Yorkton Press Release 2006

YORKTON SHORTFILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2006
The Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival 2006 Golden Sheaf Awards
The 2006 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival concluded a stellar week this Saturday evening with the annual GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS.
Actor/performer JEFF DOUGLAS hosted a night of comedy, reverie and surprises. The Golden Sheaf Awards is revered and respected as one of the most prestigious industry awards to receive in Canada. Filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike came out to the awards to honour the fantastic work done in the Canadian film industry this past year.
The coveted GOLDEN SHEAF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, for the best film in the festival, went to Montreal film VILLE FANTÔME, also winning BEST PERFORMING ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT and ANTOINETTE (NETTIE) KRYSKIE AWARD OF $500. BIG SUGAR was a multiple award winner, taking home BEST DOCUMENTARY HISTORY and BEST RESEARCH as well BEST DIRECTOR – NON-FICTION and BEST SCRIPT – NON-FICTION for BRIAN MCKENNA. First-time filmmaker ANA VALINE found herself lost for words when she won both the EMERGING FILMMAKER and the BEST DIRECTOR – FICTION awards.
For a complete list of all winners and nominees please visit our website at www.yorktonshortfilm.org.
The Yorkton Short Film and Video Festival is Canada’s longest running film festival. Home of the prestigious Golden Sheaf Award, the Festival offers a unique opportunity for established and emerging filmmakers to meet face-to-face with industry decision makers and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Saskatchewan prairie. Visit www.yorktonshortfilm.org for more information.
For more information please contact:
Fay Kowal Executive Director Email: [email protected] Telephone: (306) 782-7077 Web: www.yorktonshortfilm.org