2019 Nominees

The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to announce it’s second round of nominees for this year’s Golden Sheaf Award Competition. All of the category winners, along with the nominees and winner of the Best of Festival award will be announced on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at the Golden Sheaf Awards Gala. The festival would like to thank everyone who entered this years festival for making this yet another competitive year and extends its congratulations to every nominee.

Special Awards

Kathleen Shannon Award

14 and Muslim

Director(s): Wendy Rowland
Producer(s): Cornelia Principe, Nisha Pahuja
Researcher(s): Aeyliya Husain
Production Company: Notice Pictures Inc.

Beauty

Director(s): Christina Willings
Producer(s): Shirley Vercruysse (NFB)
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Fast Horse

Director(s): Alexandra Lazarowich
Producer(s): Niobe Thompson
Production Company: Handful of Films

Giant Bear

Director(s): Daniel Gies, Neil Christopher
Producer(s): Emily Paige, Neil Christopher
Production Company: Taqqut Productions and E*D Films

Seen & Heard

Director(s): Maureen Marovitch
Producer(s): David Finch, Maureen Marovitch
Production Company: Picture This Productions

Craft Awards

Director (Fiction)

A View of the Lake

Director(s): Kyle McDonnell
Producer(s): Van Wickiam

ABEO

Director(s): Brenda Lopez
Post-Secondary Institution: Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema

Freaks of Nurture

Director(s): Alexandra Lemay
Producer(s): Maral Mohammadian
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

The Sunset Channel

Director(s): Matthew Kinahan
Producer(s): Lucas Ford
Production Company: Ford Films

Tomorrow

Director(s): Andrew Tarbet
Producer(s): Txell Sabartés
Production Company: Voodoo Productions

Director (Non-Fiction)

Beauty

Director(s): Christina Willings
Producer(s): Shirley Vercruysse (NFB)
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

El Toro

Director(s): Danielle Sturk
Producer(s): Danielle Sturk
Production Company: Ray Films

Fast Horse

Director(s): Alexandra Lazarowich
Producer(s): Niobe Thompson
Production Company: Handful of Films

Finding Big Country

Director(s): Kathleen Jayme
Producer(s): Michael Grand
Production Company: Big Country Films

What Walaa Wants

Director(s): Christy Garland
Producer(s): Anne Köhncke, Matt Code, Christy Garland, Justine Pimlott
Production Company: Murmur Media, National Film Board of Canada, Final Cut For Real

Research

Canadiana

Director(s): Ashley Brook, Kyle Cucco, Josef Beeby
Producer(s): Ashley Brook
Researcher(s): Adam Bunch, Ashley Brook, Kyle Cucco, Josef Beeby
Production Company: Unlikely Pear Productions Inc.

Etthén Heldeli: Caribou Eaters

Director(s): Ian Toews
Producer(s): Mark Bradley, Hildy Bowen, Cary Ciesielski, Mike MacNaughton, Ian Toews
Production Company: Twisted Pair Productions and 291 Film Company

Pauline Julien, Intimate and Political

Director(s): Pascale Ferland
Producer(s): Johanne Bergeron
Researcher(s): Pascale Ferland
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Nature of Things – Something in the Air

Director(s): Leif Kaldor
Producer(s): Leslea Mair
Researcher(s): Leslea Mair, Leif Kaldor
Production Company: Breathless Media/Zoot Pictures Inc.

The Fifth Estate – Unreported: The Essure Story

Director(s): Scott Anderson
Producer(s): Scott Anderson
Researcher(s): Lisa Ellenwood, Valerie Ouellet, Laura Clementson
Production Company: CBC News

Main Category Awards

Digital Media

Blue Collar

Director(s): Mara Joly
Producer(s): Lou Bélanger
Production Company: St. Laurent TV

The River Runs Red

Director(s): Isabelle Carbonell
Producer(s): Lucas Bonetti, Anne Denning
Post-Secondary Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz

Biidaaban: First Light

By Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada

Louis Says III Interactive Appisode

Director(s): Raquel Lopez
Producer(s): Lioz Bouganin
Researcher(s): Raquel Lopez
Production Company: Landslide Entertainment

Last Of The Blues Devils – VR

Director(s): Marco Luna, Daniel Cross
Producer(s): Marco Luna, Daniel Cross
Researcher(s): Daniel Cross
Production Company: EyeSteel Film and Concordia University Research Chair in Interactive Documentary

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