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Dawson City Film Festival

Short films enjoy the spotlight in Dawson City

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The Dawson City International Short Film Festival has become one of the most popular events on the territory's arts calendar, and the 2011 event raised the bar even higher.

We went to the festival this year and spoke with all kinds of interesting people.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Judy Gladstone, the executive director of Bell Media BravoFACT, the largest funder of short films in Canada. 

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One of the big winners on the weekend was the film Soft Spoken. It was awarded the Made In The Yukon emerging artist prize. Click on the link below to hear a conversation with the people behind Soft Spoken.

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Kellie Ann Benz writes a blog about Canadian short films called The Shorts Report. Click below to hear her speak with Dave.

 

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We Are The Golden West is an Edmonton-based artistic collective. They had two films in the festival, and made the drive all the way to Dawson. Click below to listen to their impressions of the festival.

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Dan Sokolowski is the producer of the festival. Click below to hear his impressions of the 2011 event.

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Things to do at the Dawson film festival

Most people go to the Dawson City International Short Film Festival with the intention of seeing as many films as humanly possible, but with more than 100 films on the schedule, you need to take a break from time to time.

Luckily, organizers have lined up lots of things to do besides watching movies.

And they've found a way to make the viewing experience more comfortable as well.

Click on the link below to hear festival producer Dan Sokolowski speak with Dave.

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