Press Release 21/3/07

Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival nominated for prestigious arts award

The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival is in the running for one of this year’s prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards.

“This nomination is a great acknowledgment for the festival’s remarkable history and accomplishments,” says Fay Kowal, Executive Director of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival. “We are very excited and honoured to be a nominee, especially as we prepare to celebrate our 60th year.”

The festival is one of three nominees in the Innovation in the Arts category. Presented annually, these awards recognize the contribution and achievements made by individuals, groups and organizations to the arts.

The longest running festival of its kind in North America, the Yorkton festival is well known for its numerous achievements in furthering the art of filmmaking. In the 60 years of its existence the festival has developed a tradition of recognizing excellent films and providing a great professional development and learning opportunity. Each year the festival recognizes outstanding Canadian short films and rewards the very best with the Golden Sheaf Awards.

Yorkton provides a unique setting for filmmakers and industry professionals to meet and share ideas. This year the festival takes place May 24 to 27.

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

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