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Welcome! Welcome to the 12th annual Available Light Film Festival! We’ve been keeping this on the down low but it’s time to say it loud and proud. ALFF 2014 kicks off Yukon Film Society’s 30th anniversary season! In a dark pub in the winter of 1984 the idea of the Yukon Film Society was hatched. Our 2014/2015 season will feature special programming throughout, culminating in some big presentations at ALFF 2015. But the celebration starts this week. The first new thing you’ll notice is that the Yukon Film Society and Yukon Arts Centre have gone in on a new and larger cinema screen, making for truly immersive cinema projection. The 30 screenings at ALFF 2014 have been selected to bring you a sample of contemporary cinema. This year’s program shines a light on Canadian comedy with new films by Carl Bessai (with Brent Butt), Don McKellar (with a little help from Tickle Head) and Jason Priestley (with Richard Dreyfuss!). Films from the North are a vital part of this festival and we’re excited to present premieres by Yukon filmmakers Dennis Allen and Werner Walcher, alongside great films from other northern regions: Arctic Defenders, Uvanga and Expedition to the End of the World. You’ll also find beautiful, hilarious and harrowing cinema from around the world: Laos, Denmark, France, Israel, India, Mexico, USA, Newfoundland & Labrador and Russia. If you’re curious or keen about the creation and business end of film and digital media, register for the ALFF Media Industry Forum which is co-presented with Yukon Film & Sound Commission. Please join me in thanking all the guests for sharing their experiences and their films at the festival and the forum. It’s with great excitement and honour this year that we will host luminaries of the Canadian screen Don McKellar, John Walker, Alanis Obomsawin, Charles Wilkinson, Kirk Tougas and Carl Bessai who collectively represent more than 150 years of filmmaking experience, and exciting cinematic (relative) new-comers Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Dennis Allen, Werner Walcher and Vincent Morisset. Thank you as well to author and Globe & Mail film critic Geoff Pevere for joining us in Whitehorse to host conversations with filmmakers throughout the festival. Gunalchîsh, Mahsi cho, merci, gracias, danke and thank you for coming to ALFF. Andrew Connors, Festival Director

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY

REVOLUTION PG 36

ALFF presents $1000 to the director of the feature film that you choose! The award will be announced before the closing film on Sunday, Feb 9. Get your ballots in the Yukon Arts Centre lobby. Sponsored by Super Channel. Eligible films:

Arctic Defenders Crazywater Alias Hi Ho Mistahey! Salmon Confidential

My Prairie Home 15 Reasons to Live Oil Sands Karaoke Revolution Watermark

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ALFF SCREENING TICKETS Single Tickets: $12 regular /$11 YFS Members, seniors, youth under 16.

Select films are $7 for youth under 16. Refer to schedule on pages 22 and 23. Five Film Pass: $52. Show your Five Film Pass at the YFS info table located in the

lobby to pick up your free YFS Exhibition Membership card ($5 value). All ticket and pass prices include YAC Box Office surcharge. All tickets are general admission.

ALFF MEDIA INDUSTRY FORUM Media Industry Forum Pass: $80/$50 YFS Production Members.

Registration gives you access to any or all 18 Forum events: round-tables, meetings, Master Classes, Yukon Short Film Showcase and receptions. Master Class single tickets (limited number): $30/$20 YFS Production Members

WHERE TO GET TICKETS AND REGISTER FOR THE FORUM Online: www.yukontickets.com Yukon Arts Centre Box Office: 867-667-8574, Mon to Fri, 10am to 3pm Arts Underground: 305 Main Street, lower level, Hougen’s Centre At the door: The box office is open throughout the festival. We encourage you to pick your

films and get tickets *between the films or at less busy times*. This enables us to start the films at their scheduled time, which makes everybody happy. Thanks!

FIVE FILM PASS The Five Film Pass is a voucher for five films that you choose. It’s not an entry ticket for the film. Use the pass to redeem tickets at the Yukon Arts Centre box office or at Arts Underground. You can purchase your pass and choose your films at the same time (if there’s a long line-up see above for the best times to get your pass and tickets). If you wish, you can redeem a portion of your tickets and choose the remaining films later. The box office staff will punch one of the numbers on your pass and issue you a ticket for the film(s) you choose. You then show that ticket to the usher. The Five Film Pass is not transferable. Hold on to it, we can't replace it.

VENUES Screenings: Yukon Arts Centre theatre, unless noted. Check schedule on pages 22 and 23. Media Industry Forum: Old Fire Hall (1105 First Ave), unless noted.

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Greetings and welcome to the Yukon Film Society’s 12th Annual Available Light Film Festival. Over the next few days, members of the public and Yukon’s film industry will enjoy a beautifully programmed festival that has something for everyone – from northern documentaries to foreign films. At the Media Industry Forum, many visiting industry professionals are generously sharing their time and talent with the local film and media industry. In its fifth year, the forum will again provide Yukon filmmakers with opportunities for professional development and to engage directly with leading producers, artists, funders, and broadcasters. Film and media is an important part of Yukon’s economy, and the Available Light Film Festival is a key event for both Yukon filmmakers’ individual development and for increasing the profile of Yukon’s film industry. Through the Yukon Film & Sound Commission, the Government of Yukon is pleased to support this event. We congratulate the many people whose talents are on display this week and throughout Yukon’s film industry and wish all participants an enjoyable and productive festival. Sincerely,

Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon Government of Yukon

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On behalf of the City of Whitehorse, I would like to thank the Yukon Film Society for their continued efforts in making the Available Light Film Festival a success in our community. It’s events like this that help make our community so vibrant. Sincerely, Dan Curtis Mayor, City of Whitehorse

Telefilm Canada is proud to be associated with the 12th annual edition of the Available Light Film Festival, a wonderful opportunity to discover the best in Canadian filmmaking. Our filmmakers have stories to tell that are original, relevant, entertaining and compelling—stories that enjoy increasing success here at home and shine on the international scene. Canadian films are official selections at film festivals worldwide, winning major awards— and the hearts of audiences wherever they are shown. The success of Canada’s film industry is Telefilm’s primary purpose. Our funding and promotion programs support dynamic film companies and talented creative artists everywhere in Canada. We are all working together to make sure Canadian films are in the spotlight, both here at home and internationally. Telefilm hopes that this event will help you enjoy Canadian cinema—your cinema, which you can now access on many platforms. Congratulations to the organizers of Available Light Film Festival, and happy viewing!

Michel Roy Chair of the Board, Telefilm Canada

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Welcome ALFF 2014

THE GRAND SEDUCTION PG 29

Emily Alden is Vice President of Production and Development with Pacific Northwest

Pictures (Vancouver/Los Angeles). She began her career at Raven West Films and went on to form her own company, All Done Productions. Alden produced the Carl Bessai films Unnatural & Accidental and Sisters & Brothers as well as award-winning shorts. Alden is the executive producer of Michael Melski’s Charlie Zone, and is producing After The Wedding.

Tom Alexander is the Director of Theatrical Releasing for Mongrel Media Distribution.

Before joining Mongrel in 2001, Tom worked in various capacities with Alliance Atlantis Communications, Famous Players, and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, among other organizations. He holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Marketing, and Arts & Media Administration.

Dennis Allen is a Whitehorse-based award-winning filmmaker, a published writer, and a

recorded songwriter. He inherited his story-telling chops from his father of Inupiaq Eskimo origin, and from his mother, Order of Canada recipient and Vuntut Gwichin Elder, Bertha Allen. After flunking out of high school, Allen hustled pool, trapped muskrats, bar-tended, rough-necked, busked, and dug graves. His documentary, CBQM, won the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at the ImagineNative Film and Video Festival.

Carl Bessai is a film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer whose most

notable films include Cole (2009), Repeaters (2010), Emile (2003), Mothers & Daughters (2008) and Fathers & Sons (2010). His award winning feature films have won international critical acclaim at numerous festivals including Sundance, Berlin, and Toronto. Carl is here at ALFF with the film No Clue starring writer and comedian Brent Butt.

StĂŠphane Cardin has over fifteen years of experience in the film and television industry. He is Vice President of Industry and Public Affairs with the Canada Media Fund. Mr. Cardin maintains an ongoing dialogue with industry and government stakeholders, leads the 10


Festival Guests development of policies and programs, and reinforces the positioning of the CMF within the industry. He has worked for the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Lauren Davis is the feature film officer at Telefilm Canada’s Western Region office in

Vancouver. Lauren joined Telefilm in 1998. Over the last 14 years, she has held a number of management positions within the television, feature film and business-process management teams. Most recently, she worked in the Information, Performance and Risk unit as Director, Performance and Quality Management, a position to which she was appointed in June 2009.

Gina Dineen is manager of the BravoFACTUAL and BravoFACT programs operated by

Bell Media. She will be at ALFF Media Industry Forum to represent these short film financing opportunities. Gina graduated from York University in 1983 with a BFA in film arts. She is the Founder and Programmer of the Cabbagetown Short Film and Video Festival.

Lesley Grant is Vice President of Development at White Pine Pictures in Toronto. She

is personally responsible for building a slate of original dramatic and factual entertainment programming therein. Prior to joining White Pine Pictures, Lesley was Director of Development at Barna-Alper Productions and Shaftesbury Films.

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a 20-year-old actress from the Mohawk Nation of

Kahnawake. Jacobs has been featured in the video game Assassin's Creed II and television shows The Dead Zone, Being Human, Mohawk Girls and Exploding Sun. Kawennáhere is best known for The Blanketing (2013), South of the Moon (2008) and Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013).

Maureen Levitt is Creative Development Representative for Superchannel in Western

Canada. Until 2006 Maureen was Western Regional Manager and Commissioning Editor for Vision TV. She worked with regional producers from all over Canada to develop and pre-sale a large portfolio of documentary and some drama. She developed the first mentorship program within Vision TV with Vancouver Women in Film.

Siobhan McCarthy is an actor turned producer. She is a founder of the Absolut Theatre

Company, founder/partner of Brown Eyed Girls Productions, CEO of Blyssful Productions and worked for the Vancouver International Film Festival Trade Forum. She is a bold, innovative, transdisciplinary artist and educator who is constantly devising new and original theatre, film and performance art.

Don McKellar has become a Canadian screen icon. He appeared in Atom Egoyan's films

The Adjuster (1991) and Exotica (1994). He collaborated with Francois Girard, authouring Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1992), and the Academy Award winning The Red Violin (1998). McKellar’s directorial debut, Last Night (1998), won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. He created the cult classic television series Twitch City along with Bob Martin. Don was story editor on the CBC TV series Northern Town, shot in the Yukon in 2006. Don’s most recent film is The Grand Seduction. 11


Welcome ALFF 2014 Vincent Morisset is a digital media director from Montréal who is always looking for

new ways to tell stories. His projects have included Bla Bla, Colour Blind Clyde, Inni (the definitive live experience) with Sigur Rós and several projects with the band Arcade Fire. His many awards include: Webby Award (Net Art Category), SXSW Interactive Champion (Art Category), Libera Award (Best Independent Music Video) and the Japan Media Art Award.

Geoff Pevere has a long career in reviewing, writing, broadcasting and teaching. He was

the host of CBC Radio’s Prime Time, Film International on TVOntario, and co-hosted Rogers Television’s Reel to Real. He reviewed movies for twelve years on CTV’s Canada AM and at the Toronto Star for ten. Pevere has also published several books and is a regular film critic for The Globe and Mail.

Ellen Pittleman is founder of Los Angeles-based Hybrid Entertainment. Ellen has been

building and acquiring libraries for independent producers and studios to develop across multiple platforms for her entire professional career. Before launching Hybrid Entertainment, Pittleman was Senior Vice President, International Co-Productions and Worldwide Acquisitions for Paramount Pictures. Prior to that she launched the DVD premiere division for the studio.

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Festival Guests Martha Rans has over 18 years of expertise as an intellectual property lawyer and

copyright educator. Her Vancouver-based law practice specializes in intellectual property, nonprofits, charity law, incorporation, governance, privacy, employment, labour law, and human rights. Martha is the Legal Director of the Artists' Legal Outreach, which provides advice, information and education to thousands of BC's creators.

Tina Schliessler immigrated to Canada from Germany at the age of 17, wherein she

attended Emily Carr University. Her first student film landed her an animation series for German TV, and she produced Bushwhack in collaboration with writer/poet Heather Haley. Tina has collaborated on award-winning documentaries with her partner, director Charles Wilkinson. Their most recent brainchild is the feature documentary Oil Sands Karaoke.

Teri Snelgrove is a graduate of Emily Carr University. She has worked as a freelance

director and producer on projects such as In Her Footsteps (Celebrating BC Women in Sport), on permanent display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Jan Derbyshire’s first short film Sanity for Beginners and Marie Clements’ Jesus Indian. She currently works as an Associate Producer at the National Film Board of Canada.

Kirk Tougas is one of Canada’s foremost documentary cinematographers. Working with independent producers, broadcasters, and the National Film Board, he has shot on location around the world, notably on all of Nettie Wild's documentaries. Films and videos he has worked on have received over 65 international festival prizes. One of Kirk’s most recent projects is Whitehorse-based director Dennis Allen’s Crazywater.

John Walker is a renowned Halifax-based documentary director and cinematographer.

Walker’s work defies conventional subjects and approaches: his provocative film Passage (ALFF 2009) challenged the conventions of documentary film by combining the process of making a fiction film about Arctic explorer John Rae with documentary explorations about Rae's legacy. Walker’s films have screened at major international film festivals in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and London. He has received many awards and nominations for his films, which include: A Drummer's Dream (ALFF 2011), Men Of The Deeps, Strand, A Winter Tan and his film at this year's ALFF – Arctic Defenders.

Werner Walcher is a Whitehorse-based producer/director and president of the

production company Fresh From The Yukon Inc. His work combines the beauty of the North with worldwide socially relevant stories, which is attracting national and international audiences. Werner’s documentaries have been broadcast on OMNI TV, APTN, CBC North and CBC Country Canada.

Charles Wilkinson is at ALFF with his film Oil Sands Karaoke. He has worked at

sound design, picture editing and music scoring. Prior to graduating from Simon Fraser in Vancouver, his film Tiers… a Story of the Penitentiary won numerous international awards. Charles went on to direct 6 independent dramatic feature films as well as writing the book The Working Film Director and directing the ALFF 2012 film Peace Out. 13


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media Industry Forum 2014 ALFF Media Industry Forum Saturday, Feb 1 – Wednesday, Feb 5 Old Fire Hall, 1105 First Ave at Main Street (except where noted) Registration & Forum Passes Please see page 7 of this program for details on how and where to register.

Presented by Yukon Film Society. Presenting Partner Yukon Film & Sound Commission.

master classes TUESDAY, FEB 4 2:00-4:30pm — Documentary Filmmaking Master Class with John Walker

Award-winning director and cinematographer John Walker’s prolific career spans more than 60 film credits, and numerous awards. In this conversation with author and journalist Geoff Pevere, Walker presents his views on the documentary genre, and why it’s important for filmmakers to continue to tackle controversial and difficult subjects.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 5 9:00-11:30am — Screenwriting Master Class with Don McKellar

In this snapshot of the writing process, McKellar will share some of his ideas for transforming a story into a script through the use of archetype, allegory, and structure. Host: Daniel Janke. 9:00am-4:30pm — Digital Cinematography for Independent Film with Kirk Tougas

An all day intensive training session with renowned cinematographer Kirk Tougas, covering the latest developments in camera technology and their applications in the field. From the iPhone to the RED camera. Hosted by Jayden Soroka. Location TBD: Check alff.ca. Sponsored by Northern Film and Video Industry Association.

SATURDAY, FEB 8 9:30am-12:00pm — Micro-Budget Documentary Filmmaking with Charles Wilkinson and Tina Schliessler

This event examines strategies for building compelling documentary films on a shoestring budget, looking at creative production skills, non-traditional financing opportunities, audience behavior and film market trends. Location: Yukon Arts Centre Gallery. 15


fire hall film talks Free admission lunchtime events at the Old Fire Hall, 12:00-1:15pm This popular ‘meet the filmmaker’ discussion series returns for a third year. See clips from films in the festival and hear filmmakers discuss the process behind making their projects. Sponsored by Northwestel Community Cable 9. Sunday, Feb 2

Vincent Morisset interactive talk: Creating Films for Computers

Monday, Feb 3

Dennis Allen, Kirk Tougas, Teri Snelgrove, Crazywater

Tuesday, Feb 4

Kawennàhere Devery Jacobs, Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Wednesday, Feb 5

TBA

media Industry Forum The following events are for Media Industry Forum participants only. Please see page 7 for registration details.

SATURDAY, FEB 1 9:00am — Registration 9:30-11:30am — Pitching 101

Participants will learn how to best represent their ideas to industry players verbally, in writing and with audiovisual material, to meet the objective of finding a producer partner and taking their project forward to production. 12:00-1:30pm — Legal Issues, Copyright, and the Media Industry

We’ll look at basic legal issues and agreements in various areas of the media production industry. Contracts, story option rights, co-production agreements and changes to copyright law will be discussed. 2:30-5:30pm — One-on-One Meetings

20-minute meetings with forum guests, by appointment. Participants will have a chance to meet with industry players to pitch their ideas. 8:00-9:30pm — Yukon Showcase Screening

This program features works that exemplify the variety and creativity of Yukon-based filmmakers. Attendance is for Media Industry Forum guests, registrants, and by invitation. Curated by Victoria Kennedy. 16


media Industry Forum SUNDAY, FEB 2 9:00am — Registration 9:30-11:30am — Roundtable Discussion on Financing

This round-table examines strategies for finding financing to get a film or media project made, including how to access extra-territorial investments. 2:00-4:30pm — The Message and the Medium: Alternative Media

This panel will seek to define terms such as digital media and trans-media, and examine the creative interactive media production industry and new trends in internet content distribution.

MONDAY, FEB 3 9:00-11:30am — Trends in Distribution

We’ll look at the latest in distribution trends like alternative media distribution, fee-for-service distribution, and other opportunities for independent filmmakers. 2:00-4:00pm — Spotlight on Co-productions and Partnerships

This panel will discuss what makes a co-production work - from process, content, and genre, to the inter-personal relations that make creative and business partnerships succeed. 4:30-5:15pm — Upcoming Opportunities in the Yukon Film and Media Industry

An update on the state of the industry in Yukon, covering topics such as production and postproduction rentals and services, training programs, upcoming productions, job opportunities, and industry organizations. Hosted by Northern Film and Video Industry Association.

TUESDAY, FEB 4 9:30-11:30am — Canada Media Fund – Media Industry Research Showcase

This CMF session provides a great deal of information on television and digital media industries and is designed to inform Yukon producers on how to access extra-territorial investment for their businesses. 9:00-11:30am — NFVIA Pitch Sessions

A series of one-on-one 30-minute pitch sessions with a focus on co-productions with Yukon producers. By appointment only. For more information contact Northern Film and Video Industry Association at (867) 456-2987.

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The Soniferous aEther of the Land Beyond the Land Beyond Charles Stankievech Former faculty member of Yukon SOVA, now living in Berlin, Charles was the first civilian to do an artist residency at CFB Alert on Ellesmere Island. This 11-minute video and sound fieldwork is the result.

Opens Sunday, Feb 2 at 6pm, Yukon Arts Centre Studio Runs Noon to 9pm during the Available Light Film Festival

Available Light Film Festival Community Screenings Thursday, February 13 Kwanlin D端n Cultural Centre Multi-purpose room 6:00pm

Crazywater

Dir. Dennis Allen, Yukon/BC, 2013, 55 min Director Dennis Allen in attendance.

8:00pm

Hi Ho Mistahey!

Dir. Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 2013, 60 min Director Alanis Obomsawin in attendance.

Free event, refreshments served

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ALFF 2014 Schedule Saturday, February 1

Venue

Page

9:00am–9:30pm

OFH

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ALFF Media Industry Forum

Sunday, February 2 9:00am–4:30pm

ALFF Media Industry Forum

OFH

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12:00–1:15pm

Firehall Film Talks: Vincent Morisset interactive talk, Creating Films for Computers FREE ADMISSION

OFH

16

6:00pm

Opening Reception

YAC

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7:00pm

Arctic Defenders

YAC*

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Monday, February 3 9:00am–5:15pm

ALFF Media Industry Forum

OFH

17

12:00–1:15pm

Firehall Film Talks: Dennis Allen, Kirk Tougas, Teri Snelgrove, Crazywater FREE ADMISSION

OFH

16

5:30pm

Crazywater

YAC*

25

8:00pm

Cas & Dylan

YAC*

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Tuesday, February 4 9:30am–4:30pm

ALFF Media Industry Forum

OFH

15,17

12:00–1:15pm

Firehall Film Talks: Kawennàhere Devery Jacobs, Rhymes for Young Ghouls FREE ADMISSION

OFH

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12:00pm

The Call of the Yukon

YAC

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4:30pm

ALIAS

YAC*

26

6:30pm

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

YAC

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9:00pm

Miroir Noir screens with Subconscious Password

YAC

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ALL TICKETS $7

Wednesday, February 5

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9:00am–4:30pm

ALFF Media Industry Forum

OFH

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10:00am

Elementary School Show – A Drummer's Dream

YAC

n/a

12:00–1:15pm

Firehall Film Talks: To Be Announced

OFH

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12:00pm

PilgrIMAGE (A Tribute to Peter Wintonick)

YAC

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5:00pm

La jaula de oro (The Golden Cage)

YAC

28

7:30pm

The Grand Seduction

YAC*

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FREE ADMISSION ALL TICKETS $7


Trailers at alff.ca Thursday, February 6

Venue

Page

YAC

30

YAC

30

12:00pm

Salmon Confidential

3:00pm

ALFF Comedy Pitch Competition

5:30pm

Comedy Pitch Reception

YAC

30

6:30pm

No Clue

YAC*

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9:00pm

Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm)

YAC

31

YAC

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YAC

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ALL TICKETS $7 ADMISSION BY DONATION

Friday, February 7 10:30am

Gold

12:30pm

My Prairie Home

3:00pm

15 Reasons to Live

YAC*

32

5:15pm

Oil Sands Karaoke

YAC*

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8:00pm

The Summit

YAC*

33

10:15pm

I am Divine

YAC

33

YAC

17

YAC

34

ALL TICKETS $7

Saturday, February 8 9:30am–12:00pm

Micro-documentary film Master Class

9:30am

My Neighbour Totoro

11:30am

Expedition to the End of the World

YAC*

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2:00pm

Hi Ho Mistahey!

YAC*

35

4:30pm

Blood Brother

YAC*

35

6:45pm

Gabrielle

YAC

36

9:00pm

The Congress

YAC

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YAC GALLERY

FREE ADMISSION, FAMILY EVENT

Sunday, February 9 10:00am

Uvanga

YAC*

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12:00pm

Revolution

YAC*

37

3:00pm

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

YAC

37

5:00pm

Watermark

YAC*

38

7:45pm

The Rocket

YAC*

38

YAC OFH *

Yukon Arts Centre, 300 College Drive Old Fire Hall, 1105 First Ave at Main Street Youth under 16: $7 tickets available

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Sunday Feb 2

ARCTIC DEFENDERS

ARCTIC DEFENDERS

DIRECTOR JOHN WALKER

JOHN WALKER IN THE ARCTIC, 1968

Opening Reception Join us in celebrating the opening of the 12th annual Available Light Film Festival and the first event of Yukon Film Society’s 30th anniversary year. All are welcome.

7:00pm

Arctic Defenders

DIR. JOHN WALKER, NUNAVUT/NOVA SCOTIA, 2013, 90 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – NORTHERN VISION DEVELOPMENT

Master documentary filmmaker John Walker returns to ALFF with his twentieth film; a finely layered and gorgeous film about a personal journey, the creation of the largest Aboriginal land claim in the world, the meaning of sovereignty and Inuit self-determination. Walker and his Inuit travelling companion Oo Aqpik take us on a journey through the High Arctic to investigate the contemporary history of misguided attempts by the Canadian government to assert its sovereignty in the High Arctic and how a generation of radical Inuit (the magnetic statesmen Tagak Curley and John Amagoalik) changed the political landscape of Canada’s North. But it’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to lands he first explored as a wideeyed teenager. Followed by a post-screening conversation between director John Walker and Globe and Mail film critic Geoff Pevere. Winner – Best Feature, Atlantic Film Festival 2013.

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Monday Feb 3

CRAZYWATER

DIRECTOR DENNIS ALLEN

CAS & DYLAN

CAS & DYLAN

5:30pm

Crazywater

DIR. DENNIS ALLEN, YUKON/BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013, 55 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – YUKON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

ALFF is honored to host the Canadian Premiere of this documentary produced by NFB/ONF that is a personal and revealing exploration of substance abuse among First Nations people in Canada. Directed by Whitehorse-based filmmaker Dennis Allen, who will be in attendance with cinematographer Kirk Tougas and NFB producer Teri Snelgrove.

8:00pm

Cas & Dylan

DIR. JASON PRIESTLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013, 90 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – DIRTY NORTHERN PUBLIC HOUSE

Jason Priestley makes his feature film directorial debut with this offbeat comedy-drama starring Academy Award-winner Richard Dreyfuss and breakout Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany (Winner – Best Actress, Whistler Film Festival 2012). Canadiana meets the classic road movie as these two unlikely companions drive a beat-up orange Volkswagen from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island on a voyage of discovery buoyed by a terrific soundtrack of Canadian roots and pop music. Producer Emily Alden in attendance.

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Tuesday Feb 4

THE CALL OF THE YUKON

THE CALL OF THE YUKON

ALIAS

ALIAS

12:00pm

The Call of the Yukon

DIR. WERNER WALCHER, YUKON, 2014, 52 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – YUKON, NORTH OF ORDINARY

World Premiere. Produced for Omni Television (Rogers Communications), this documentary series considers the lifestyles of German-speaking Yukoners. Walcher captures the beauty of the North, coupled with some of its colourful inhabitants. Two episodes will be screened at ALFF 2014: Above the Clouds and Life at the River. Director Werner Walcher in attendance.

4:30pm

ALIAS

DIR. MICHELLE LATIMER, ONTARIO, 2013, 65 MIN

Raw and uncompromising, ALIAS tells the story of aspiring rappers trying to escape the gangster life, while illuminating a darker side of urban Canada. Michelle Latimer’s observational tonepoem documentary is an inspiring and stunning directorial debut. Parental guidance suggested – coarse language. “A gritty and captivating portrait of some of Toronto hip hop’s true hustlers.” ~Torontoist

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Tuesday Feb 4

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS

6:30pm

MIROIR NOIR

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

DIR. JEFF BARNABY, QUEBEC, 2013, 88 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – TLE’ NAX T’AWEI GROUP

A fictional 1970s Indian reservation by the name of Red Crow is the backdrop for this funny and stylish black-comedy-horror film. The residents do what they can to survive and resist the oppression of the church, the residential school and the reserve’s evil Indian agent. Shot entirely on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, this powerful and vital feature debut’s stark originality differs greatly from any recent Canadian cinema. Parental guidance suggested – mature themes and graphic violence. Lead actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs in attendance. Canada’s Top Ten – Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Best Canadian First Feature – Vancouver International Film Festival 2013.

9:00pm

Miroir Noir

DIR. VINCENT MORISSET, QUEBEC, 2008, 71 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – CKRW THE RUSH

This documentary concert film follows the Montréal-based band, Arcade Fire, before the hype, the awards, The Hunger Games and the fame. Morisset gets up close and personal with the band on their around-the-world tour and in the studio as they prepare to record their sophomore album Neon Bible. Director Vincent Morisset in attendance, with a post-screening conversation hosted by Daniel Janke. Screens with Subconscious Password DIR. CHRIS LANDRETH, 2013, 11 MIN

New NFB animation by the director of Ryan offering an imaginary, comedic look at the inner workings of Landreth's mind as he tried to remember a friend's name at a party. Music composed by Whitehorse composer Daniel Janke featuring Whitehorse singer Hélène Beaulieu.

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Wednesday Feb 5

PILGRIMAGE (A TRIBUTE TO PETER WINTONICK)

PILGRIMAGE (A TRIBUTE TO PETER WINTONICK)

LA JAULA DE ORO (THE GOLDEN CAGE)

LA JAULA DE ORO (THE GOLDEN CAGE)

12:00pm

PilgrIMAGE (A Tribute to Peter Wintonick)

DIR. PETER WINTONICK & MIRA BURT-WINTONICK, QUEBEC, 2009, 82 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – DRIVING FORCE

Renowned Canadian documentarian Peter Wintonick (Manufacturing Consent) and his 19-yearold daughter Mira take a cinematic road trip around the world, exploring the past, present and future of film and image-making. From Generation Why to the next-wave Generation D (as in digital) era, the film documents their cinematic journey and subsequent life lessons. Equal parts vérité film-journal, digital-diary and ciné-blog combine to create this unique exploration and true labour of love. The world lost a generous and brave filmmaker when Peter passed away in November 2013.

5:00pm

La jaula de oro (The Golden Cage)

DIR. DIEGO QUEMADA-DÍEZ, SPAIN/MEXICO, 2013, 102 MIN

Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala journey toward the United States in search of a better life. They soon come face to face with the harsh realities of life on the road without money and identification, at the mercy of whatever horrors and joys cross their path. A beautiful and devastating film. In Spanish with English subtitles. Parental guidance suggested – graphic violence. “A movie with great compassion and urgency.” ~The Guardian Winner – A Certain Talent Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2013

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Wednesday Feb 5

THE GRAND SEDUCTION

THE GRAND SEDUCTION

THE GRAND SEDUCTION

DIRECTOR DON MCKELLAR

7:30pm

The Grand Seduction

DIR. DON MCKELLAR, ONT/NFLD&LAB, 2013, 115 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – SEQUOIA KITCHENS & DESIGN

Based on the 2002 Quebec comedy La grande séduction, this English-Canada remake substitutes the quaint charm of a Québecois fishing village with the rugged beauty of a tiny Newfoundland coastal community. Starring Gordon Pinsent, Mary Walsh, Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson and Mark Critch, The Grand Seduction charts the lengths to which the townsfolk will go to enchant a big-city doctor. Like many affected by the collapse of the fishing industry, the residents of Tickle Head—a oncethriving settlement are driven to seek employment in the city, or, worse, queue for government assistance. Their future begins to look brighter when a plastics manufacturer proposes to set up shop—until they learn that the contract calls for a resident doctor to serve the community’s needs. Enter Dr. Lewis (Taylor Kitsch), an ethically suspect cosmetic surgeon temporarily banished to the physician-starved seaside. In a riotous attempt to charm him the villagers take up the doctor’s beloved sport of cricket, and fall over themselves trying to persuade him that their seemingly sleepy hamlet is secretly a hotbed of cosmopolitan sophistication. The Grand Seduction’s gentle, whimsical reflections on a contemporary social issue are poignant and uproarious by turns, and are brought to life through superb performances from Irish screen star Brendan Gleeson and Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent. Director Don McKellar in attendance, with a post-screening conversation hosted by Globe and Mail film critic Geoff Pevere. 29


Thursday Feb 6

SALMON CONFIDENTIAL

12:00pm

SALMON CONFIDENTIAL

Salmon Confidential

DIR. TWYLA ROSCOVICH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013, 89 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – WILDERNESS FISHING YUKON

This provocative film documents biologist Alexandra Morton's dedication to exposing the dangerous viruses threatening wild Pacific salmon. From British Columbia’s most remote rivers, to courtrooms, grocery stores, and sushi restaurants, Salmon Confidential provides surprising insight into the inner workings of the government agencies tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply. “This film clearly documents that governments do not put protection of wild salmon at the top of their priorities and Canadians should be outraged. I am.” ~David Suzuki Winner – Most Popular Canadian Environmental Documentary Award, VIFF 2013.

3:00pm

ALFF Comedy Pitch Competition

Yukon Film Society and Northwestel Community Cable 9 present the ALFF Comedy Pitch Competition. This Media Industry Forum satellite event allows a selected group of writer/ performers to step up to the mic and pitch the next great comedy show to our panel and a studio audience. Two winners will receive support for a pilot production on Community Cable 9. This event will be filmed live for broadcast on Community Cable 9. We’re creating and selling content here. Host TBA, directed by Daniel Janke. The panel for this event is Carl Bessai (No Clue), Don McKellar (The Grand Seduction), and Chris McNutt (Northwestel Community Cable 9).

5:30-6:30pm

Comedy Pitch Reception

Relax and wipe your brow after the live Comedy Pitch Competition and before taking in Carl Bessai and Brent Butt’s caper-comedy No Clue. Everyone welcome.

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Thursday Feb 6

NO CLUE

DIRECTOR CARL BESSAI

TOM À LA FERME (TOM AT THE FARM)

TOM À LA FERME (TOM AT THE FARM)

6:30pm

No Clue

DIR. CARL BESSAI, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013, 96 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – NORTHWESTEL COMMUNITY CABLE 9

A beautiful femme fatale (Amy Smart) walks into a private detective’s office, only the man behind the desk is not a real detective, he’s comedian Brent Butt (Corner Gas) who has wandered into the wrong place. But the blonde is such a bombshell that he figures what harm would there be in posing as a hard-boiled detective and helping her out a bit? Thus begins director Carl Bessai’s affectionately comic tribute to classic film noir capers and love letter to Vancouver. Director Carl Bessai in attendance.

9:00pm

Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm)

DIR. XAVIER DOLAN, QUEBEC, 2013, 102 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ASSOCIATION FRANCO-YUKONNAISE

Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Laurence Anyways), Canada’s latest 'enfant terrible' of provocative and boundary pushing films, dips his toes into the mainstream with this gripping psychological thriller. Dolan plays the grief-stricken Tom, who ventures into the bucolic Quebec countryside for his lover’s funeral only to become a pawn in a sadistic game perpetrated by the deceased’s savage sexually repressed brother. In French with English subtitles. Parental guidance suggested – mature themes and graphic violence. “An improbably exciting match of knife-edge storytelling and a florid vintage aesthetic…Dolan’s most accomplished and enjoyable work to date.” ~Variety 31


Friday Feb 7

GOLD

10:30am

MY PRAIRIE HOME

Gold

DIR. THOMAS ARSLAN, GERMANY, 2013, 102 MIN

Summer, 1898: The height of the Klondike Gold Rush. Courageous Emily Meyer joins a group of seven German-American immigrants in this beautifully photographed drama. Together they embark on the long journey to the Dawson gold fields via the arduous overland route through British Columbia. Driven by hope for a better life the decimated group works through the rough environment toward their goal, a goal that seems to be further removed from them with every step they take. In German with English subtitles. Parental guidance suggested – frightening scenes.

12:30pm

My Prairie Home

DIR. CHELSEA MCMULLAN, ONTARIO, 2013, 77 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – THE COLLECTIVE GOOD

True Canadian iconoclast and acclaimed transgendered country/electro-pop artist Rae Spoon revisits the stretches of rural Alberta that he once considered 'home' and confronts memories of growing up queer in an abusive, evangelical household. “Beautifully shot, this documentary-meets-musical-meets-road-movie is a sad, hopeful, gorgeous work of poetry.” ~The Globe & Mail

3:00pm

15 Reasons to Live

DIR. ALAN ZWEIG, ONTARIO, 2013, 83 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – YUKON HAVEN SUITES

Said 15 reasons are: Love, solitude, critical mind, art, individuality, home, work, humour, friendship, intoxication, praise, meaning, body, duty and death. To savour them all would presumably be to truly live. Zweig (I, Curmudgeon, Lovable) explores these themes with an eclectic cast of characters in this thought-provoking documentary.

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Friday Feb 7

OIL SANDS KARAOKE

5:15pm

I AM DIVINE

Oil Sands Karaoke

DIR. CHARLES WILKINSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2013, 85 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – YUKON COLLEGE SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS

Karaoke might seem like an unlikely way to explore the northern Alberta town of Fort McMurray, but through five oil sands workers belting their hearts out at a pub we get an intimate view of community and culture in a town overshadowed by its reputation. From the director of Peace Out (Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Documentary, ALFF 2012). Director Charles Wilkinson and producer Tina Schleissler in attendance.

8:00pm

The Summit

DIR. NICK RYAN, IRELAND/UNITED KINGDOM, 2012, 100 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – BAKED CAFÉ

In the summer of 2008, 24 climbers set out to make the final ascent on K2: the world’s second highest and arguably most dangerous mountain. Eleven of those climbers never came back. It was a disaster in a sport accustomed to tragedy, and it was by no means clear what had gone wrong. This stunning and riveting documentary tells the story, zeroing in on the super-human feat of a Nepalese climber who spent 36 hours in the ‘death-zone’ to rescue fellow climbers. Winner – Best Feature Length Film, Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival.

10:15pm

I am Divine

DIR. JEFFERY SCHWARZ, USA, 2013, 85 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – PIXEL BOX STUDIO

This is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth, to his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters in the 1960s and 70s that transformed him into an internationally recognized drag superstar. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. Parental guidance suggested – mature themes. Winner – Audience Award for Best Documentary, FilmOut San Diego 2013. 33


Saturday Feb 8

MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO

9:30am

EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD

My Neighbour Totoro

DIR. HAYAO MIYAZAKI, JAPAN, 1988, 82 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ORDISH & ORDISH CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Renowned director Miyazaki’s classic animation is as lovable now as when it was first released. Satsuki and her younger sister Mei move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. The two young girls discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures. Free admission – family screening.

Expedition to the End of the World (Ekspeditionen til verdens ende) 11:30am

DIR. DANIEL DENCIK, DENMARK/SWEDEN/GREENLAND, 2013, 90 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ARCTIC STAR PRINTING INC.

A thrilling 21st century adventure film. North-East Greenland’s melting massifs set the scene for this exploratory mission realized by a myriad of personalities - scientists, philosophers and artists—all on one magnificent tall ship. A superbly orchestrated film where one iconic image after the other seduces us far beyond the historical footnote that is humanity. Stunning imagery and intriguing originality. In English and Danish with English subtitles. "The cinematography is invariably stunning, featuring lovely scenes of wildlife and lichenencrusted landscapes. That alone makes it worth going along for the ride." ~Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

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Saturday Feb 8

HI HO MISTAHEY!

2:00pm

BLOOD BROTHER

Hi Ho Mistahey!

DIR. ALANIS OBOMSAWIN, ONTARIO/QUEBEC, 2013, 99 MIN SCREENING SPONSORS – TESLIN TLINGIT COUNCIL & MEHAFFEY CONSULTING

Spanning the globe from the Attawapiskat First Nation to the United Nations in Geneva, legendary director Alanis Obomsawin addresses shocking issues surrounding the rights of Indigenous children through the inspirational story of Shannen Koostachin, a Cree teenager who became a powerful activist. Koostachin experienced first hand the profound challenges of trying to learn in toxic buildings with vastly limited educational resources. Shannen’s dream was a simple one: that all children in Canada should have fair access to education in safe and wellequipped schools. Surmounting federal government roadblocks, Shannen begins a movement to build a new school in her community. Director Alanis Obomsawin in attendance.

4:30pm

Blood Brother

DIR. STEVE HOOVER, USA, 2013, 92 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – YUKON DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION CENTRE (YDEC)

The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. Rocky Braat’s first trip to India was a journey of selfdiscovery wherein he visited a care centre for women and children living with HIV and AIDS. This visit proved to be a life-transforming encounter resulting in Rocky leaving behind his life in Pittsburgh to offer full-time love and support to these ailing children. In Tamil and English with English subtitles. Winner – Grand Jury & Audience Awards, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Saturday Feb 8

GABRIELLE

GABRIELLE

THE CONGRESS

THE CONGRESS

6:45pm

Gabrielle

DIR. LOUISE ARCHAMBAULT, QUEBEC, 2013, 104 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ASSOCIATION FRANCO-YUKONNAISE

Produced by the team behind the Academy Award-nominated Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, Gabrielle is a captivating tale of a developmentally challenged young woman’s quest for independence and love, and the right to be the keeper of her own happiness. In French with English subtitles. Parental guidance suggested – mature themes. One of the TIFF Top Ten Canadian films for 2013.

9:00pm

The Congress

DIR. ARI FOLMAN, ISR/BEL/POL/GER/FRA/LUX, 2013, 122 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – MEADIA SOLUTIONS

Robin Wright, a Hollywood actress who once held great promise (The Princess Bride, Forrest Gump) receives an unexpected offer in mid-life: Mirramount Studios proposes to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with the 3-D Robin. The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema. Parental guidance suggested – sexual content.

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Sunday Feb 9

UVANGA

10:00am

REVOLUTION

Uvanga

DIR. MARIE HÉLÈNE-COUSINEAU & MADELINE PIUJUQ IVALU, NUNAVUT, 2013, 88 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ALAYUK ADVENTURES

In the land of the midnight sun, 14-year-old Tomas returns to the people and culture of an Inuk father he never knew. Uvanga (translated as “myself ”) is the Igloolik-set follow-up feature from directors Madeline Piujuq Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau whose film Before Tomorrow won the Best Canadian First Feature prize at TIFF 2008.

12:00pm

Revolution

DIR. ROB STEWART, CANADA, 2013, 90 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – CPAWS YUKON

Revolution is a film about changing the world and the true-life adventure of director Rob Stewart as he strives to redefine human evolution as something anti-industrial. This follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey: one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger—it’s humanity itself. Post-screening discussion with director (via Skype) and Whitehorse environmental activist Amber Church.

3:00pm

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

DIR. MIKE LERNER & MAXIM POZDOROVKIN, UK/RU, 2013, 88 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – MIDNIGHT SUN COFFEE ROASTERS

Filmed over the course of 6 months, this documentary tells the incredible story of 3 young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. Moving from farce to tragedy and back again, the film explores how political and religious forces contrived to make an example out of three young artists who stepped out of line. Who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond—young artists or the society they live in? In Russian with English subtitles.

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Sunday Feb 9

WATERMARK

5:00pm

THE ROCKET

Watermark

DIR. JENNIFER BAICHWAL & EDWARD BURTYNSKY, ONTARIO, 2013, 92 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – EDI ENVIRONMENTAL DYNAMICS INC.

Renowned large-scale environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky teams up with veteran documentary filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal to explore the massive impact that human intervention has had on the world’s water supply with images of astonishing (and sometimes terrifying) beauty. Photographed in 15 countries including aerial images of BC's Scud River in the Stikine River watershed. One of the TIFF Top Ten Canadian films for 2013. “A gigantic collage of jaw-dropping images that sinks deep into the subconscious and leaves a stain—a watermark on the soul.” ~Montréal Gazette

7:45pm

The Rocket

DIR. KIM MOUDANT, LAOS/THAILAND/AUSTRALIA, 2013, 96 MIN SCREENING SPONSOR – ALPINE BAKERY

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home as their village is being forced off their ancestral lands to make way for a power dam. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket in order to prove he’s not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. The Rocket is a feel-good film for the whole family that will transport you from the Yukon winter into a tropical rainforest and the fascinating life of a Laotian boy. In Lao with English subtitles. Winner – Best Debut Feature, Berlin International Film Festival. Winner – Most Popular Film awards at Melbourne, Calgary, Sydney and Tribeca Film Festivals.

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Thank You Duane Ghastant' Aucoin, Michael Vernon, Sandy Johnston, Iris Merritt, Greg Karias, Steve Martindale, Christopher Griffiths, Josh Jansen, Cinematronix, John Dippong, Vancouver International Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Mongrel Media, Kinosmith Distribution, eOne Films, Films We Like, Michael Boyuk, Streel Films, Jane Gutteridge, National Film Board of Canada, John Walker Productions, Tom Alexander, Chris Emery, Nova Alberts, Alberta Yukon Productions, Gkids, Chris McNutt, Northern Town Films, Yukon Female Mustangs Hockey Team, Necessary Illusions, Films Boutique, James Brown, Ravens West Films, Shore Films, Kevin Eastwood, John Christou, The Film Collaborative, Kino Lorber, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, Mary Bradshaw, Douglas Drake. The staff and volunteers at: Yukon Arts Centre, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre & Old Fire Hall. YFS Board of Directors: Noel Sinclair, Victoria Kennedy, Daniel Janke, Shaunagh Stikeman, Chris Ross, Mark Pindera, Baptiste Bohelay, Alyssa Friesen, David MacKinnon Our festival volunteers, sponsors, supporters, guests and audiences over the last 12 years.

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Available Light Film Festival 2014 Programme  

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