Golden Sheaf awards going virtual for 2020

For 73 years the Yorkton Film Festival has been bringing filmmakers and Canadian audiences together. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the postponement of the 2020 festival, scheduled for May 21 to 24 in Yorkton.

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Today the Festival announced that to continue honouring Canadian short film and those who make them, the Golden Sheaf Awards will be going virtual, with the ceremony being held Thursday June 18, 7:00pm SK time.

The ceremony will be broadcast on Access7 provincial channels and streamed live on

“I’m pleased to thank our partners Java Post Production and Access Communications Cooperative for the support and assistance in the Virtual Golden Sheaf Awards.  The tradition continues," said Randy Goulden, YFF Executive Director . 

The broadcast will showcase the best in Canadian short film and those who make them. 

“We are proud to broadcast the Yorkton Film Festival – showcasing the very best Canadian film makers, and content producers – on our Access7, community channel, across Saskatchewan,” saidTracey Mucha, Community Programming Manager, Access Communications.

Randy Shumay, Partner/Supervising Producer – Java Post Production says, “This year will be a way different festival experience, but there was no question the YFF team would find a way to make it happen.  The festival has a place in the hearts across Canada and the world.  It will go on,”

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