ALFF "Available Light Film Festival"


Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

There are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Yukon People


Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Tommy Wiseau Films

In honour of James Franco’s upcoming film release of The Disaster Artist, I figured I had to take a look back at where this film actually started, and that meant watching The Room (2003). The Disaster Artist is a dramatization of The Room. more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Photography - Film


Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The 2018 Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a strong Indigenous presence in this year’s films – and in the audience, with more than 40 guests attending from Outside. The weeklong event is put together by the Yukon Film Society and will... more

Jan. 31, 2018 midnight Photography - Film


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 midnight Photography - Film


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. 05, 2017 midnight 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. 01, 2017 midnight Literature


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. 01, 2017 midnight Photography - Film


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. 09, 2016 midnight 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 midnight Photography - Film


Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO:

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 midnight 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. 04, 2016 midnight 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 midnight 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 midnight 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 midnight 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 midnight Yukon Christmas


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 midnight 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 midnight 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 midnight Photography - Film


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 midnight 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 midnight Dawson City