Call for Submissions

Our 2021 Call for Submissions is now open! Choose from seventeen entry categories and up to six accompanying categories to enter your film. All entries are adjudicated by members of the Canadian film industry across the country.

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Virtually Meet the Decision Makers

Presented by Creative Saskatchewan

Looking for the right partner or buyer for your project? Sit down with broadcasters, development executives, distributors and executive producers to find out what they’re looking for, ask questions and talk about your projects.

Dec 8, 10 AM – 11 AM
Will Dixon – Program Manager/Production Executive – Rogers Media

Dec 8, 11 AM – Noon
Jon Montes – Producer, North West Studio – NFB

Dec 9, 10 AM – 11 AM
Tom Hastings – Director, Original Programming, Drama – Bell Media

Dec 9, 11 AM – Noon
Zach Feldberg – Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals – CBC

Dec 10, 10 AM – 11 AM
Tina Apostolopoulos – Production Executive, Original Programming, Factual and Reality – Bell Media

Dec 10, 11 AM – Noon
Sam Linton – VP, Head of Original Content – Blue Ant Media

Dec 11, 11 AM – Noon
Katie Wilson – Vice President, Channels and Curation / Veronica Manzerolle – Programming & Acquisitions Manager – WildBrain

Dec 15, 11 AM – Noon
Leslie Birchard – Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs – CBC

All times are Central Standard Time.

Following each presentation we will have a limited amount of one-on-one meetings with for you to discuss your projects with them.

Films for the Holidays

This year the YFF has prepared a collection of films for the holiday season. Choose from a selection of: animation, comedy, documentary, and musical specials to loan from our festival DVD library this December.

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GSA Tours

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.

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Sponsored by RBC Foundation

RBC YFF Mentorship Program

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.

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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

Taynika Walker

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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