The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival is the longest running festival of its kind in North America. Over the years, the festival has garnered an esteemed reputation as one of the country's top film and video festivals; a reputation that attracts outstanding entries and personalities from across Canada.
Established in 1947 as the Yorkton Film Council, the first festival was held in 1950, making it Canada's first Short Film & Video Festival. The very first Golden Sheaf Award was introduced in 1958 and was presented to the most outstanding film entry in the festival. The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival has undergone many changes since the first festival and is about to celebrate its 60th year of great shorts. It currently presents Golden Sheaf Awards in 21 genre categories, 10 craft awards categories, Cash and Specialty awards. The Festival is held every spring and includes:
- The Golden Sheaf Awards
- Social Activities
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