Golden Sheaf Award winners for 2018

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Golden Sheaf Awards. The awards were presented on Saturday, May 26 at the Golden Sheaf Awards Gala that capped off this year’s festival. The gala was presented by the Painted Hand Casino.

“We were very pleased with the wide selection and variety of films submitted to this year’s festival, so being able to honour these great films with our award is a highpoint of the festival,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden.

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“Our festival has a very good reputation, and our awards have impact and recognition throughout Canada, so being able to add more filmmakers who can proudly declare that they are Golden Sheaf Award winners is just absolutely fantastic.” Goulden added.

This year’s Best of the Festival winner was the NFB production, Skin for Skin, an animated film that serves as a dark allegory set in the fur trade during the 1800s. Skin for Skin also won the award for Animation.

The Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) was presented to the film Talking at Night, by Saskatoon filmmaker Eric Thiessen. The film was produced by the NFB as part of their Doc Labs Saskatchewan project.

The Founder’s Award was a tie, with the films Run As One: The Journey of the Front Runners and Holy Angels both being selected as the winning films for that award.

2018 Yorkton Film Festival Winners

Indigenous Award – Presented by Painted Hand Casino
Holy Angels
Director(s): Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Producer(s): Selwyn Jacob
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Animation – Presented by Telefilm
Skin for Skin
Director(s): Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher
Producer(s): Carol Beecher, Bonnie Thompson
Production Company: Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, National Film Board of Canada

Children’s & Youth Production – Presented by SaskTel
Nadine
Director(s): Patrick Péris
Producer(s): Marc Bertrand
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Multicultural – Presented by Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
The Things You Think I’m Thinking
Director(s): Sherren Lee
Producer(s): Charlie Hidalgo, Sherren Lee
Production Company: Meraki Moving Pictures

Community Television Production – Presented by Access Communications
Howland’s Honey
Director(s): Matt Holland
Producer(s): Todd Snider
Production Company: Bamboo Shoots

Lifestyle & Reality – Presented by City of Yorkton
The Amazing Race Canada
Director(s): Rob Brunner
Producer(s): John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin
Production Company: Insight Production Company Ltd.

Comedy – Presented by Royal Auto Group
Must Kill Karl
Director(s): Joe Kicak
Producer(s): Karen Moore, Ryan West, Joe Kicak, Robin Crumley
Production Company: Broken Compass Films

Documentary Arts & Culture – Presented by SaskCulture
Standup Toronto
Director(s): Geeta Sondhi
Producer(s): Howard Fraiberg
Production Company: Proximity Films

Documentary History & Biography – Presented by Home Inn & Suites
Run As One – The Journey of the Front Runners
Director(s): Erica Daniels
Producer(s): Erica Daniels, Paul James, Addison Sandy
Production Company: Kejic Productions, Sandstorm Productions, The Green Light

Documentary Point-of-View – Presented by Creative Saskatchewan
Bee Nation
Director(s): Lana Slezic
Producer(s): Lana Slezic
Production Company: Idle Hunch Ltd.

Documentary Series – Presented by Rogers – City Saskatchewan
We Are Canada
Director(s): Harvey Crossland, Adrian Callender, Andrew Murray, Nathalie Bibeau, Karen Cho
Producer(s): Ken Dryden, Peter Raymont, Steve Ord, Leanna Crouch
Production Company: White Pine Pictures

Documentary Social/Political – Presented by Saskatchewan Arts Board
Losing Our Religion
Director(s): Leslea Mair, Leif Kaldor
Producer(s): Leif Kaldor, Leslea Mair
Production Company: Zoot Pictures

Documentary Science/Nature/Technology – Presented by Yorkton This Week
Mosquito
Director(s): Su Rynard
Producer(s): Elizabeth Trojian, Elliott Halpern, Jon Bardin, John Hoffman
Production Company: Yap Films

Performing Arts & Entertainment – Presented by Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport
Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert
Director(s): Mike Downie, Justin Stephenson
Producer(s): Mike Downie, Gord Downie, Patrick Downie, Patrick Sambrook, Stuart Coxe, Rachel Dawson, Craig Baines
Production Company: Antica Productions Inc.

Experimental – Presented by NSI Canada
THE TESLA WORLD LIGHT
Director(s): Matthew Rankin
Producer(s): Julie Roy
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Short Subject – Non-Fiction – Presented by Canada Media Fund
The Apprenticeship of Raffael Cocco
Director(s): Erin Cumming
Producer(s): Krista Kelloway

Short Subject – Fiction – Presented by Yorkton Business Improvement District
Game
Director(s): Joy Webster
Producer(s): Lucas Ford
Production Company: Ford Films

Drama – Presented by Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association
The Undertaker’s Son
Director(s): The Affolter Brothers
Producer(s): The Affolter Brothers, Rebeka Herron
Production Company: Foreshadow Films

Emerging Filmmaker – Presented by RBC Foundation
Game
Director(s): Joy Webster
Producer(s): Lucas Ford
Production Company: Ford Films

Student Production – Presented by Wavelength Entertainment
Mustard Seed
Director(s): Lina Roessler
Producer(s): Lina Roessler, Fabian Martin Diering
Post-Secondary Institution: York University

Digital Media – Presented by Concordia University
It Was Me
Director(s): Attiya Khan, Steph Guthrie
Producer(s): Christine Kleckner
Production Company: Intervention Productions Inc.

Director Non-Fiction – Presented by Norman & Margaret Jewison Foundation
The Skin We’re In
Director(s): Charles Officer
Producer(s): Gordon Henderson, Stuart Henderson
Production Company: 90th Parallel Productions Ltd

Director Fiction – Presented by Norma & Margaret Jewison Foundation
The Things You Think I’m Thinking
Director(s): Sherren Lee
Producer(s): Charlie Hidalgo, Sherren Lee
Production Company: Meraki Moving Pictures

Research – Presented by APTN
Mosquito
Director(s): Su Rynard
Producer(s): Elizabeth Trojian, Elliott Halpern, Jon Bardin, John Hoffman
Production Company: Yap Films

Kathleen Shannon Award – Presented by National Film Board
Birth of a Family
Director(s): Tasha Hubbard
Producer(s): Bonnie Thompson
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Founder’s Award – Presented by Yorkton Film Festival
Run As One – The Journey of the Front Runners
Director(s): Erica Daniels
Producer(s): Erica Daniels, Paul James, Addison Sandy
Production Company: Kejic Productions, Sandstorm Productions, The Green Light

Holy Angels
Director(s): Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Producer(s): Selwyn Jacob
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) – Presented by Yorkton Film Festival
Talking at Night
Director(s): Eric Thiessen
Producer(s): Jon Montes
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Best of Festival – Presented by Yorkton Film Festival
Skin for Skin
Director(s): Kevin D.A. Kurytnik & Carol Beecher
Producer(s): Carol Beecher, Bonnie Thompson
Production Company: Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, National Film Board of Canada 

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