April 6, 2020
For 73 years the Yorkton Film Festival has been bringing filmmakers and Canadian audiences together.
Today, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and direction given by the World Health Organization, the Canadian government and the Saskatchewan government, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 festival, scheduled for May 21 to 24 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
We are working closely with all of our sponsors, partners, and panelists who continue to be incredibly supportive.
Postponing the festival was not a decision that we took lightly, but it was the right thing to do for all involved including festival delegates, speakers, and staff. This was a tough but necessary call, and we are confident that the festival will be delivered at a later time. Our team is working on new ways to connect and honour the filmmakers who have submitted their work to the Golden Sheaf Awards. We look forward to working with all of you in the coming months to do just that.
Thank you for your patience, encouragement and support as we continue to bring film and audiences together.
Stay tuned. Stay safe. Stay well.
Brandice Vivier and Keith Hayward
Board of Directors
Yorkton Film Festival
Randy Goulden (Ms)
Yorkton Film Festival
For 73 years the Yorkton Film Festival has been providing Canadian short films, year-round, to audiences. The YFF is contributing to assisting families as we go through Covid 19, by offering free at home delivery (within Yorkton) or mail to other locations, of great short films. Click to the link to see the Children/Youth Productions and order information.
Sponsored by RBC Foundation
The RBC Yorkton Film Festival Mentorship Program is a two 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.
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.
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.