The Dawson City International Short Film Festival's (DCISFF) mandate is to promote, exhibit, and disseminate contemporary independent film and media works by regional, national and international emerging and professional artists. We accept films of all genres. We welcome films by Indigenous, BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ creators.
All films (including Yukon made) must be 30 minutes or less in length.
Films completed after January 1, 2022 are eligible.
Film must not have not been previously submitted to DCISFF.
Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English (burned in).
Industrial films, music videos and public service announcements are not eligible.
All submissions must be accompanied by the fololwing items:
Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Early Bird: December 1, 2023. (postmarked) $15 Fee
Final Deadline: January 8, 2024. (postmarked) $25 Fee
Yukon Youth Deadline: February 1, 2024 (free)
There are no entry fees for films from the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut. (Please contact us for a waiver code).
Dawson City International Short Film Festival
PO Box 8000 Dawson City, Yukon
Canada, Y0B 1G0
Ph. (867) 993-5005
Fax: (867) 993-5838
By submitting to the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF), the filmmaker (or their representative) agrees that:
Dawson City International Short Film Festival is a competitive festival. All entries are reviewed by a selection committee for possible inclusion in the festival.
Industrial films, music videos and public service announcements are NOT eligible.
MITY Award (Made in the Yukon)
Open to Yukon filmmakers who are established in the profession of filmmaking.
MITY Emerging Artist Award
Open to Yukon filmmakers in their early stage of development. (3 films or less). Previous winners of this award must enter into the MITY Award category.
Note: Films made in schools and workshops must be submitted by the individual filmmaker and not as a group project.
MITY Youth Award
Open to Yukon filmmakers 18 years of age or under.
The Lodestar is awarded to the best Canadian or international film.
(Not open to films entered in the MITY awards)
Voted on by the attending audience at the festival.
(All films eligible).