Our registration rate of $195 per day is available now until May 8, 2016. Student registration is $45, but does not include tickets to either Lobsterfest or the Awards Gala (tickets can be purchased separately). All registered delegates have access to all our festival panels and lunch. Entry into screenings is free of charge.
High School Student Day requires a separate registration and is $20 for students and free for teachers and chaperons.
Note: Schools that are paying for their students can contact the festival office to get a link that does not require payment with the submission.
Land Titles Building
Around the world millions of children are forced to do dangerous, illegal work for unscrupulous employers. It’s ‘dirty work’ and so is the task of getting those kids out, but in India, one movement is committed to fighting corruption and complacency to save some of India’s children. A CBC news team joins a group of activists on a child labour raid.
Yorkton’s own Tracey Seeley, producer of the film, will be in attendance for a Q & A after the screening.
Opening Night Screening
Painted Hand Casino, Parkland Room
Doors: 6:30PM Show Starts: 7:00PM
From juke joints to church halls, up the mountain and down to the bayou, I AM THE BLUES travels the back roads with the last of the blues legends.
I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80’s, still living in the deep south, working without management and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, RL Boyce, Little Freddie King, Jimmy ’Duck’ Holmes, Lil Buck Sinegal, LC Ulmer and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.
Thursday, May 25
High school students can take part in this all day intensive workshop. Work with some of Canada’s top talent as you take a project from start to finish and learn the ins and outs of the filmmaking process.
Friday, May 26 - 6:00PM
Shuttles start leaving the Gallagher Centre at 5:30PM
A festival favourite, offers an east coast lobster dinner with a side order of skeet shooting. Enjoy fine dining in a relaxed and unique atmosphere that promises to be an unforgettable experience.
A single ticket is included with each non-student registration. Extra tickets are available to purchase from the festival office and the Yorkton Lion’s Club. Steak and vegetarian tickets are also available.
Saturday, May 27 - 6:00PM
Cocktails – 5:45PM – 6:15PM; Supper – 6:30PM; Awards 8:00PM
Join us for a gourmet dinner and our annual award show as we celebrate the winners of this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards competition.
A single ticket is included in all non-student registrations. Extra tickets are available online and from the festival office.
Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28
See some of the best short film this country has to offer. See selected films from this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards competition. See films from all our categories; including, animation, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, and student productions.
All screenings are free of charge and open to the public.
More details to come.
Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27
Friday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Miss a screening? Looking for something that isn’t on the programmed schedule? Our mini-cinema has all of the festival entries from this year available to view on demand. Admission is free and open to the public.