Dawson City International Short Film Festival


Years running: 23 (since 2000)

Dawson City International Short Film Festival

International short film festival.


The Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) opens its arms to a migration of film lovers and filmmakers for a four-day celebration of short film. Over the course of these four days, the festival presents films of all genres and from around the world as well as those made in the Yukon. Special events such as panel discussions, meet and greets, workshops, and awards continue to boost professional contacts and marketing opportunities for filmmakers, providing a unique networking environment.


  • MITY Award (Made in the Yukon)
  • MITY Emerging Artist Award
  • MITY Youth Award
  • Lodestar Award
  • Audience Choice


  • All films (including Yukon made) must be 30 minutes or less in length. 
  • Films completed after January 1, 2018 are eligible. 
  • Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English. 
  • Industrial films, music videos and public service announcements are not eligible. 
  • Submit via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway system.

All submissions must be accompanied by the following items:

  • a completed entry form, 
  • a NTSC DVD (Region 1) for pre-screening or a video link. We also accept online screeners through withoutabox.com and filmfreeway.com (see links above).
  • 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) 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Dan Sokolowski (Producer).



Dawson City

Official Website




Dawson City International Short Film Festival
PO Box 8000 Dawson City, Yukon
Canada, Y0B 1G0

Phone: 867-993-5005
Fax: 867-993-5838

Email: filmfest@kiac.ca

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 01, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 18, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    December 23, 2019
  • Notifications
    March 09, 2020
  • Event Dates
    8 — 11 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Canadian or International Film. Any genre, 30 minutes or less

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $25

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