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2021 Yukon 48 Film Challenge

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5:00pm

The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society (YFS) present the 2021 Yukon 48 Film Challenge.

Ever wanted to make a film? Now’s your chance! No matter your level of experience or equipment, you can create whatever you're inspired to over one weekend.

The competition begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 5th, 2021. Participants will be given 48 hours from the time of start to hand in a final QuickTime file at 5:30pm on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 (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 YouTube 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.

*If booking YFS Equipment from Dawson please book in advance to allow for shipping time. 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 Dawson City International Short Film Festival and maybe shown at the 2022 Available Light Film Festival. Two Audience Awards will also be presented, voted on by the Whitehorse and Dawson audiences.


  • $20 registration fee per film

  • 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.

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