Golden Sheaf Awards presented for 2020

'Mr. Berry' takes Best of Festival

The Yorkton Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2020 Golden Sheaf Awards.

The Awards were handed out on Thursday, June 18 at the virtual Golden Sheaf Awards ceremony.

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“We had an absolutely wonderful collection of films this year, and we’re so excited that we’re able to recognize the work that is being done by Canadian content creators through these awards,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden in a release.

“Our awards have a great national reputation, and for many filmmakers a Golden Sheaf is often the first award they might have won, which certainly helps them in building future projects and gaining recognition without our cultural industry.”

This year’s Best of Festival winner was the production, Mr. Berry, a short documentary that looks at a teacher’s  seemingly endless career of 65 years and counting, students keep coming and Mr. Berry keeps teaching. Mr. Berry also won the Golden Sheaf for Documentary History & Biography.

The Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) was presented to the documentary social/political Humboldt:The New Season is a documentary that follows survivors of the tragic 2018 Humboldt Broncos crash. Two survivors return to play for the 2018-2019 Broncos, while others continue their recovery while still trying to pursue their love for hockey in new avenues. The film was produced by Regina based production company, Prairie Cat Productions and Frank Digital based in Winnipeg.

A full list of winners include;

Indigenous – Presented by the Painted Hand Casino

Now is the Time

Director(s):Christopher Auchter

Producer(s): Selwyn Jacob

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Animation – Presented by Telefilm Canada
The Physics of Sorrow

Director(s):Theodore Ushev

Producer(s):Marc Bertrand

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Children’s & Youth Production – Presented by SaskTel

Hollie's Dress

Director(s): Annie Sakkab

Producer(s):Annie Sakkab, Paul Lee

Production Company: B707 Productions Inc.

 

Multicultural – Under 30 Minutes – Presented by Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Sadika's Garden

Director(s):Julia Iriarte, Chad Galloway

Producer(s): Chad Galloway, Julia Iriarte

Production Company: Trail Films, Pampa Productions

 

Multicultural – Over 30 Minutes – Presented by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Director(s):Tasha Hubbard

Producer(s):Tasha Hubbard, George Hupka, Jon Montes, Bonnie Thompson

Production Company: Downstream Documentary Productions Inc. and National Film Board of Canada

 

Community Television – Presented by Access Communications

The Seven Wonders of Manitoba - EP 03 - Pimachiowin Aki

Director(s): Karsten Wall

Producer(s): Cam Bennett, Kim Bell

 

Lifestyle & Reality – Presented by the City of Yorkton

Intervention Canada

Director(s):Andrew Martin
Producer(s): Tom Powers, John Brunton, John Murray, Deborah MacDonald
Production Company: Open Door Co. & Insight Productions Ltd

 

Comedy – Presented by the Royal Auto Group

Model Citizens

Director(s): Taylor Brown

Producer(s): Folks Films

Production Company: Folks Films

 

Documentary Arts & Culture – Presented by SaskCulture

Now is the Time

Director(s): Christopher Auchter

Producer(s):Selwyn Jacob

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Documentary History & Biography – Presented by Bailey’s

Mr. Berry

Director(s):Daniel Stark

Producer(s): Jason Hamborg

Production Company: 6ixSigma Productions

 

Documentary Point of View (POV) – Presented by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Sadika's Garden

Director(s):Julia Iriarte, Chad Galloway

Producer(s):Chad Galloway, Julia Iriarte

Production Company: Trail Films, Pampa Productions

 

Serial – Presented by Rogers/CityTV Saskatchewan

Red Chef Revival

Director(s):Danny Berish

Producer(s):Ryan Mah

Production Company: Black Rhino Creative

 

Documentary Social/Political – Presented by SK Arts

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Director(s):Tasha Hubbard

Producer(s):Tasha Hubbard, George Hupka, Jon Montes, Bonnie Thompson

Production Company: Downstream Documentary Productions Inc. and National Film Board of Canada

 

Documentary Science/Nature/Technology – Presented by Java Post Production

Seals of Sable

Director(s):Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason

Producer(s):Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason

Production Company: Sea to Sea Productions Ltd

 

Mental Health - Presented by  Yorkton Mental Health Drop In Centre

Mum's the Word

Director(s):Colin Scheyen

Producer(s):Kate McKenzie, Moniquea Marion, George Petrovic, Colin Scheyen

Production Company: Evenings and Weekends Productions

 

Performing Arts & Entertainment – Presented by the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport

Adrian Sutherland - Politician Man

Director(s):Justin Stephenson

Producer(s): RoseAnna Schick, Adrian Sutherland

Production Company: RAS Creative, Midnight Shine Music, Even Steven Inc.

 

Experimental – Presented by Saskatchewan Lotteries

No Objects

Director(s):Moïa Jobin-Paré 

Porducer(s):Marc Bertrand

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Short Subject – Non-Fiction – Presented by Creative Saskatchewan

Gun Killers

Director(s):Jason Young

Producer(s): Rohan Fernando

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Short Subject – Fiction – Presented by Yorkton Business Improvement District

Pick

Director(s):Alicia K. Harris

Producer(s):Venessa Harris, Rebeca Ortiz, Alicia K. Harris

Production Company: Sugar Glass Films

 

Drama – Presented by Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association

Buzzard

Director(s):Joy Webster

Producer(s): Lucas Ford

Production Company: Ford Films

 

Emerging Filmmaker – Presented by RBC Foundation
The Bear and the Beekeeper

Director(s): Kristina Mileska

Producer(s):Steven Czikk

 

Student Production – Presented by Wavelength Entertainment

Jo

Director(s): Carmen Rachiteanu

Producer(s): Kristine Thelle

Post-Secondary Institution: INIS

 

Digital Media – Presented by Canada Media Fund

Migrant Mothers of Syria

Director(s):Anna Fahr

Producer(s):Anna Fahr

Production Company:Morning Bird Pictures

 

Director – Non-Fiction – Presented Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation

Shannon Amen

Director(s):Chris Dainty

Producer(s): Maral Mohammadian

Production Company:National Film Board of Canada

Director – Fiction – Presented by Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
 

The Physics of Sorrow

Director(s):Theodore Ushev

Producer(s):Marc Bertrand

Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

 

Research – Presented by the Gallagher Centre

Guardians of the Grasslands

Director(s):Sarah Wray , Ben Wilson

Producer(s): Ben Wilson. 

Production Company: Story Brokers Media House

 

Kathleen Shannon Award – Presented by National Film Board of Canada

Sadika's Garden

Director(s):Julia Iriarte, Chad Galloway

Producer(s):Chad Galloway, Julia Iriarte

Production Company: Trail Films, Pampa Productions

 

Ruth Shaw Award (Best of Saskatchewan) – Presented by the Yorkton Film Festival

Humboldt: The New Season

Director(s):Lucas Frison, Kevin Eastwood

Producer(s):Lucas Frison, Elise Beaudry-Ferland, Chris McIvor, Libby Lea

Production Company: Prairie Cat Productions, Frank Digital

 

Best of the Festival

Mr. Berry

Director(s):Daniel Stark

Producer(s):Jason Hamborg

Production Company: 6ixSigma Productions

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