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2023 YK Film Fest Open for Submissions

May 15, 2021

Submissions are now open for the 17th annual Yellowknife International Film Festival! Submit your finished films for consideration for the 2023 YKIFF festival happening in November. All films programmed and screened at the Yellowknife International Film Festival are eligible to be nominated for:- Canadian Screen Awards, - YKIFF Audience Choice Awards (made possible by: NWT Film Commission), and- YKIFF Filmmaker Awards (Sponsored by WarnerMedia Access Canada)Submit your short and feature films in the following 5 categories:

  • Short Fiction
  • Short Documentary
  • Feature & Mid-Length Fiction
  • Feature & Mid-Length Documentary
  • Circumpolar Indigenous Shorts

Click to submit on FilmFreeway

If you are a Northern filmmaker, please email to receive a waiver code to submit for free. Any questions or concerns, please email

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