May 25 – 28, 2017

Call for Submissions

Our 2017 Call for Submissions is now open! Submissions are $50 until November 18, 2016. Student submissions are free until December 21, 2016! Entry Deadline is January 31, 2017.

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2016 Festival

Our 2016 Festival has come to a close. A huge thank you to all of our attendees, and congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and nominees.

Festival Info panels Screenings Winners

Sponsored by RBC Foundation

RBC YFF 2016 Mentorship Program

The RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program is a three ­year initiative designed with the intent of connecting emerging filmmakers with mentors to provide them with a year­long mentorship to help guide their careers into the national film and television arena.

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2016 Winners

The nominees in our main entry and accompanying categories for the 2016 Golden Sheaf Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all of our nominees!

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In addition to our annual festival, YFF offers numerous opportunities to connect great Canadian cinema with audiences. This includes partnership with local and provincial organizations to host regular screenings of films submitted to YFF, a local film club held from October through March, and our Golden Sheaf Awards Tour DVDs.

All of our events are held free of charge and open to all. Check out our events calendar to find out when our next event is being held.


Events Calendar


YFF has a small, but dedicated, group of staff working to ensure the best possible festival experience. Our staff is able to help you with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have about our festival. Feel free to check out our staff directory to find the right person to get in touch with.

Randy Goulden

Executive Director

Blair Yacishyn

Program Manager

Kathy Morrell

Outreach Coordinator

Scott Stelmaschuk

Festival Coordinator

Festival Board Festival Staff


Volunteers are the backbone of YFF. From helping to shuttle delegates to running screening rooms, we didn’t become North America’s longest running festival without a lot of help from our local and surrounding community. If you’d like to be a part of YFF, let us know.

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