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Registration for this year's festival is now open

Please check out our currently announced panel and presenter line-ups. More festival information about this year's festival will be announced over the coming months. Those interested in registering can fill out our entry form.

Golden Sheaf Awards DVD Tours
The Yorkton Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the best of Canadian film by showcasing a selection of the Golden Sheaf Award winners in your community. Book your Golden Sheaf Awards DVD Tour today. Free of charge.
2013 Best of Festival - Let The Daylight Into The Swamp

The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to announce the Let the Daylight into the Swamp as its 2013 Best of Festival. Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees. The full list of winners is available here.

2013 - What you said

I heard the great news today about our awards for Let the Daylight into the Swamp in Yorkton. I wanted to express my gratitude for this recognition. I am very proud of the film and it is great to know that it is appreciated! My thanks to you and everyone at the festival. Hope to make it out to the festival in the near future.

- Jeffrey St. Jules. Director - Let the Daylight into the Swamp

Thanks to everyone at Yorkton FF for a very enjoyable and memorable time! Everything was extremely well run; the panels were engaging; the films I saw at the screenings were interesting; the parties and gala were unforgettable.

Most importantly, everyone was friendly and welcoming.

- Patrick Reed. Director - Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children

The Yorkton Film Festival is a great event. The workshops are top notch. The social events are outstanding. The community involvement is unique. The 2013 edition was particularly fine. I highly recommend this festival to everyone in our industry.

- Norm Bolen

Thanks for a great experience at the festival. It worked for me on several levels and was a good opportunity to reconnect with old friends and associates as well as meet some very interesting and talented people. I also advanced a couple of project. Bonus! Throughout it all, your team of staff and volunteers were very professional and helpful.

- Jack Walton

Stories from 65 years of film

The Yorkton Film Festival researched and wrote its history as part of a 65th anniversary celebration in 2012.
In 1947, volunteers established Yorkton’s International Film Festival, the first established in all of North America. Many considered the city too small, too isolated, for a major documentary competition.

That the festival continues after 65 years gives the lie to that hasty opinion, and to the work and dedication of the people of Yorkton and the film industry of Canada.

A series of vignettes spanning the years 1945 to the recent past are online. Read about the history and see the historical photos at About Us > 65 Years of Film.