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 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 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.

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