Virtual Ceremony of Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards Declared a Success

With the 2020 Yorkton Film Festival cancelled, due to the pandemic, they honoured this year’s outstanding filmmakers, with a virtual ceremony, that was aired by Access Communications, on their website and television network.
She doesn’t yet have the figures when it comes to viewership, but Festival executive director Randy Goulden says the feedback has been very positive.
“It went very well,” Goulden said. “Many of the filmmakers and our sponsors have got back to me and are very pleased with the fact that we actually put something together and did it despite all of the challenges that we have nowadays.”
Goulden says the Ruth Shaw Award, for “Best of Saskatchewan,” went to directors Lucas Frison and Kevin Eastwood, for “Humboldt:  The Next Season,” about the continuing recovery of players and familes, as they move forward from the Broncos’ bus tragedy.
The “Best of Festival” award went to “Mr. Berry,” a film by B.C. director Daniel Stark.
“It’s an absolute feel-good film and it’s nice to watch right now and Daniel is over-the-moon he still can’t believe that’s he’s won that award.” Goulden said of the film and the reaction the director had when he received the recognition.

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