Upcoming Screenings

Date & Time

Jan. 14, 2017 – 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Yorkton Public Library to bring a Human Library to Yorkton.
A human library is a program where people are able to “sign-out” individuals for one-on-one conversations about their lives, their areas of expertise, and anything else.

Date & Time

Feb. 7, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Saskatoon Public Library, Frances Morrison Theatre

Description

Continuing our partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library, YFF will screen two films that draw attention to the growing crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

“7 Minutes” tells the true story of a young Indigenous woman who was followed by a man, walking home from the library. The film won the 2016 Golden Sheaf Award for Short Subject – Non-fiction. Director Tasha Hubbard will be in attendance to discuss the story.

“My Only Daughter” deals with the disappearance and death of Karina Wolfe. Wolfe went missing in 2010 in Saskatoon and five years later her body was found. The film looks at how her family coped with not knowing her fate for half a decade. Filmmaker Grace Smith will be in attendance to discuss the film.

Date & Time

Feb. 11, 2017 – 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location

Western Development Museum – Moose Jaw

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw to celebrate Heritage Day.

With a full day of events, including film screenings, discussions, crafts, and guest speakers, this is a perfect day to recognize Canada’s diversity and heritage, and mark the country’s 150th anniversary.

Jeff Cappo will be speaking on behalf of the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association.

Date & Time

Feb. 21, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre – Shaunavon

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival and the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre are excited to screen three films from the National Film Board that will showcase Canada’s diversity.

Following the screenings, there will be a guest speaker which will lead a discussion around the films.

Date & Time

March 7, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Saskatoon Public Library, Frances Morrison Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is partnering with the Saskatoon Public Library to recognize International Women’s Day.

“Unbreakable: One girl changing the world – the story of Malala” tells the story of Malala Yousafzai, the world renowned activist for girls education, and Nobel Prize winner. She speaks with reporter Diane Sawyer about her mission and her near-fatal confrontation with the Taliban. The conversation—mixed with footage from events in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, Malala’s speech before the United Nations, and interviews with her father and the doctors who saved her life—covers a wide range of topics.

Date & Time

March 11, 2017 – 6:30PM

Location

St. George’s Ukrainian Church Hall

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with Veselka to screen the film Perogy!. Participants are invited to attend the screening, then partake in a traditional Masliana meal.

Perogy! is a whimsical exploration into the unknown quality that makes a perogy… a perogy. This 1/2 hour documentary reveals the important bonds between family, tradition and food, as we discover why this simple, peasant pastry has become the rich, captivating cultural icon we know and love!

Date & Time

March 11, 2017 – 12PM

Location

ANAVETS, Commissionaire’s Office, North Saskatchewan Division

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with ANAVETS to screen “Secret Secretaries: The Women of B.S.C.”

This film  is a compelling one hour documentary about the vital role Canadian women played in putting an end to World War II by working for spymaster William Stephenson, aka “Intrepid”.

Date & Time

March 11, 2017 – 2PM

Location

CAV Unit, Lynx Club

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with ANAVETS to screen “Secret Secretaries: The Women of B.S.C.”

This film  is a compelling one hour documentary about the vital role Canadian women played in putting an end to World War II by working for spymaster William Stephenson, aka “Intrepid”.

Date & Time

March 14, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Yorkton Public Library to recognize International Women’s Day.

“Driving with Selvi” tells the story of Selvi, who like so many girls living in India, grows up struggling with gender violence and poverty. One day in deep despair, she decides to escape, and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver. We first meet Selvi at a girls’ shelter in 2004 – timid, soft-spoken, a fresh runaway from a difficult life. Over a ten-year journey, we see a remarkable transformation as Selvi finds her voice and defies all expectations.

“Driving with Selvi” was nominated for best Point of View Documentary at the 2016 Golden Sheaf Awards, and director Elisa Paloschi won the Golden Sheaf Award for Best Director – Non-Fiction.

A discussion will be lead by Dale and Vicky Winnitowy following the screening.

Date & Time

March 15, 2017 – 1:30PM

Location

Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Regina

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Lifelong Learning Centre at the U of R to screen Unwanted Soldiers.

Despite being born and raised in Canada, like the other veterans profiled in Unwanted Soldiers, Alex Louie was denied the right to vote and confined to life in Chinatown’s ghetto.  Born in Calgary on June 21, 1925, Alex Louie served as a private in the Canadian military and volunteered for Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.), Force 136, which operated behind Japanese lines in Southeast Asia.

Following the screening, History Professor Bill Brennan will lead a discussion.

Date & Time

March 16, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screenings include Front Lines and The Trenches (La Tranchee).

Front Lines is a tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters.

The Trenches is an experimental, anti-war short film created through a masterful contemporization of archival images by Claude Cloutier.

Following the screenings, there will be a lecture given, entitled “Where Have All the Good Men Gone: A Generation Lost at the Somme.”

Date & Time

March 29, 2017 – 6:30PM

Location

Winnipeg Public Library, Millennium Library

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Winnipeg Public Library to screen “Secret Secretaries: The Women of B.S.C.”

This film  is a compelling one hour documentary about the vital role Canadian women played in putting an end to World War II by working for spymaster William Stephenson, aka “Intrepid”.

Gary Solar of the Intrepid Society will lead a discussion on the film following.

Date & Time

March 30, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening of War Story: Ortona: The War Inside follows the battle for Ortona, which was combat at its closest, most intimate, and most horrifying. Canadian infantry pitted against the toughest German paratroopers, pounding forward street by street, house by house. The War Inside is a personal retelling of one of the fiercest battles of WWII.

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “Legacies of Remembrance: The Liberation of Holland.”

Date & Time

April 4, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Yorkton Public Library

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Yorkton Public Library and Shaw Direct for a special installment in the Open Cinema Series, marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge during WWI.

The story of Vimy Ridge, is told through the lives of two young Canadian soldiers.  One soldier’s remains were only recovered last year from a farmer’s field more than 80 years after he went missing.  The other survived the historic conflict only to die in a later battle just a short distance away.

Following the screening, Steve Variyan, will lead a discussion about Canada’s role during the conflict.

Date & Time

April 13, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening commemorates the centennial of the battle of Vimy Ridge in WWI.

The story of Vimy Ridge, is told through the lives of two young Canadian soldiers.  One soldier’s remains were only recovered last year from a farmer’s field more than 80 years after he went missing.  The other survived the historic conflict only to die in a later battle just a short distance away.

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “The Unparalleled Storm: The Canadian Corps at Vimy Ridge.”

Date & Time

April 19, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Sacred Heart High School

Description

 

To celebrate National Film Day, the Yorkton Film Festival is proud with Sacred Heart High School to screen the Oscar nominated film Brooklyn.

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Date & Time

April 27, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening continues the commemoration of the centennial of the battle of Vimy Ridge in WWI.

VIMY: Carved in Stone is an exploration to understand why one of Canada’s most talented sculptors, Walter Allward, remains relatively unknown.  On the site of Allward’s memorial to the fallen Canadian soldiers of WWI, we meet the people who remain connected to the Vimy memorial.

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “The Unparalleled Storm: The Canadian Corps at Vimy Ridge.”

Date & Time

May 9, 2017 – 7:00PM

Location

Saskatoon Public Library, Frances Morrison Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Saskatoon Public Library to screen the film Reserve 107 – Reconciliation on the Prairies.

This documentary looks at Indigenous rights and title to the land, which remains a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, Saskatchewan, an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past.

Following the screening, Sylvia Weenie, Ray Funk, George Kingfisher, and Wilmer and Barb Froese will lead a discussion on the film.

Date & Time

May 10, 2017 – 1:30PM (Student Event)

Location

Saskatoon Public Library, Frances Morrison Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Saskatoon Public Library to screen the film Reserve 107 – Reconciliation on the Prairies.

This documentary looks at Indigenous rights and title to the land, which remains a taboo topic for many across Canada, but in the small town of Laird, Saskatchewan, an old injustice is providing new opportunities for dialogue, friendship and a fierce determination to right the wrongs of the past.

Following the screening, Sylvia Weenie, Ray Funk, George Kingfisher, and Wilmer and Barb Froese will lead a discussion on the film.

Date & Time

May 11, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening focuses on the fallen soldiers of the two World Wars.

Fallen Soldiers is a documentary which incorporates historical accounts of battles from World War One and Two with modern-day footage of Commonwealth War cemeteries in Northwest Europe while also profiling some of the heroic soldiers buried at each location .

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “Where Have All the Good Men Gone: A Generation Lost at the Somme.”

Date & Time

May 11, 2017 – 7PM

Location

Moose Jaw Public Library

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with Moose Jaw Pride for a film screening and discussion.

It Runs in the Family tells the story of a young gay Filipino-Canadian artist, Jay Cabalu along with his sister Joella, who travel from Vancouver to Oakland, California to Manila, Philippines to meet their other queer relatives. While Jay creates a new collage art work in his studio, he reflects on his journey and its impact on his struggle with being gay and Roman Catholic. It Runs in the Family is an intimate exploration on acceptance and what the modern queer family can be in the Filipino diaspora.

Following the film there will be a panel discussion with a number of LGBTQ+ individuals from a culturally diverse background.

Date & Time

May 24, 2017 – 5:30PM

Location

OUT Saskatoon & Roxy Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with OUT Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library for the four week series “Queer as Film.”

It starts May 24th at OUT Saskatoon with a sharing circle and smudging ceremony, before moving to the Roxy Theatre for a presentation from Jason Mercredi from AIDS Saskatoon.

Following Mercredi’s presentation, the films Two Spirited Vol. III, and Fire Song will be screened free of charge.

Two Spiritied Vol. III tells the empowering story of Rodney “Geeyo” Poucette’s shattering encounter with prejudice and his journey to overcome it. As a two spirited person, Geeyo hasn’t always been so readily accepted in some aboriginal communities.

In Fire Song, Shane, a gay Anishnabe teenager living in Northern Ontario, struggles to support his family after his sister commits suicide. If he fails, he will be forced to choose between keeping the family home or saving his future.

Date & Time

May 25, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening and lecture focus on the women of the wars.

Rosies of the North recounts the story of the women at the Canadian Car and Foundry in Fort William, Ontario, who built fighter and bomber aircraft needed for the war effort in the Second World War. It also is the story of female engineer Elsie MacGill, who became known as the “Queen of the Hurricanes.” The title of the film is an allusion to the wartime iconic image of Rosie the Riveter.

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “Women in War.”

Date & Time

May 31, 2017 – 6:45PM

Location

Roxy Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with OUT Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library for week two of the four week series “Queer as Film.” This week, two films will be screened at the Roxy Theatre.

The Seder tells the story of openly gay Leo, who decides to bring his boyfriend, Mitchell, home for the first time at his families’ Seder, the boundaries of love and understanding get a little strained. To top it all off, Rabbi Solomon is the guest of honor on this most special of occasions.

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist follows accomplished breakup artist, who leaves her long-standing girlfriend to pursue a younger woman, but did she make a mistake?

Date & Time

June 7, 2017 – 6:45PM

Location

Roxy Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with OUT Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library for week three of the four week series “Queer as Film.” This week, two films will be screened at the Roxy Theatre.

The Deep End is about 13-year-old Dane, who must choose to support his gay older brother and suffer social stigma, or to side with the small town in their ridicule, losing his brother in the process.

Gun Hill Road tells the story of an ex-con who returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Date & Time

June 8, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening and lecture focus on the women of the wars.

The Secret Secretaries of B.S.C is a compelling one hour documentary about the vital role Canadian women played in putting an end to World War II by working for spymaster William Stephenson, aka “Intrepid.”

Following the screening, there will be a lecture given on “Women in War.”

Date & Time

June 14, 2017 – 6:45PM

Location

Roxy Theatre

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with OUT Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library for the final week of the four week series “Queer as Film.” This week, enjoy a dance performance, along with two films will be screened at the Roxy Theatre.

KSAMB Dance is a collaboration between Kyle Syverson and Miki Mappin, begun in 2009. They are two women who defy convention by being themselves.

Love Lies Bleeding is a TV special celebrating the life and music of Elton John through the magic of choreography and dance.  Created by Jean Grand-Maitre for the Alberta Ballet, it provides a rare, wild and unadorned insight into one of the worlds most influential musical icons.

Strike a Pose asks, “What does it take to express yourself?” Then, follow the surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers.

Date & Time

June 4, 2017 – 1:00PM

Location

Frances Morrison Theatre – Saskatoon, SK

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with the Saskatoon Public Library once again for a film screening and guest speaker.

Pisim Project follows students from northern Saskatchewan schools who take part in designing and building an environmentally responsible house. Follow these students on their journey of education, inspiration and community involvement. Guest speaker Sally Meadows will tell us about her involvement in the project.

Date & Time

June 22, 2017 – Doors Open at 6:00PM, Screening at 7:00PM

Location

The Military Museums of Calgary

Addmission

By donation (Recommended Donation: $10)

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to collaborate with the Military Museums of Calgary for a series of screenings and lectures throughout the spring and summer.

This event’s screening and lecture focus on the women of the wars.

Jajo’s Secret follows a filmmaker who tells the story of the uncovered truth about his grandfather. His journey led him from Sault Ste Marie, to a cemetery in Kapuskasing, through a ghost town near Wawa and finally to the steps of Parliament Hill. Along the way, he discovers the truth about his Jajo and learns the story of how thousands of Ukrainians were interned by the Canadian government during World War One.

Date & Time

July 1, 2017 – 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Description

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to partner with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for an all day, Canada Day event.

Films being screened include:
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Sledheads
My Brand New Life – Inuit Games
Stories from our Land – Vol. 2
Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth

There will also be crafts for children. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, while celebrating Canadian sports.

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