Congratulations to all the Filmmakers and a
great standing room only audience for our screening!

20 Films from across the north!

Jury prize
The Loon Manding
By Katherine McCallum, Ella Peschke, Forrest Peschke (Whitehorse)

Honorable Mention
Soundscsape Interscape By Sam Skinne, Jon Gelinas (Whitehorse)

Best Use of Prop (Mosquito Repellent)
Sam’s Story
By Jonathan- Serge Lalande (Whitehorse)

Audience Favourite (Dawson City)
New In Town
by Marie-Claire Findlay Brook, Chloe Edbrooke,
Aine MacLellan, Jamie Hale, Lucy Welsh
(Dawson City)

Audience Favourite (Whitehorse)
The Potato Cuff Bluff
By Emile Bouffard, Chris Clarke, David Curtis, Charles Sheppard
(Dawson City)

Dawg Gone Cold by Peter Menzies (Dawson City)

Alone By Keith Robertson (Yellowknife)

Buzz be Gone by Noah Robbins and Micky Michon (Dawson City)

The Lure of Little Dawson by Tessa Rex and Ahmed (Dawson City)

River Quest By Roger Hanberg (Whitehorse)

Unbearable By Jessica Hall, Bree-An Lucas (Whitehorse)

Blueprint for Life by Lulu Keating (Dawson City)

Mother Trucker By Jill Potter (Whitehorse)

The Catch by Angela Edmunds (Dawson City)

This Film Sucks By Johnny Klynkramer (Dawson City)

Untitled by Jake Bellew(Dawson City)

Northern Survival by Mike Erwood (Dawson City)

Spinning a Conversation
by Helen O’Connor, Vanessa Aegirsdottir, Eric Pinkerton (Whitehorse)

Gold Fever by Chris Healey and James Healey (Dawson City)

American Dream by Bobby Ronka (Dawson City)



• $20 Registration Fee (per film) - Gala screening by donation January 18th
• 50% discount on YFS/KIAC Equipment for 48 Challenge productions
If booking YFS Equipment from Dawson please book in advance to allow for shipping time
• 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 min. (There is no minimum length)
• No pornographic or inappropriate material will be accepted

All films must acknowledge the Yukon Film Society (YFS) and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in their credits. Logos below.

The competition begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, January 12th, 2018. Participants will be given 48 hours from the time of registration to hand in a final DV tape or Quicktime file on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 (No exceptions). Participants outside the Whitehorse or Dawson area may participate and can upload their film to You Tube or Vimeo or send them to us via an ftp site. We must have the link by the deadline on Sunday.

Participants must MOSQUITO REPELLENT as a prop in their film. You may incorporate this in any way, visually, verbally or any other way to make it into your project.

Equipment is the responsibility of the entrant, however a 50% discount on YFS and KIAC equipment is available for 48 Challenge productions. (YFS Production Membership is required at a pro-rated cost of $25.) A technician will be available for assistance on Sunday (in Whitehorse) to assist with technical issues during Production and Post Production. Email Takashi at to schedule.

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 January 18th , 2018.

A winning entry will be decided upon by a jury. The winning entry will be screened at the 2018 Dawson City International Short Film Festival and the 2018 Available Light Film Festival. Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences.

Note: All other films may submit to the 2018 Dawson City International Short Film Festival as a late entry. (This does not gaurantee acceptance into the festival)

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.


Helen O'Connor
Yukon Film Society

Dawson City
Dan Sokolowski
Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

Check out the results from last years challenge!