Jun 242011

Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Launches New Film Club

March 7, 2007 marks the beginning of a new endeavor for the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival: The YSFVF Film Club. This youth Club will meet to learn about various areas of filmmaking, work on film projects and work towards making their own films. Participants will gain a wide variety of technical skill as well as learning the keys to becoming good storytellers. Activities will be hands-on experiences with participants operating cameras and editing equipment. Film club participants can also look forward to taking part in the Festival’s Emerging Filmmakers Day. Rob Miller, the Artistic Programmer for the Festival, is the Film Club’s primary instructor along with special guest filmmakers.

The Film Club is aimed at youth from Yorkton and the surrounding areas, aged 13 to 19. Meetings will take place Wednesdays at 7pm starting March 7. Membership in the Club is free but those looking to participate must register the week prior to a meeting. Those interested should contact Rob at the Festival office at 782-7077 or via e-mail at rob@yorktonshortfilm.org.

The Film Club is made possible by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Urban Aboriginal Community Grant Program. Additional digital equipment provided through a partnership with the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery.

The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival is the longest running film festival in North America. In the 60 years of its existence the festival has developed a tradition of recognizing excellent films and providing great professional development and learning opportunities. The Festival recognizes outstanding Canadian short films and rewards the very best with the annual Golden Sheaf Awards. Visit www.yorktonshortfilm.org for more information.

For more information please contact:
Fay Kowal
Executive Director
Email: director@yorktonshortfilm.org
Telephone: (306) 782-7077

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