$20 Registration fee per film (Free for Youth Entries)

  • Rules
    • Filmmakers may work individually or in teams
    • There is no age restriction to enter the competition
    • The films may be of any genre (drama, documentary, comedy, experimental, animation)
    • No previously shot footage may be used (up to 20 % archival material may be used)
    • Maximum length 5 minutes. (There is no minimum length)
    • No pornographic or inappropriate material will be accepted
    • Entrants will receive a prop requirement that must appear in the film.
    • 50% discount on YFS/KIAC Equipment for 48 Challenge productions.
    • All films must acknowledge the Yukon Film Society (YFS), and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in their credits. (Logos below)
    *If booking YFS Equipment from Dawson please book in advance to allow for shipping time. Equipment is first come first served.

The competition begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 1st, 2019. Participants will be given 48 hours from the time of registration to hand in a final Quicktime file on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 (No exceptions). A prop that must be used in the film will be revealed at the start of the challenge. Participants outside the Whitehorse or Dawson area may participate and can upload their film to You Tube or Vimeo. We must have the link by the deadline on Sunday.

Equipment is the responsibility of the entrant, however a 50% discount on YFS and KIAC equipment is available for Yukon 48 Challenge productions. Equipment should be reserved in advance and is available on a first come first served basis. All material used in the films must be owned by the filmmaker.

Any copyrighted materials included in the work must have been legally cleared for use. KIAC/YFS are permitted to retain an archive copy of your production for the purposes of promotion for future events.

All films will be shown at screenings in Whitehorse and Dawson City on November 8th. A winning entry will be decided upon by a jury. The winning entry will be screened at the 21st Dawson City International Short Film Festival and maybe shown at the 2020 Available Light Film Festival. Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences.

Dawson Screening in the KIAC Ballroom,
Friday, November 8th. Doors 7pm, Films 7:30 pm, Admission by donation

The Yukon Film Society and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture are not liable for any costs, damages, injuries or liabilities that may occur during the making of your film.

Registration Form

Youth Registration Form

LOGOS for down load


Takashi Simon-Sakurai
Yukon Film Society


Dawson City

Dan Sokolowski
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture