Cannes Film Festival

Outpost is in this year

Neil Macdonald (left), Dave Hamelin and Jayden Soroka formed Outpost 31 to create a full-service production company in the Yukon. Their success resulted in an invitation from Telefilm Canada to attend the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France. In 2018, the Yukon saw vast growth within the local film industry. One of the reasons for …

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ALFF Breakdown, Part Two

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. Thursday’s talk is on the changing face of music videos and narrative film. Panelists are singer-songwriter John Southworth; Violent director and member …

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Get Moving

A glance at the credits of a film reveals that it’s a collaborative art form involving a lot of people over a lot of time. Now imagine that there is only 48 hours to assemble a film, from start to finish. That’s the operating premise for the Yukon 48 Challenge, an event held by the …

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The Provider heads to Cannes

For a novice filmmaker, Moira Sauer has been getting a lot of mileage from her six-minute silent short. The latest victory for her film, The Provider, is an invitation from Telefilm Canada to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in mid-May. The Provider started life as a last-minute entry in Cold Snap, a competition …

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New Option for Film Fans

Whitehorse filmgoers have a new monthly option to indulge their tastes. The Yukon Film Society (YFS) and the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) have teamed up to present the Available Light Cinema series, starting this Sunday. “This is a vision that I’ve had for a few years, based on the response to the Available Light Film …

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