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    Mon, 17 Apr 2017
    To borrow a cliché, they’re all winners. With the sea of submissions faced by the Dawson Film Fest’s selection committees, just to make the cut and be screened at DCISFF is an accomplishment in its own right.  And certainly, given the amount of work required to make a movie – short or otherwise – all the … More >
    Sun, 16 Apr 2017
    One of the more popular events at the Dawson Film Fest is always the Sunday afternoon Out of the Cold screening. This showing highlights up-and-coming Yukon filmmakers, including (not surprisingly, given the strong creative temperament of Dawson City) many local artists. It takes a lot of work to make a film, and even more nerve to … More >
    Sat, 15 Apr 2017
    To commemorate National Film Day, which transpired immediately at the start of this year’s Dawson Film Fest, the Saturday 7 p.m. screening was a free Reel Canada smorgasbord — or should that be poutine — of made-in-Canada short films. As always, the pieces not only reflected the immense variety of the mosaic that is Canada, … More >
    Sat, 15 Apr 2017
    A standing-room-only crowd packed the KIAC Ballroom for the 7 p.m. opening screening of short films at the 2017 Dawson City International Short Film Festival. The keen interest was not surprising, given the films were all by Yukoners (including several local filmmakers), several of whom were in attendance. Festival director Dan Sokolowski introduced these artists … More >
    Fri, 14 Apr 2017
    For the past five years, the Cold Cuts Video Festival has been held in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Originally conceived by Nicole Rayburn, who has been its producer ever since, Cold Cuts is a curated exhibition at the ODD Gallery of video works by contemporary Canadian artists. This year’s theme … More >
    Fri, 14 Apr 2017
    As much as entertainment is a big part of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, there are also workshops and seminars that are grist for the mill for the Klondike’s impressive cadre of aspiring filmmakers. On Friday 14 April from noon to 4 p.m., aRTLeSS Collective‘s, Jay Bulckaert and Pablo Saravanja, creators of the … More >
    Fri, 14 Apr 2017
    The 2017 Dawson City International Short Film Festival opened on Thursday 13 April with a very special feature presentation of the documentary Dawson City, Frozen Time. The showing, not surprisingly, was sold out — and extremely well received — given the keen local interest in the production. Dawson City, Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true … More >
    Thu, 13 Apr 2017
    It’s here. The 2017 edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival runs from April 13th to 16th. Sometimes referred to as “The Sundance of the North” the DCISFF is among the most northern competitive film festivals in the world, and has been showing short films of all genres every Easter weekend since 2000. The … More >
    Wed, 05 Apr 2017
        Breaking Dawson: Break-dancing for beginners with James Vainio Breaking Dawson is a workshop led by youth dancer James Vainio. This workshop will provide kids ages six to ten with basic beginner steps in break-dancing. In five one-hour sessions James will teach a basic routine and encourage the participants to create their own steps … More >
    Wed, 05 Apr 2017
         The Space of a Painting: Landscape with Jeremy Herndl The focus of this workshop will be on creating a tactile depth in a landscape painting. Beginning on the first day with very thin washes in either oil or acrylic, the goal is to retain a watercolour-like translucency and luminosity to the painting. The … More >


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