Dawson City International Short Film Festival


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: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The cupboard behind Dan Sokolowski’s head is still covered with the multi-coloured Post-it notes he’s been using to assign the 86 short films in this year’s Dawson City International Short Film Festival to various categories for Friday, Saturday... more

Apr. 12, 2017 midnight Dawson City


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: 2016-03-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

On Easter weekend the ballroom of the Oddfellows Hall will be filled with hundreds of short film fans celebrating the 17th edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) and cramming in as much as they can of the 500 hours... more

Mar. 24, 2016 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

A television mini-series is being shot in Dawson between April 7 and 17. The two episodes of Her Next Plan are being produced by the newly formed Big Plan Pictures Ltd. Dawson filmmaker Lulu Keating (Red Snapper Films) and Max Fraser... more

Apr. 09, 2015 midnight Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City has created a filmmaker out of a doctor. So says Suzanne Crocker, creator of All the Time in the World, a full-length feature film that is making waves around the country. It will be screened in Dawson City at the Odd Fellows Hall... more

Apr. 02, 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


Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Aside from the Yukon Quest, the Yukon Arctic Ultra, and a few curling and hockey events, February was a quiet month. The same cannot be said for March, which begins to crowd the calendar with weekly highlights. more

Mar. 12, 2015 midnight Dawson City

The Animal Project, a new feature film by prolific Canadian indie filmmaker Ingrid Veninger, began as a leap of faith. To begin creating the film, Toronto-based Veninger met 100 actors, one at a time, with no script in hand, no concept for the... more

Apr. 03, 2014 midnight Photography - Film

Yukon artist Helen O'Connor's textural, organic, large-scale sculpture, assemblages, and installations beg the viewer to reach out and touch them. The works seem as though they are part of the natural world, not made by human hands. Indeed, O'Connor' more

Feb. 27, 2014 midnight Yukon Arts

The date may have changed this year, but the timing is the same. Contestants in the Yukon 48 Challenge still have just 48 hours to devise, film and edit a short film for presentation. more

Nov. 07, 2013 midnight Photography - Film

Visitors to the Atlin Arts and Music Festival this weekend can look forward to an excellent lineup of films to round out their entertainment schedule, thanks to the Yukon Film Society. Featured on Saturday is a pair of films that feature some breath more

Jul. 05, 2012 midnight Photography - Film

Apr. 19, 2012 midnight Dawson City

On the day before the 13th Annual Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) schedule was released, I joined festival producer, Dan Sokolowski, in his office in the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture (KIAC). more

Mar. 29, 2012 midnight Dawson City

As we close in on Easter Weekend, otherwise known locally as the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF).. more

Mar. 22, 2012 midnight Dawson City

Curated by Dawson City filmmaker, Lulu Keating, the showcase of films, "Wise + Wild", consists of works all made by women. Keating has been paving the way for women in Canadian cinema for over 30 years, and focuses on giving a voice to Yukon storytel more

Mar. 08, 2012 midnight Photography - Film

Last night I attended the delightful Dawson City showing of the David Mamet play, Boston Marriage. Two days earlier the KIAC Christmas Art and Craft Extravaganza filled a room with handicrafts and artwork. more

Dec. 08, 2011 midnight Dawson City

A close look at goths who ride Winnipeg buses, an animation about Yukon sledding, and films about climate change will appear among more than 100 short films that will screen in Dawson City from April 21 to 24 more

Apr. 21, 2011 midnight Photography - Film

Okay film-lovers, try this. Go stand close to a mirror, eight or nine inches away. Look steadily for a full second into one eye, then into the other eye. Now move your gaze back and forth as quickly as you can. more

Dec. 09, 2010 midnight Photography - Film

Welcome to another peek at my corner of the Klondike. Apparently this little column is getting a bit of notice, since my absence last issue has already had a couple of people asking me if I'd stopped writing it. more

Oct. 28, 2010 midnight Dawson City