The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on May 24, 2012 · 62
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The Leader-Post from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada · 62

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
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J 22 maV i4;2oi2 ' tPADERPOST.COMQC Have you been on a perfect Saskatchewan day trip? We want to hear about it. Email YORKTON Film fest is just part of what makes Yorkton unique By Tonaya Marr The longest running film festival in North America turns 65 this year and you don't need a plane ticket to get in on the celebration. "There was the thought in some of the larger cities down east that it would never last, said Randy Goulden, executive director of the Yorkton Film Festival. "How could a small city the size of Yorkton in the middle of the prairies have a festive that would do anything? But if you visit Yorkton May 24-27, you'll see that the Yorkton Film Festival has flourished. Visitors can check out workshops, film screenings and rub shoulders with industry veterans while checking out some of the best short films in North America. The public is invited to pick up a pair of headsets and enjoy the 300 films being screened at the showcase. The winners of the festivals Golden Sheaf awards will be screened Sunday. On top of screenings and workshops, the festival offers plenty of entertainment. The Jamies Awards after party Thursday night features performances from local artists Jay Semko and Samara Yung, and the Lobster-Blast festivities Friday night offers the chance to skeet shoot, toss horse shoes and network with film industry leaders. Saturday night brings the big party, the Golden Sheaf awards gala, with MC Jeff Douglas from CBC Radio's As it Happens. The category for Saskatchewan films has a record-number of entries, a bit of light during an uncertain time in the Saskatchewan film industry. Following the cut of the tax credit, Goulden said she doesnt know what the future holds for the Yorkton Film Festival, but they're planning for another 65 years The majority of the festival is being hosted in the Gallagher Centre, Yorkton's newly-renovated recreation and entertainment complex. The complex was originally built in 1977 and it was renovated for $22 million in 2003. In 2004, the renamed and rejuvenated facility opened its doors and has since seen around 750,000 pass through each year. Celebs on the red carpet at the Yorkton Film Festival in 2011. photo by mitch hippsle v I tw -. I ho l,t SS lo M A I H C IJ.S t (. I fWn I NT jr t H V,1! C k I - "t f&s rf. What would you rather be doing with your spare time? Let the professional cleaners at Tidy Time Saver give you the freedom to do what you really want. Call us Jot a free in-home estimate today. V. . ...... J.J . : l , J ! W 11 h-f 1 v MJ- 7vw 3 f-fr w. r n v r rt -u Classic Karmen Kleo Verona Make year Feet llamiy LEADER-POST AVAILABLE DAILY ON YOUR REGINA TRANSIT COMMUTE. 777-ride (7433)

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