May 21 – 24, 2015
Established in 1947. We are North America’s longest running film festival.

68 Years of Film

Established in 1947 at the Yorkton Film Council, the Yorkton Film Festival is North America’s longest running film festival. YFF showcases the best in Canadian short media content at our annual festival held each May and through numerous local and provincial year-round events.

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Call for submissions

The 2015 YFF Call for Submissions is now open. Submit your film to any one of our seventeen entry categories, including: animation, comedy, drama, short subject, and student production. We also have six categories exclusively dedicated to documentary, including: history & biography, and social/political.

We accept any Canadian film or video under sixty minutes in length in a variety of categories. The festival prides itself on its rigorous adjudication process headed by industry peers from across the country.

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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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