The (1st!) Keno City Film Festival

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this blog. If you want the latest, I update my Twitter account regularly.

I’ve gone ahead and created a new Film Festival in the small Yukon community of Keno City. This started as me just screening my film “The 2017 Keno City Music Festival” for the town to see, but I realized it was a good opportunity for a program of Keno-related films. This included another experimental film about Keno I had seen that was (unfairly IMO) not screened at the two conventional, established Film Festivals in the territory here. After three years in this arts outpost, much of the curatorial decisions up here still don’t make much sense to me.

The program is about an hour with at least five films screening I say “at least” because there might be a surprise or two. That’s the flexibility I like about a small, independent festival. This is of course part of the Keno City Music Festival which started in the same way of “let’s just do it!”.

The website for the Festival is kenocityfilmfest.ca and the screening takes place on the 2nd of August at 7pm. It will be fun to expand on the KCFF next year!

 

(awesome Logo designed by Cud Eastbound)

Spark in the Dark premiers Friday April 14th at Dawson City Short Film Festival 2017

My son James and I are excited to launch our film A Spark in the Dark: Tinder Users in the North next week at DCISFF in Dawson City, Yukon. This short doc explores love & technology in the small and isolated town of Dawson City during the sub-arctic winter, revealing touching and humorous insights about life in the far north.

We are also very excited to realize that this is the very first documentary about social media use in the Yukon. The north does indeed provide historic opportunities.

If you can make it most of the crew and participants will be in attendance. We’ll have more screenings info soon.

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