YFF celebrates National Canadian Film Day

The Yorkton Film Festival is proud to be a partner in this year’s National Canadian Film Day.

“The idea started a few years ago as a way to highlight some of the great Canadian films that have been created, not just in the last few years, but really going back into Canadian film history,” said YFF Executive Director Randy Goulden. “And when we heard about the idea, we were very excited to take part and bring some of these great feature length films to Yorkton. And since then, I’ve kept an eye open for great Canadian films that our local community will really connect with.” Goulden added.

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This year, YFF is proud to present a screening of the film, The Breadwinner. The film tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl, growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

The screening will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart High School. This event is open to the public and presented free of charge.

And for those who have been taking part in our OPEN Cinema screenings, the draw for this year’s free Lobsterfest tickets will take place at this event. Don’t forget to bring your OPEN Cinema passport to be eligible for the draw.

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