Yorkton Film Festival wraps up with Golden Sheaf Awards gala

The 77th edition of the Yorkton Film Festival wrapped up Saturday night, with the Golden Sheaf Awards gala at the Gallagher Centre.

Short documentary “Evelyn” won Best of Festival – one of two awards it received on the night.

The file chronicles a 94-year-old woman who lives simply, doing her chores, such as growing her own food, stacking her own firewood, away from the everyday rush of the modern world

The Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Award went to “Flickering Away,” directed by University of Regina student Kodiak Reinson, which examines the impact of technological advances on the Regina IMAX Theatre.

University of Regina Bachelor of Fine Arts student Kodiak Reinson accepts the Ruth Shaw Best of Saskatchewan Award for his short film “Flickering Away.”

Over 300 Canadian short films were entered in this year’s festival, with a total of 30 Golden Sheaf Awards handed out in 29 categories.

The date for next year’s festival was also announced, as the 78th Yorkton Film Festival is set for May 22-24, 2025.

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