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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of the First We Eat Project

    What Do You Have to Do to Eat Local?

    The benefits of eating local are well known and documented; it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your health, and it’s better for the local economy. But when you live north of 60 it seems daunting – even in the height of the summer... more

    Jun 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

    Using Stories to Make People Think

    Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... more

    Apr 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01

    Yukon Stories

    Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: YFNCT/Fritz Mueller

    Calling Aboriginal Artists!

    The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association is looking for artists, artisans, musicians and performers from the Yukon and abroad to be part of the seventh annual Adäka Cultural Festival, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural... more

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Colours of Autumn

    Fall is the favourite season of many Yukoners. Avid photographer and outdoors person Jozien Keijzer provided this gallery of early-autumn scenes captured in various locations west of Whitehorse. more

    Sep 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Émeraude Dallaire-Robert

    Émeraude Photography and Design

    When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: John Birmingham

    Living With Wildlife: John Birmingham

    Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: Brian Sunico

    Living With Wildlife: Brian Sunico

    Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

    Aug 9, 2017

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Photography & Film Stories

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Minnie Clarke

    Life Lessons Through the Lens

    You can learn a lot by studying animals, just ask local photographer Minnie Clarke. Her passion for capturing northern creatures was borne on a remote trapline in Johnson’s Crossing, Yukon. Clarke has been photographing Yukon’s wilderness for 20... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

    Self Love

    From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Naomi Mark

    Finessing Filmmaking Skills

    There are many excellent training opportunities available to aspiring Yukon filmmakers of all levels, through several different organizations. The Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA) is one such organization; this winter, it’s launching a... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

    Yukon 48 hour Film Challenge Back Again this Year

    If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

    Nov 9, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Creative Photography

    A Study in Sound

    Take a moment to think about your favourite film. What is the soundtrack like? Besides music, what other sorts of sounds are used to create a unique world? Subtle, yet essential, soundtracks can become afterthought in the visually-oriented world... more

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Naomi Mark

    Better Together

    Community in the Yukon is small. For filmmakers, it’s even smaller. That sometimes causes competition between people in the territory who try to make it in the industry. But, filmmakers can’t be islands. That’s what filmmaker Naomi Mark thinks... more

    Sep 22, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: by Ryan Lawrence

    Through the Eyes of our Youth

    “I call this one ‘The Matchmaker’… because she's the one who matched my mom and dad to me.” Ryan Lawrence, 14, beams at his work on the table. He's staring at one of about eight photos he is entering into this year's art show at the ATCO Youth... more

    Aug 18, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: The Weinstein Company

    OUT North festival opens with Carol

    “Carol is a declaration of love for another film era, but from a thoroughly modern perspective.” Of the near unanimously admiring reviews for Todd Hayne’s gorgeous period drama, this one from Spanish movie blogger Alberto Abuin, perfectly sums the... more

    Mar 24, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-17, Photo: Courtesy of YFS.

    A Room within a Room

    The intensely charged film Room was the Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Feature at this year’s Available Light Film Festival. If you missed it in February, The Yukon Film Society is bringing it back to the screen March 20th. more

    Mar 17, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: courtesy of YQFA

    OUT North Queer Film Festival Turns Five

    Freeheld Throughout Freeheld we are reminded of how people are so often a combination of the ordinary and the extraordinary. A fictional account of the Oscar-winning 2007 documentary short of the same name, Freeheld is the true story of police... more

    Mar 17, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

    Showing Torontonians What’s Happening in Old Crow

    “It’s an important winter to show this,” says Lauren Williams, collections manager at Toronto’s Museum of Inuit Art. She’s referring to the photography exhibit by Yukon youth, This is Our Arctic, currently on display at the museum. The photos... more

    Feb 18, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

    Hone Your Craft

    This year marks the 14th anniversary of the Available Light Film Festival. Each year, the festival seems to grow and attract greater talent from a variety of places. This year also has a substantial amount of filmmaking workshops, some free and... more

    Feb 4, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

    Cinema for Lunch

    The Available Light Film Festival running Feb. 6–14 there will be showing films during the daytime, right in the middle of your lunch hour. So pack a sandwich or a smoothie and head over to either the Yukon Arts Centre or the Kwanlin Dün Cultural... more

    Jan 28, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-01-21, PHOTO: Yukon Film Society

    Awesome Canadian Films

    For years Canadian cinema was referred to as invisible cinema for its lack of global impact and struggle to compete with Hollywood’s massive export of blockbuster films. Each year film festivals around Canada aim to disprove this notion and push... more

    Jan 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO:Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

    Available Light Film Fest Shines on Canada’s North

    This year’s Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a series of films draw audiences’ attention to the experiences of life in the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. The North on Screen series comprises a third of the Yukon Film Society... more

    Jan 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

    'Novelty is as Old as the Hills'

    The film Les Enfants du Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) has been called the greatest film ever made since its release. The film’s resurrection of the vaudevillian Paris theatre of the 1820s and 1830s is the most lavish realization of France during... more

    Dec 24, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: IMDb.com

    It’s Still One of our Favourite Things

    This year marked the 50th anniversary of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Upon its release in 1965 it was met with scowling reviews of its simplistic and campy style. Distinguished and feared McCall’s Magazine film critic Pauline Kael upon its... more

    Dec 17, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Miriam Ott

    Internet Fame

    Today the internet is an active place with crazy things going viral all the time. From cat videos to fail compilations, to the latest greatest talent, the internet world holds all the weird and wonderful sides of life within it. One such example... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

    48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

    Last week, I took place in the YFS 48 Hour Film Challenge. Along with five friends, we created a music video to a Michael Feuerstack song called “Out of Season.” Our team was myself, Bailey Staffen, Graham Lang, Tara McCarthy, Andrew Stratis and... more

    Dec 3, 2015

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    Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

    Still is Still Moving: Portrait of a Genius

    In the 1870s and ‘80s English photographer Eadweard Muybridge was feverishly photographing animals, people in the nude, and people with physical deformities. He is famous for successfully producing a stop-motion sequence of still photographs... more

    Nov 12, 2015

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