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ALFF "Available Light Film Festival"

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

Get your cameras rolling and warm up your gear because the annual Yukon 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge starts on Friday, January 12. It’s a yearly team-up between the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City and the Yukon Film Society... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

There’s going to be a new projector at the Globe Theatre this year when the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) takes its films to the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Andrew Connors, artistic director of ALFF, says this will give a sharper image... more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-02-01

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christine Genier

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper knows it can be a daunting experience. To stare at a blank page waiting for the strike of inspiration. When something is finally put down on paper, is it something others might want to read? What works? What... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Sometimes I think we could skip February. I mean, January has got the cold and dark covered, and the wonderful triad of snow, sun and skiing find their fullest expression in March. Weird warm winters aside, February seems like a little more of... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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

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 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukonstruct

As we enter the holiday season where advertising, social media, and storefronts are shouting at us about all the things there are to buy, one might wonder whether all this shopping will lead to anyone’s happiness. Researchers out of Cornell... more

Dec 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-10-15 Photo: Courtesy of Yukon Film Society

The year was 1971. Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World” became RPM’s top chart hit alongside The Stampeders’ “Sweet City Woman”. Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister and James Smith was Commissioner of the Yukon. Smith was instrumental in creating... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

A brilliantly layered and sensitive look at the contrasting stages of life, the 2014 film The Clouds of Sils Maria stars Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, an accomplished stage actress who becomes painfully aware of the relationships between... more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-09-10 Photo: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

Since being presented the Palme D’Or and Best Director credits at the Cannes Film Festival for Paris, Texas (1984) and Wings of Desire (1987) respectively, German filmmaker Wim Wenders continues to be intrigued by the human condition has ceased to... more

Sep 10, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Rich Hill, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on Sunday, is a poignant observational snapshot of three boys on separate, but similar, journeys through the early days of youth, as spent in America’s povertystricken heartland. Poverty is crushing. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-03-26 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dan Sokolowski is caught up in the work of making sure everything is organized for Easter Weekend, the weekend that the Odd Fellows Hall becomes the home of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival for the 16th year. more

Mar 26, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

Thursday, February 12th The day kicks off with the festival’s final installment of the Fire Hall Film Talks, a series of free lunchtime discussions between filmmakers and artists about behind-the-scene development of projects. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Jon Mckiel

When I reach Jon Mckiel he’s in the middle of a New Brunswick snowstorm. I’m in the Yukon, where the temperature has dipped below -30°C. We talk about what to expect when he arrives in Whitehorse to perform at the Available Light Film Festival more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Tanya Tagaq

For those who missed Tanya Tagaq on stage at music festivals in the Dawson and Atlin, the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) is giving Yukoners another chance to experience this acclaimed musician’s work on February 10 at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music