canada.": 10/11
  • In 1957, a fire led to changes in the way the film council operated. Avalon Studios, the film depot and equipment supplier, was one of several businesses affected by the fire and film council lost almost everything. The council appealed to the local community for donations and help, which flowed quickly and helped the council recover.: 19 The Yorkton Public Library took over the responsibilities of Avalon Studios, and became the new film depot, which further allowed the film council to focus on running the festival.: 20
  • In 1958, the fifth international film festival was held in Yorkton on 20, 21 October, and 22nd. Exhibitors in the festival were Sweden, India, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, New Zealand, Germany, China, Cinematographers Association, Israel, Norway, Finland, South Africa, Australia, Russia, Dynamic Films (U.S.A.), University of Southern California, National Film Board of Canada, Crawley Films Ltd., Shell Oil of Canada Ltd. and Imperial Oil Co. Ltd. Adjudicators were Gordon Campbell, Regina – director of adult education division, department of education; Gordon Hawkins, Toronto – associate director of Canadian Association for Adult Education; and Mrs. Lawrence Cherry, Regina – with the Saskatchewan government motion picture division. The National Film Board's City of Gold won first choice, Irael's Israel-An Adventure won second choice, and Himalayan Tapestry, produced by Burma-Shell and entered by Shell Oil Co. won third choice.
  • 1958 marked the 75th anniversary of the city of Yorkton.
  • In 1958, the Golden Sheaf was awarded for 'Best Film' in all categories for the first time to the Czech film, Inspiration.
  • In the 1960s, the advent of television reduced the popularity of the festival so much so that the council decided to delay 1966's festival until 1967 in order to provide more time to promote it.: 20
  • In 1969, the tenth international film festival was held in Yorkton.
  • In 1969, the festival faced dire straits as the YFC disbanded and all but gave up on continuing the festival. Nettie Kryski, treasurer of the film council for over 20 years, refused to let the festival die sought out Yorkton Mayor Allan Bailey, and his wife Colleen, to aid in keeping the festival going.: 21The festival found a new partner in the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the festival organizers reached out to local businesses and community organizations to sponsor the event.: 21 The festival created a new board of directors who worked to ensure the festival's continued survival. This was spearheaded by a succession of volunteers and board members who oversaw and introduced changes that put the festival on secure footing, those people were: Colleen Bailey, Laurence Pearson, Elwyn Vermette, and Brian Woodward.: 21
  • In 1971, when the Venice Film Festival claimed to receive the first ever international film submission from the People's Republic of China the Yorkton organizers were quick to reach out to offer the international community to offer a correction that the Yorkton festival had hosted eight films from China for the 1958 festival and three other films in 1962 and 1964.
  • In the 1979 festival, Barry Morse, star of TV series The Fugitive, presented the newly redesigned Best of Festival Golden Sheaf to multiple recipients. This was first, and only, time in festival history in which multiple films were considered Best of Festival.
  • In 1983 the festival changed its name to Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival. Previous to this it had been known as Yorkton International Short Film and Video Festival and prior to 1981 it had been known as Yorkton International Film Festival.
  • In 2013, on 4 November Ruth Shaw died at the age of 95. She was the last surviving original founder of the Yorkton Film Council in 1947. The festival established the Ruth Shaw (Best of Saskatchewan) award to recognize the best film made in the province on her 90th birthday.

Certificates of Merit

Up to 1954, the audience participated in judging the films through ballot casting: rating films as excellent, good or fair. The winners were issued Certificates of Merit. In 1956, the audience approval was still registered by ballots; however, for the first time the films were adjudicated and rated by film experts and professionals. The first adjudicators were Professor. A J. Wrick, supervisor of adult education division at University of Saskatchewan; Gordon Campbel, director of adult education division at the department of education in Regina; and Frank Morriss, drama and film editor of the Winnipeg Free Press.

Golden Sheaf Awards

After the 1956 film festival, Frank Morris recommended to the council that the film festival adopt a grand prize. The award was designed to be representative of the community and was named the Golden Sheaf Award. The Winnipeg Brass company cast the original design. In 1958 the festival awarded the Golden Sheaf, for the first time, for 'best film of all classes' to the Czech film Inspiration.

The Golden Sheaf Award, for 'best film in all categories', was awarded in 1960 to the NFB film Universe. In the 1960s, the festival moved away from the heavy and expensive brass award and moved towards an engraved metal plaque and then to an acrylic standalone trophy.

In the 1970s, Saskatchewan Government Insurance sponsored a new design for the Golden Sheaf Award. The winning design, by Jerry Didur proved to be too complex and costly to mass-produce.: 33 As a result, the board asked Yorkton artist Jim Trinder to re-design a new Golden Sheaf Award that is still used to this day.

In 1993 at the 31st film festival, referred to at this time as the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, Terry Steyn's Something to Cry About won five awards. This film went on the be nominated in 1995 for four Gemini Awards.

In 1996, the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival, hosted a four-day event and honoured the best in 13 categories with the Golden Sheaf Awards. Utshimassits: Place of the Boss a documentary directed by John Walker (NFB) and produced by Mike Mahoney won 'Best of the Festival' Award. At the next festival, 'The Fifty Years Celebration', an additional four categories for international entries will be added.

In 2002, the documentary Nuliajuk: Mother of the Sea Beasts won the Golden Sheaf 'multicultural' award at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival.

In 2013 the Golden Sheaf Awards were awarded in nineteen Main categories, three Craft awards , the Ruth Shaw (Best of Saskatchewan),Indigenous and Emerging Filmmaker Awards as well as the Founder's Award, awarded to a production depicting historical Canadian characters or events.

In 2019, "Finding Big Country", "El Toro", "Beauty", "Tomorrow" and "Fast Horse" all were award winners. Awards were handed out in 29 categories at the Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards Gala, including the 'Ruth Shaw (Best of Saskatchewan)' was awarded "Bridging Borders – Season 2" and 'Best of Festival', 'Indigenous' and 'Multicultural (under 30 minutes)' were awarded to "Fast Horse."

Golden Sheaf Awards gala

In the 1980 festival, the first Golden Sheaf Awards gala was introduced as part of another initiative by the Board of Directors to increase community participation in the festival. The gala included a traditional Ukrainian supper, celebrating Yorkton's Ukrainian heritage, the Golden Sheaf Awards presentation, a clip from winning films, and a dance to serve as a finale to the fun filled evening.: 35 The gala has become a staple of the festival, and has been hosted by personalities like Shelia Coles,: 36 Jeff Douglas, and Costa Maragos.

Golden Sheaf Award categories

Special awards

Main categories

  • Animation
  • Children's/Youth Productions
  • Comedy
  • Community Television Productions
  • Digital Media
  • Documentary Arts/Culture
  • Documentary History & Biography
  • Documentary POV (Point of View)
  • Documentary Science/Nature/Technology
  • Documentary Series
  • Documentary Social/Political
  • Drama
  • Experimental
  • Lifestyle
  • Performing Arts & Entertainment
  • Short Subject
  • Student Productions

Accompanying categories

Craft awards

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Yorkton Film Festival
Yorkton Film Festival Language Watch Edit Yorkton Film Festival YFF is an annual film festival held in late May in Yorkton Saskatchewan Canada Yorkton Film FestivalYorkton Film Festival LogoLocationYorkton Saskatchewan CanadaFounded 1947 as Yorkton International Film Festival 1981 renamed as Yorkton International Short Film and Video Festival 1983 renamed as Yorkton Short Film and Video FestivalFilm titlesShort filmsHosted byYorkton International Film Festival SocietyFestival dateHeld annually in MayWebsitewww wbr yorktonfilm wbr com In 1947 the Yorkton Film Council YFC was founded 1 6 and in 1950 the first international documentary film festival officially opened in western Canada 1 6 on 11 October 2 3 The festival originally was named Yorkton International Documentary Film Festival 4 and latter become known as Yorkton International Film Festival 1 6 In 1969 the Yorkton Film Council disbanded and the Yorkton International Film Festival Society was formed The film festival went through several name changes and currently operates as Yorkton Film Festival 4 It is known as the longest running film festival held in North America 4 5 6 The festival is open to Canadian productions or international productions directed by Canadians and focuses on films that are under 60 minutes in length 7 It is a qualifying festival for the Canadian Screen Awards The Yorkton Film Festival includes awards in 29 categories 18 main categories 6 accompanying categories 3 craft categories and 2 special categories as of 2019 In 2020 the festival will include a new category for Mental Health sponsored by the Mental Health Drop in Centre for three years The festival will be the first in Canada to Include an award for this category 8 Contents 1 Background 1 1 National Film Board of Canada 1 2 James Jim Lysyshyn 1 3 Antoinette Nettie Kryski 2 History 2 1 Chronology 3 Awards 3 1 Certificates of Merit 3 2 Golden Sheaf Awards 3 3 Golden Sheaf Awards gala 3 4 Golden Sheaf Award categories 3 4 1 Special awards 3 4 2 Main categories 3 4 3 Accompanying categories 3 4 4 Craft awards 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBackground EditNational Film Board of Canada Edit During World War II the National Film Board of Canada NFB instituted a program for Canadians during the war through the projection of NFB films across Canada 1 6 9 2 Under the leadership of John Grierson 10 11 the NFB films 12 produced and distributed nationally and internationally during this time were focused on a range of cultural technical and educational themes 13 including the war series Canada Carries On and The World in Action 14 After the war ended the NFB was faced with a series of budget cuts which led to the development of film councils across Canada Under this new system the NFB would provide the films and bare the operational costs to those cities that formed film councils secured their own projector and organized their own screenings In 1947 the Yorkton Film Council was established to participate in this program 1 6 9 3 James Jim Lysyshyn Edit In 1947 Jim Lysyshyn 15 a National Film Board field officer was developing the idea of creating a documentary film festival in Yorkton 16 17 Having heard that the Edinburgh Festival of the Arts was planning to add film sections to their festival Lysyshyn believed that the Yorkton Film Council was in the position to take similar action 9 10 He was successful in convincing the council members of the merits of this project 9 10 and first international film festival was scheduled for 1950 16 Antoinette Nettie Kryski Edit Nettie Kryski s work with the Yorkton Film Council began in 1947 during a meeting held by the NFB representative and various organizations to discuss the creation of a film council in Yorkton 1 7 As the film council s secretary she wrote letters to various countries requesting films entries 18 which resulted in 40 films being submitted 1 10 to the first festival held in 1950 In 1979 she was awarded the Golden Sheaf for her hard work and dedication to the Yorkton Film Festival 1 10 12 In 2012 Nettie Kryski s hard work was acknowledged at the festival s 65th anniversary celebration 1 12 History EditChronology Edit In 1947 the Yorkton Film Council YFC was founded 1 6 In 1950 the first international film festival was held in Western Canada 19 The Yorkton International Documentary Film Festival 4 officially opened on 11 October in Yorkton Saskatchewan The event ran for two days 11 and 12 October 20 Yorkton hosted a film workshop in conjunction with the festival which was attended by 13 film councils and 30 film committees 2 19 James Lysyshyn described the festival s purpose to extend public interest in films to place documentary films on a higher level and to give the public a better knowledge of film usage 2 There were film entries from Switzerland United States National Film Board of Canada Crawley Films of Canada Sweden India Norway United Kingdom Denmark Brazil New Zealand Netherlands Canadian Forestry Association 20 and France 21 Prior to the film festival in Yorkton festivals had been held internationally in London Edinburgh Brussels Paris Locarno and Venice 3 In 1952 the second international film festival was held in Yorkton 22 on 16 and 17 October 23 Entries were accepted in the following categories agriculture sociological general non theatrical and cultural i e music and art 21 Forty seven films were entered in the festival from multiple countries 24 25 Exhibitors included the National Film Board of Canada Crawley Films Limited France Sweden India Norway United Kingdom J Arthur Rank Film distributors Denmark Australia New Zealand South Africa Switzerland Encyclopaedia Britannica of U S A Netherlands Belgium Germany Fred G Bard of Regina P G A Films Limited 24 The amateur exhibitors were Ralph Steuck of Abernethy H Ferman of Yorkton and J Hoehn of Regina 24 An extra day was added to accommodate their screening schedule making the festival a three day event 24 The guest speaker at the festival s dinner was W S Jobbins from the National Film Board 24 In 1953 the Yorkton Film Council joined the Federation of Film Councils of Northern Saskatchewan formed under the auspices of the National Film Board of Canada 1 7 In 1954 the third international film festival was held in Yorkton on 20 21 October and 23 26 The three day event 27 received strong support from community members The exhibitors included the National Film Board of Canada Crawley Films Limited Sweden India United Kingdom J Arthur Rank Film Distributors of Canada Denmark Australia New Zealand South Africa Netherlands Germany and Imperial Oil by Christopher Capman 3 J Soehn of Regina was the only amateur exhibitor 3 Mrs A L Caldwell board of governors of the National Film Board of Canada was a guest speaker at the festival s dinner 3 Mayor C G Langrill congratulated the film council for their efforts and for training over 250 projectionists 3 In 1956 the fourth international film festival was held in Yorkton 28 was held on 22 23 October and 24 29 The festival received entries from 616 exhibitor that represented 14 countries 28 There were 52 films shown from 12 countries 28 The countries competing were Sweden India United Kingdom Denmark Netherlands New Zealand United States Germany Ireland France South Africa Australia Russia and Canada 28 Productions were entered for the first time by Russia and Ireland 28 30 First Prize was awarded to the Canadian NFB film The Shepherd 2nd Prize was awarded to Russia s On the Shores of Lake Issik Kul and 3rd Prize was awarded to Britain s Heart of England 31 In 1957 the Yorkton Film Council received a special award from the Association of Motion Picture Producers and Laboratories of Canada in recognition of this outstanding International Film Festival 6 The citation on the Certificate of Merit read The Yorkton Film Council in its International Film festival offers for public viewing a selection of films of high quality from many countries and recognizes and encourages high stand of film production The special Award is given to the Yorkton Film Council in recognition of its outstanding International Film festival which demonstrates the contribution of the film council movement in Canada 1 10 11 In 1957 a fire led to changes in the way the film council operated Avalon Studios the film depot and equipment supplier was one of several businesses affected by the fire and film council lost almost everything 32 The council appealed to the local community for donations and help which flowed quickly and helped the council recover 9 19 The Yorkton Public Library took over the responsibilities of Avalon Studios and became the new film depot which further allowed the film council to focus on running the festival 9 20 In 1958 the fifth international film festival was held in Yorkton on 20 21 October and 22nd 33 16 Exhibitors in the festival were Sweden India United Kingdom Denmark Netherlands Czechoslovakia New Zealand Germany China Cinematographers Association Israel Norway Finland South Africa Australia Russia Dynamic Films U S A University of Southern California National Film Board of Canada Crawley Films Ltd Shell Oil of Canada Ltd and Imperial Oil Co Ltd 34 Adjudicators were Gordon Campbell Regina director of adult education division department of education Gordon Hawkins Toronto associate director of Canadian Association for Adult Education and Mrs Lawrence Cherry Regina with the Saskatchewan government motion picture division 34 The National Film Board s City of Gold won first choice Irael s Israel An Adventure won second choice and Himalayan Tapestry produced by Burma Shell and entered by Shell Oil Co won third choice 35 1958 marked the 75th anniversary of the city of Yorkton 16 In 1958 the Golden Sheaf was awarded for Best Film in all categories for the first time to the Czech film Inspiration 16 In the 1960s the advent of television reduced the popularity of the festival so much so that the council decided to delay 1966 s festival until 1967 in order to provide more time to promote it 9 20 In 1969 the tenth international film festival was held in Yorkton 36 In 1969 the festival faced dire straits as the YFC disbanded and all but gave up on continuing the festival Nettie Kryski treasurer of the film council for over 20 years refused to let the festival die sought out Yorkton Mayor Allan Bailey and his wife Colleen to aid in keeping the festival going 9 21 The festival found a new partner in the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the festival organizers reached out to local businesses and community organizations to sponsor the event 9 21 The festival created a new board of directors who worked to ensure the festival s continued survival This was spearheaded by a succession of volunteers and board members who oversaw and introduced changes that put the festival on secure footing those people were Colleen Bailey Laurence Pearson Elwyn Vermette and Brian Woodward 9 21 In 1971 when the Venice Film Festival claimed to receive the first ever international film submission from the People s Republic of China the Yorkton organizers were quick to reach out to offer the international community to offer a correction that the Yorkton festival had hosted eight films from China for the 1958 festival and three other films in 1962 and 1964 37 In the 1979 festival Barry Morse star of TV series The Fugitive presented the newly redesigned Best of Festival Golden Sheaf to multiple recipients This was first and only time in festival history in which multiple films were considered Best of Festival 38 In 1983 the festival changed its name to Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival Previous to this it had been known as Yorkton International Short Film and Video Festival and prior to 1981 it had been known as Yorkton International Film Festival 7 In 2013 on 4 November Ruth Shaw died at the age of 95 She was the last surviving original founder of the Yorkton Film Council in 1947 The festival established the Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan award to recognize the best film made in the province on her 90th birthday 39 Awards EditCertificates of Merit Edit Up to 1954 22 40 27 the audience participated in judging the films through ballot casting rating films as excellent good or fair 3 The winners were issued Certificates of Merit 23 In 1956 the audience approval was still registered by ballots however for the first time the films were adjudicated and rated by film experts and professionals 28 The first adjudicators were Professor A J Wrick supervisor of adult education division at University of Saskatchewan Gordon Campbel director of adult education division at the department of education in Regina and Frank Morriss drama and film editor of the Winnipeg Free Press 28 Golden Sheaf Awards Edit After the 1956 film festival Frank Morris recommended to the council that the film festival adopt a grand prize 41 The award was designed to be representative of the community and was named the Golden Sheaf Award 34 The Winnipeg Brass company cast the original design 41 In 1958 the festival awarded the Golden Sheaf for the first time for best film of all classes 30 to the Czech film Inspiration 16 42 The Golden Sheaf Award for best film in all categories was awarded in 1960 to the NFB film Universe 43 In the 1960s the festival moved away from the heavy and expensive brass award and moved towards an engraved metal plaque and then to an acrylic standalone trophy 44 In the 1970s Saskatchewan Government Insurance sponsored a new design for the Golden Sheaf Award 41 The winning design by Jerry Didur 45 proved to be too complex and costly to mass produce 9 33 As a result the board asked Yorkton artist Jim Trinder to re design a new Golden Sheaf Award that is still used to this day 46 In 1993 at the 31st film festival referred to at this time as the Yorkton Short Film amp Video Festival Terry Steyn s Something to Cry About won five awards This film went on the be nominated in 1995 for four Gemini Awards 47 In 1996 the Yorkton Short Film amp Video Festival hosted a four day event and honoured the best in 13 categories with the Golden Sheaf Awards Utshimassits Place of the Boss a documentary directed by John Walker NFB and produced by Mike Mahoney won Best of the Festival Award At the next festival The Fifty Years Celebration an additional four categories for international entries will be added 48 In 2002 the documentary Nuliajuk Mother of the Sea Beasts won the Golden Sheaf multicultural award at the Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival 49 In 2013 the Golden Sheaf Awards were awarded in nineteen Main categories three Craft awards the Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Indigenous and Emerging Filmmaker Awards as well as the Founder s Award awarded to a production depicting historical Canadian characters or events 50 In 2019 Finding Big Country El Toro Beauty Tomorrow and Fast Horse all were award winners Awards were handed out in 29 categories at the Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards Gala including the Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan was awarded Bridging Borders Season 2 and Best of Festival Indigenous and Multicultural under 30 minutes were awarded to Fast Horse 51 Golden Sheaf Awards gala Edit In the 1980 festival the first Golden Sheaf Awards gala was introduced as part of another initiative by the Board of Directors to increase community participation in the festival The gala included a traditional Ukrainian supper celebrating Yorkton s Ukrainian heritage the Golden Sheaf Awards presentation a clip from winning films and a dance to serve as a finale to the fun filled evening 9 35 The gala has become a staple of the festival and has been hosted by personalities like Shelia Coles 9 36 Jeff Douglas 5 and Costa Maragos 52 Golden Sheaf Award categories Edit Special awards Edit Best of Festival Kathleen Shannon Award The Founders AwardMain categories Animation Children s Youth Productions Comedy Community Television Productions Digital Media Documentary Arts Culture Documentary History amp Biography Documentary POV Point of View Documentary Science Nature Technology Documentary Series Documentary Social Political Drama Experimental Lifestyle Performing Arts amp Entertainment Short Subject Student ProductionsAccompanying categories Emerging Filmmaker Award Indigenous Award Multicultural Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Craft awards Director ResearchReferences Edit a b c d e f g h i j k l Morrel Kathy Fall 2011 The little engine that could Nettie Kryski and the Yorton Film Festival PDF Saskatchewan History Magazine 63 2 6 12 Retrieved 27 September 2019 a b c Film festival for Yorkton Regina Leader Post 1 June 1950 p 2 Retrieved 20 August 2019 a b c d e f g Documentary film festival turns spotlight on Yorkton Regina Leader Post 21 October 1954 Retrieved 2 August 2019 a b c d Andre Paquet Wyndham Wise 17 October 2014 Film Festivals The Canadian Encyclopedia Retrieved 6 September 2019 CS1 maint multiple names authors list link a b Marr Tonaya 24 May 2012 Film fest is just part of what makes Yorkton unique Regina Leader Post p 62 Retrieved 3 September 2019 a b Film festival Regina Leader Post 29 August 1971 p 34 Retrieved 2 September 2019 a b Festival s name changed again Regina Leader Post 28 January 1983 p 8 Retrieved 4 September 2019 Wilger Devin 23 October 2019 Yorkton Film Festival to feature new award Yorkton Canada Yorkton This Week Retrieved 12 November 2019 a b c d e f g h i j k l m 65 Years of Film PDF Yorkton Film Festival Retrieved 31 July 2019 Richardson B T 8 June 1942 Canada s Propaganda Films Saskatoon Star Phoenix p 9 Retrieved 11 August 2019 Richardson B T 3 February 1947 John Grierson s Films Saskatoon Star Phoenix p 9 Retrieved 11 August 2019 McLean John 16 April 1949 National Film Board To Observe Birthday Ottawa Citizen p 13 Retrieved 11 August 2019 Woodsworth Charles J 15 November 1946 Filming The Canadian Scene Ottawa Citizen Retrieved 11 August 2019 Canadian Films Making History The Province 31 October 1942 p 44 Retrieved 9 September 2019 Courtesy of YFF Archives 22 April 2013 Yorkton Film Festival founder James Lysyshyn Vancouver Sun Retrieved 5 August 2019 a b c d e f Shaw Ruth 9 October 1962 International film festival means fame for Yorkton Regina Leader Post p 2 Retrieved 31 July 2019 Rosano Michela 20 April 2016 10 surprising facts about Canadians in cinema Canadian Geographic Retrieved 2 August 2019 Yorkton Film Festival began as community event Saskatoon Star Phoenix 28 June 1978 p 10 Retrieved 11 August 2019 a b West To Have Film Festival Vancouver News Herald 12 June 1950 p 14 Retrieved 12 August 2019 a b Foreign films for festival Regina Leader Post 12 October 1950 p 2 Retrieved 21 August 2019 a b Festival planned Regina Leader Post 3 April 1952 p 2 Retrieved 29 August 2019 a b Yorkton Film Festival Awards Announced Regina Leader Post 23 October 1952 Retrieved 20 August 2019 a b Entries from 16 nations received Regina Leader Post 24 September 1952 p 2 Retrieved 30 August 2019 a b c d e 47 films compete at festival Regina Leader Post 17 October 1952 Retrieved 30 August 2019 Canadian Films Promotion International Relations Saskatoon Star Phoenix 20 October 1952 p 11 Retrieved 20 August 2019 International Film Festival Starts Showings at Yorkton Saskatoon Star Phoenix 22 October 1954 p 24 Retrieved 30 August 2019 a b Documentary film festival turns spotlight on Yorkton Regina Leader Post 21 October 1954 Retrieved 21 August 2019 a b c d e f g 14 countries enter fourth film festival Regina Leader Post 16 October 1956 p 2 Retrieved 4 August 2019 Yorkton to Hold Film Festival Saskatoon Star Phoenix 17 April 1956 p 22 Retrieved 30 August 2019 a b Film Entries Pour in For Yorkton Festival Saskatoon Star Phoenix 12 September 1958 p 2 Retrieved 4 August 2019 Canadian Film Judged Best Saskatoon Star Phoenix 27 October 1956 p 25 Retrieved 4 August 2019 Films Lost in Blaze at Yorkton Saskatoon StarPhoenix 6 February 1957 p 10 Retrieved 11 September 2019 Yorkton Set For Film Festival Saskatoon Star Phoenix 29 September 1958 p 12 Retrieved 30 August 2019 a b c 17 foreign nations show films as fifth Yorkton festival opens Leader Post 1956 5 21 October 1958 p 2 Retrieved 1 September 2019 1 000 attend Tuesday film festival showing Regina Leader Post 22 October 1958 Retrieved 30 August 2019 Big film fest in small Sask town The Gazette 13 September 1969 p 75 Retrieved 23 August 2019 Venice had first Chinese films this year but Yorkton had some in 1962 and in 1964 Calgary Herald 13 October 1971 p 29 Retrieved 11 September 2019 Morse says entries superb The Leader Post 19 November 1979 p 24 Retrieved 11 September 2019 Shaw Ruth The Leader Post 9 November 2013 p 42 Retrieved 10 September 2019 Canadian Films Promotion International Relations Saskatoon Star Phoenix 20 October 1952 p 11 Retrieved 29 August 2019 a b c Humphries Don September 1977 14th Yorkton international Film Festival pdf Cinema Canada p 54 Retrieved 7 September 2019 via EBSCO Trophy Presented Regina Leader Post 29 October 1958 p 2 Retrieved 1 September 2019 Burton Nik December 1978 January 1978 14th The oldest continuing North American fest pdf Cinema Canada pp 32 33 Retrieved 9 September 2019 via EBSCO The Golden Sheaf Awards Yorkton Film Festival Retrieved 5 August 2019 Design award made Regina Leader Post 26 September 1977 p 41 Retrieved 6 September 2019 Film entries pouring in for Yorkton Festival Regina Leader Post 7 September 1979 p 13 Retrieved 6 September 2019 Screen Performing Arts amp Entertainment in Canada EBSCO 29 3 44 Summer 1995 ISSN 1185 3433 Retrieved 18 September 2019 Caton Jacolyn Fall 1996 Yorkton Short Film amp Video Festival Performing Arts amp Entertainment in Canada EBSCO 30 3 43 ISSN 1185 3433 Retrieved 18 September 2019 Nuliajuk wins multicultural award Inuit Art Quarterly 17 3 60 Fall 2002 ISSN 0831 6708 Retrieved 18 September 2019 Canada s Golden Sheaf Award Winners 2013 PDF Yorkton Film Festival Retrieved 11 September 2019 Young Ryan 27 May 2019 Packed House at 2019 Yorkton Film Festival s Golden Sheaf Awards Gala at Gallagher Centre GX94 Radio Retrieved 30 September 2019 A rookie at Yorkton Film Fest National Screen Institute 6 June 2013 Retrieved 10 September 2019 Further reading Edit2019 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2018 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2017 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2016 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2015 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2014 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2013 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2012 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2011 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2010 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2009 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2008 Golden Sheaf Award winners amp nominees 2007 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2006 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2005 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2004 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2003 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2002 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2001 Golden Sheaf Award winners 2000 Golden Sheaf Award winnersExternal links EditFestival website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Yorkton Film Festival amp oldid 1054194319, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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