2015 Festival

The 2015 Festival will run from May 21st – May 24th in Yorkton. Join us for another year of celebrating the best in Canadian short cinema. We have an excellent line up of events prepared for you.

Registration

Our early bird registration rate of $180 is available now until May 8, 2015. 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.

High School Student Day requires a separate registration and is $20 for students and free for teachers and chaperons.

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Event Highlights

The 2015 Festival will run from May 21st – May 24th in Yorkton. Join us for another year of celebrating the best in Canadian short cinema. We have an excellent line up of events prepared for you.

Opening Night Screening

Ain't About The Money

Winnipeg’s Big Dave McLean was seduced by the blues when he first heard the legendary John Hammond at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1969. Big Dave boldly asked him for a guitar lesson on his five dollar guitar, the rest is history.

For the past 40 years Big Dave has performed in countless venues that dot the Canadian landscape and abroad. If you ask him about his influences, Big Dave’s heart firmly beats with the delta blues greats, especially the world’s foremost bluesman, Muddy Waters.

Ain’t About the Money celebrates the blues and its origins. Big Dave McLean and friends take us into blues territory, capturing the passion in conversation and song.

Thursday, May 21

High School Student Day

Registered 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 22 - 6:00PM

Yorkton Lion's Lobsterfest

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.

Saturday, May 23 - 6:00PM

Award's Gala

Join us for a gourmet dinner and our annual award show as we celebrate the winners of this year’s Golden Sheaf Awards competition. Hosted by comedian and host of The Prairie Diner, Jody Peters.

A single ticket is included in all non-student registrations. Extra tickets are available online and from the festival office.

Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24

Festival Screenings

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.

Screening Schedule

Friday, May 22 - Saturday, May 23

Festival Panels

We’ve brought together some of the best in the industry this year to bring you talks on a range of topics from getting your doc series off the ground to producing great drama on a small budget. All sessions are available to registered attendees.

Panel Schedule Speaker Bios

Friday, May 22 - Saturday, May 23

Mini Cinema

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.

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