Saskatchewan

CBC Saskatchewan wins 2 awards at Yorkton Film Festival

Two CBC Saskatchewan productions picked up Golden Sheaf Awards awards at the Yorkton Film Festival on the weekend.

Two CBC Saskatchewan productions picked up Golden Sheaf Awards awards at the Yorkton Film Festival on the weekend.

Journalist Geoff Leo's documentary Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers? won in the Emerging Filmmakers category.

Also in the winner's circle was journalist Brett Bradshaw's documentary It's Good to Be Woodland Cree.

Just being nominated was an honour, said Paul Dederick, CBC Saskatchewan's managing editor, who was a co-producer on both documentaries.

"It's rewarding because it reflects our commitment to documentary production here at CBC Saskatchewan," Dederick said.

Twenty-nine awards were given out at the May 24-27 festival in Yorkton, a city of about 15,000 in southeast Saskatchewan.

Among the biggest winners were producer/director Steve Suderman and producer Robin Schlaht, whose film To Make a Farm, won in three categories: Best of the Festival, Best of Saskatchewan Ruth Shaw Award, and Documentary Nature/Environment.

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