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Yukon Film Society

Yukon Film Society

The Yukon Film Society is a non-profit organization that has been sharing artistic, social and political films with Yukon Residences since 1984. Originally YFS formed to exhibit and promote the appreciation of alternative film, however by 1995 YFS had evolved to include facilitating the creation of film and media art as a personal, cultural and artistic practice. Since its creation, YFS has moved from a volunteer run to a professional organization which offers a consistent core program of activities which run independently and in partnership with like-minded organizations.


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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

Yukon People

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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

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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

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Cinema Guild

“For the first – I don’t know how many hundred thousand – years of human life, (when we were out on the Savanna learning about the forest) silence was essential to our survival. So, silence is our natural milieu, and the farther we get away from... more

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

“Prepare to be moved, disturbed, engaged. Come for the film. Stay for the conversation,” says Canadian author and media critic Geoff Pevere. Pevere is director of programs for Rendezvous with Madness, a Toronto based film festival focused on... more

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: James Healey

It’s not too often that you get to walk up to an artist in creative process and say, “Excuse me, what are you working on?” The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, which takes place from August 17th to 20th in Dawson City as part of the Discovery Days... more

Dawson City

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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

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

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

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

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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

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

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

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

Straddling comedy, horror and drama genres, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2015 film Men & Chicken is on the brink of insanity. It is certain to be any dark comedy director’s dark comedy; Jensen has crafted a unique blend of laconic humour, deadpan wit... more

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Flat Tire Films

Movie lovers have a chance this weekend to experience a rare venue for viewing in the north – a pop-up drive-in movie night is set for October 1 at The Cut Off Restaurant and Pub parking lot. The latest creative entry in the fine Yukon tradition... more

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

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

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: IMDb.com

Somewhere between Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and the writings of Colombian philosopher Santiago Castro-Gómez lies Ciro Guerra’s film Embrace of the Serpent. Shot in stunning 35mm black and white film in the Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent... more

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Manu Keggenhoff

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival is preparing for weekend of music, visual arts, film and food, taking place in Atlin, BC from July 8th to the 10th. Kim Winnicky is from Whitehorse. She has been the festival coordinator for six years... more

Atlin, BC

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: courtesy of YFS

This year the Yukon Film Society (YFS) returns to the Adäka Cultural Festival with more First Nations programming. The collaboration between Adäka and YFS allows all the screenings to be free. Screenings run July 3 and 4 at the Kwanlin Dün... more

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YFS

The Living Building Challenge is an international sustainable building certificate program to foster the conscious development and design of eco-friendly architecture. It was launched 10 years ago, and pillars of performance include, site, water... more

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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

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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

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DAWSON CITY -- CBC North is looking for short films to advertise a festival about short films. The Dawson City International Short Film Festival is again looking for the best public service announcement to be aired on CBC North. The winning entry more

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