Article in The Western Sandard

The biggest little film fest

Short films have a long impact thanks to Yorkton’s unique film and video festival

Sheila Thistlethwaite – May 21, 2007

“Vancouver filmmaker Ana Valine says winning the best emerging filmmaker and best fiction director awards “opened a lot of doors.” Her Alice & Bastard has since won at other competitions in Spain and North America. She says the casual atmosphere at Yorkton makes everybody more approachable. “There’s a high calibre of people, but the established film people take it as seriously as the emerging ones do.” As a result of a pitching session at last year’s festival, Telefilm Canada accepted Valine’s latest project.”

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