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Schedule of events

Thursday May 22

9 am – 5 pm: Telefilm Canada presents Mini-Cinema, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Delegates can select and screen any film entered in this year’s festival.

9.30 am: Partners in Motion Student Day, Sacred Heart High School

This full-day workshop for high school emerging film makers is led by Chris Triffo of Partners In Motion. This is an intensive introduction to the filmmaking process. Students will receive a brief lecture on the process and then break into groups to create storyboards and scripts. They go out into the field to shoot the script, edit it, and present it to the group at the end of the day.

10 am – 11.30 am: Filmpool Screenings, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Screenings of productions by independent Saskatchewan filmmakers, sponsored by Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative:

Tumbleweed by Angela Edmunds, 9 minutes
3 Minute Miracle by Amalie Atkins, 12 minutes
Home Time by Brian Gray, 2 minutes
Surviving the Tribulation by Dylan Werts and Brent Braaten, 7 minutes
Prairie Farmers Jeans by Clark Ferguson, 9 minutes
The Whole Day Through by Adam Budd, 10 minutes
Your Tube by Dave Turcotte

1.30 pm – 4.30 pm: SCN Screening, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

15 Minutes of Fame is a popular series running on SCN. Local independent and community filmmakers create shorts on topics in and about their communities. The screening is expected to draw a good amount of Saskatchewan residents and emerging filmmakers.

5 pm – 7 pm: Tailgate Party in downtown Yorkton sponsored by the Yorkton Business Improvement District.
7 pm: Screenings of Back in ‘93 and Season of Dreams

All delegates and the public are invited to wear their favorite team’s jersey, enjoy a BBQ, and take in free screenings, starting at 7 pm at the Army and Navy Club Rooms, 43 Broadway Street East (half a block from the Tailgate Party). Featured are the films Back in ‘93 by Mark Montefiore and Season of Dreams.

Back in ‘93, narrated by George Stroumboulopoulos is about a 10-year-old boy’s coming of age as a closet Montreal Canadians fan growing up in Toronto Maple Leafs loving southern Ontario during the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals.

Season of Dreams is a feature-length documentary that explores Saskatchewan’s love affair with football following a rural six-man high school football team, the Hague Panthers, and an urban twelve-man high school team, the Holy Cross Crusaders, as they prepare and ultimately play out their own season of dreams. Threaded throughout the film are compelling exclusive interviews with Saskatchewan football legends and several well known sportscasters.

The Festival Lounge, located at the Army and Navy Club Rooms, 43 Broadway St. East, will be open to all delegates wishing to mingle, unwind, pick up a guitar and have some fun, from sundown to closing.

Friday May 23:

All day: Telefilm Outreach

Telefilm’s Outreach tour will be at the Festival. Pre-bookings with Telefilm staff required.

8.30 am – 5 pm: SMPIA’s Career Development Program presents Directors Workshop with Stephen Hall, Best Western Parkland Inn

A general overview of issues associated with directing a scripted project (comedy or drama). Eight hours long, consisting of four two-hour sessions separated by breaks and lunch, covering the following subjects:

Blocking — preparation for shooting a scene
Working with Actors — giving playable direction
Axis and Eye line — shooting a table scene
Order of Operation — Why you usually shoot the wide shot first
Scheduling — Making the most of the time you have to get the shot, the scene, the sequence and the show.
The script — what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
Story beats and intention — Why the text of the dialogue can sometimes be irrelevant.
The other half of “directing” — Interestingly, the title “director” only describes half of the job of a director. The other half involves “observing”
Coverage — How to get editors to love you
Sound issues — Ignore them at your peril
Learning how to ask for what you want — (hint: you first need to KNOW what you want)
Art department issues — don’t ask for the impossible. Remember the Good/Cheap/Fast triangle (pick any two)

9 am – 5 pm: Telefilm Canada presents Mini-Cinema, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Delegates can select and screen any film entered in this year’s festival.

10 am: Research Workshop, Best Western Parkland Inn

The what and how of research, led by Tobias Duggan.

10 am – 12 noon: Programmed Screenings, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Nominated films will be screened at scheduled times with the filmmakers in attendance to answer questions.

1.30 pm: Publicity/Distribution Workshop, Best Western Parkland Inn

These days, it’s hard to get any interest from funding agencies without a distributor in place. How do you pitch to a distributor? Is it the same as a broadcaster? How do you know you have the right distributor? Once you have funding in place, how do you let people know about the production? Learn the intricacies of publicizing your production, what works and what doesn’t. How do you know you have a good publicist, and what should it cost? Presenters are Jennifer Chen of Ouat Media and Sarah Fedorchuk.

1.30 pm: Radical Dreamer: The Passionate Journey of Graham Spry, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Free public screening of Radical Dreamer, less than a month after it makes its national television debut. This is a documentary film biography of one of the least known and most influential Canadians of the past century. Spry has been called “The Father of Canadian Broadcasting” for his hugely successful lobby to create a national public radio network in the 1930s. He published a series of influential magazines of cultural and social content during the 1930s. He organized Canada’s first national radio broadcast and lobbied two Prime Ministers into creating what became the CBC. Spry was instrumental in the creation of the CCF (NDP) party. His name is associated with the negotiations for the Independence of India, promotion of the Port of Churchill, the Canadian Wheat Board, universal medical care, pension plans, unemployment insurance, the Bank of Canada and many more of the social and political structures that define modern Canada. He was a friend and associate of Lester Pearson, Tommy Douglas, Norman Bethune, Frank Scott, Frank Underhill and many more of the great Canadians of his time.

3 pm – 4.30 pm: SCN Reception for Radical Dreamer, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

The board of SCN, which is meeting in Yorkton, will host a reception following the screening of Radical Dreamer.

6 pm: Perohi Proznik, Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium

Come to the Perogy Party and get your fill of holopchi and perohi and enjoy the traditional Ukrainian dancers and entertainment, featuring the comedian Ivanka, sponsored by Farrell Agencies.

The Festival Lounge, located at the Army and Navy Club Rooms, 43 Broadway St. East, will be open to all delegates wishing to mingle, unwind, pick up a guitar and have some fun, from sundown to closing.

Saturday May 24

8 am – 11 am: Pitch and Putt, Deer Park Golf Course

Fun golf competition, with ample opportunity to get to know others and pitch ideas. Pre-registration required.

9 am: Legal/Insurance Workshop, Best Western Parkland Inn

Led by Claude Forest from Multimedia Risk and Patricia Warsaba from Robertson Stromberg Pedersen. Aimed at emerging filmmakers, this workshop will cover the basics of what’s required from a legal and insurance perspective. Find out how easy it is to get in trouble…

9 am – 5 pm: Telefilm Canada presents Mini-Cinema, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Delegates can select and screen any film entered in this year’s festival.

10 am – 11.30 am: Touring Reel Youth Film Festival, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

A program of short films produced by youth.

11.30 am: Pitch & Munch, Best Western Parkland Inn

New format this year! After a brief lunch to get to know our broadcasters, they will be available for one-on-one private sessions to talk about your project. Sessions will booked on a first come, first served basis.

1 pm – 5 pm: Programmed Screenings, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Nominated films will be screened at scheduled times with the filmmakers in attendance to answer questions.

2 pm: In Conversation With…, Best Western Parkland Inn

Based on the Actor’s Studio format, moderated by Cavan Cunningham, the Mayor of Dog River on CTV’s Corner Gas, and featuring Arlene Duncan, who plays Fatima on CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie. They will discuss acting careers, acting methods, and the prairie brand of comedy.

5.30 pm: The Golden Sheaf Awards Gala, Best Western Parkland Inn

Honouring the best in Canadian short film, along with a gourmet dinner and entertainment. MCs are Lorne Cardinal and Tara Spencer-Nairn, the two-member Dog River police force on Corner Gas. Music by The Lazy MKs.

The Festival Lounge, located at the Army and Navy Club Rooms, 43 Broadway St. East, will be open to all delegates wishing to mingle, unwind, pick up a guitar and have some fun, from sundown to closing.

Sunday May 25

9 am – 12 noon: Telefilm Canada presents Mini-Cinema, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery

Delegates can select and screen any film entered in this year’s festival.

9 am – 3 pm: Screening of Winning Entries, Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre

Winning entries will be screened at the Godfrey Dean Centre. Free and open to the public and festival participants.

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