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Tonight in Old Crow…

A selection of the best films from the Dawson City International Short Film Festival will be touring the Yukon over the next few weeks, starting tonight with a screening in Old Crow.

Included in the screening is The Working Cat’s Guide to the Yukon by SOVA instructor Veronica Verkley.  Veronica’s hilarious film won the Audience Favourite Award during the festival, as well as the 2nd place MITY (Made in the Yukon) Award in the professional category.

A film by one of our former students is included as well.  Aubyn O’Grady’s films are always very well received in Dawson, and her short sweet tale, Underdogs, is just delightful.

And your humble SOVA librarian is also quite honoured to have her short film, How To Make a Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Sandwich, in the program as well.  This film won the 2nd place MITY Award in the Emerging Artist category.

These three films are playing alongside some incredible selections–including heart-wrenching drama, touching documentaries and amazing animations–from the Yukon and the rest of the world.  If you weren’t lucky enough to join us for the Dawson City International Short Film Festival this year, you should certainly catch this Best Of tour when it passes through your community.  And then, of course, make plans to attend next year’s festival.

To find out more about where and when the tour is headed, please visit the DCISFF website and view the schedule.  Currently dates have been announced in Old Crow, Whitehorse, Pelly Crossing, Mayo and Watson Lake.

If you would like to find out more about the festival, you can also read about it on the KIAC Blog.  Current Berton House writer-in-residence Tim Falconer wrote about his experiences–including acting as “movie mule” for Veronica–here, here, here and here.  You can find my usual love letter to the festival here, and a couple of other posts here and here.

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