Press Release 30/5/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 30, 2007

Golden Sheaf Awards Winners Announced

Last night the winners of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival’s Golden Sheaf Awards were announced. The ceremony took place at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, SK. Golden Sheafs were awarded to films in 19 genre categories and 16 craft categories. Other awards included various Jury awards and cash prizes as well as the prestigious Best of Festival Award. A full listing of all the award winners from the 2007 Golden Sheaf awards can be found on the Festival website at www.yorktonshortfilm.org. The awards celebrate the great short films from across.

The Golden Sheaf Award of Excellence winner was “Mississippi Cold Case” which also took home Golden Sheafs for Documentary Social/Political, Director – Nonfiction, Editing – Nonfiction and Research. The film was directed and produced by David Ridgen.

Another big winner was “Screening”, which won Golden Sheafs for Drama, Director – Fiction, Editing – Fiction, Overall Sound – Fiction, Photography – Fiction, and Performance Female (Martha Burns). “Screening was produced by Philip Svoboda and Anthony Green and Directed by Anthony Green.”

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.

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

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