YORKTON - The Yorkton Film Festival is upcoming May 25-28.
At the regular meeting of Yorkton Council Monday, festival co-chair Ron Irvine gave a brief outline of the upcoming event.
A highlight of the festival will be a screening of the film Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On.
The screening, to be held Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Painted Hand Casino will feature Sainte-Marie joining via Zoom, said Irvine.
The City of Yorkton will present a ‘Networking Luncheon’ Friday at the Gallagher Centre.
The Golden Sheaf awards will be presented Saturday evening.
Overall, the festival attracted more than 300 entries in 2023, said Irvine, adding there are 97 award nominees in 26 different categories.
Councillor Ken Chyz said the festival is obviously a positive for the city.
“Without a doubt it’s an event that has made Yorkton very well-known,” he said.
Mayor Mitch Hippsley agreed.
“I don’t think Yorkton realizes how much they have going on down there,” he said, adding if one does not attend they have “no idea what you’re missing if you don’t take this in.”