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.
Awards & Prizes
Lode Star Award
Made in the Yukon Awards
Rules & Terms
All films (including Yukon made) must be 30 minutes or less in length.
Films completed after April 1, 2014 are eligible.
Film must not have not been previously submitted to DCISFF.
Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English.
Industrial films, music videos and public service announcements are not eligible.
Films submitted in the wrong category will be disqualified from entry.
All submissions must be accompanied by the following items:
a completed entry form,
a NTSC DVD (Region 1) for pre-screening AND a Quicktime file for projection. Note: Due to mail times to the North, it is recommended that you supply a projection copy with your application. Vimeo Links also accepted.
a short description of the film (50 words)
a 300 DPI jpg from the film (4” x 3”)
submission fee. (No fees for filmmakers from Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut)
submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed pre-paid return mailer
Incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Early Bird: November 20, 2015. (postmarked) $15 Fee
Final Deadline: December 18 2015 (postmarked) $25 Fee
Yukon Youth Deadline: February 1, 2016 ($15)
Fees, shipping, and the usual disclaimer:
Entry fees are $15.00[CDN] (before November 20th). Late entry fee is $25.00[Cdn]. There are no entry fees for films from the Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut (please contact us for a fee waiver). All insurance and shipping costs are the responsibility of the entrant. All international entries must have “For Cultural Purposes Only No Commercial Value" clearly written on the outside of the shipping package. Due care will be taken in the handling of submissions, but the festival does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted.
Do not send your submissions in a fibre filled envelope, the dust can damage viewing equipment. Do not submit DVDs with adhesive labels.
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:
DCISFF is permitted to use the submitted works and any and all press materials of all selected entries for publicity and promotional purposes;
Contact info for filmmakers and/or distributors may be published in the festival program and website.
DCISFF is permitted to retain the submitted video for inclusion in our non-circulating library (archives);
DCISFF is not responsible for any damage or loss to materials submitted in any way;
The person signing the entry form must be legally authorized to enter this film in the 2015 Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Any copyrighted materials included in the work must have been legally cleared for use.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival is a competitive festival. All entries are reviewed by a selection committee for possible inclusion in the festival.