Executive Director

Randy Goulden

Ms. Goulden has been a champion of the tourism and arts industry in Saskatchewan for over twenty years, working with both Tourism Yorkton and the Yorkton Film Festival. She has served as the Chairperson, Tourism Saskatchewan Board of Directors. Ms. Goulden serves on the City of Yorkton Municipal Council and represents the East Central SUMA region on the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association board of directors. She has served on numerous community, provincial and national committees and organizations, including terms as President of both the Canadian and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. Through her work and volunteer activities, she continually promotes Saskatchewan as the best place to visit, live and do business. Ms. Goulden believes in partnerships and empowerment, in growing vibrant sustainable arts and tourism communities.

Program Manager

Blair Yacishyn

After spending his teenage years growing up in the city, Blair returns to Yorkton with a background in stage management and technical theatre from the University of Regina. He has worked with several arts organizations within Saskatchewan including Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Regina Summer Stage, the Cathedral Arts Festival and Globe Theatre in various roles. In his short time at the festival so far he has enjoyed getting a chance to work and interact with members of the film community. A self-proclaimed digital media enthusiast, Blair looks forward to working with the festival as it evolves with today’s growing media landscape.

Program Manager

Blair Yacishyn

After spending his teenage years growing up in the city, Blair returns to Yorkton with a background in stage management and technical theatre from the University of Regina. He has worked with several arts organizations within Saskatchewan including Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Regina Summer Stage, the Cathedral Arts Festival and Globe Theatre in various roles. In his short time at the festival so far he has enjoyed getting a chance to work and interact with members of the film community. A self-proclaimed digital media enthusiast, Blair looks forward to working with the festival as it evolves with today’s growing media landscape.

Festival Coordinator

Scott Stelmaschuk

Scott grew up in Yorkton, leaving in 2005 to pursue a degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan. After graduating, Scott kicked around in a few odd jobs in Saskatoon before returning to Yorkton to accept the position of Festival Coordinator. Scott has been the festival’s go-to-guy for social media outreach, grant writing, media relations, and a whole host of other activities on a daily basis.

Outreach Coordinator

Kathy Morrell

Kathy Morrell is a reader and writer who has extended her interest as a story teller to the fascinating world of film. In 2012, she completed a history of the Yorkton Film Festival for the organization’s 65th anniversary. During that year, she wrote an article for the Saskatchewan History Magazine, a piece of writing that detailed the work of Nettie Kryski, a founding member of the festival in 1947 and its secretary-treasurer for the next 33 years. In 2012, Morrell organized screenings of films throughout the province. This year, Morrell hopes to continue her outreach initiative, seeking to find further venues to show films from the YFF library. To date, there are events scheduled for the Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries and the Real Film Club with Elwyn Vermette at the Yorkton Public Library. For more information about a screening near you, consult the YFF website.

Outreach Coordinator

Kathy Morrell

Kathy Morrell is a reader and writer who has extended her interest as a story teller to the fascinating world of film. In 2012, she completed a history of the Yorkton Film Festival for the organization’s 65th anniversary. During that year, she wrote an article for the Saskatchewan History Magazine, a piece of writing that detailed the work of Nettie Kryski, a founding member of the festival in 1947 and its secretary-treasurer for the next 33 years. In 2012, Morrell organized screenings of films throughout the province. This year, Morrell hopes to continue her outreach initiative, seeking to find further venues to show films from the YFF library. To date, there are events scheduled for the Regina and Saskatoon Public Libraries and the Real Film Club with Elwyn Vermette at the Yorkton Public Library. For more information about a screening near you, consult the YFF website.

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