YFF turns 71 in 2018!
Join us for North America’s longest running film festival: celebrating the best in short Canadian film.
Our pre-festival screening on Wednesday, May 23 will be Rigger, by Saskatchewan filmmaker Diane Ouellette. Rigger tells the story of Guy Ouellette, the filmmaker’s brother, who died in a service rig accident ten days before Christmas.
Our Opening Night Screening, taking place at the Painted Hand Casino’s Parkland Room on Thursday, May 24, will be the film Rumble: The Indians Who Shook the World. Rumble tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, Taboo Rumble shows how these talented Native Musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
We’ll also be screening the three films made through the National Film Board’s Doc. Lab Saskatchewan program as part of the Opening Night Screening.
Community favourite Lobsterfest returns for our Friday night event; join us for skeet shooting and lobster at the Yorkton Wildlife Federation Club House.
The festival will be capped off on Saturday with our Golden Sheaf Awards Gala, where this year’s winners will be announced.
And of course Friday and Saturday will see programmed screenings taking place at the Gallagher Centre; with our mini-cinema room open for a more personalized screening experience both days as well.
Tickets to events can be purchased as part of a full registration, or as individual tickets for some events. Please see the festival website for full details.